Religious Values and Client-Therapist Matching in Psychotherapy

Volume
Volume 12
Issue
Spring 1984
Title
Religious Values and Client-Therapist Matching in Psychotherapy
Abstract

A recent debate on the roles of religious values in psychotherapy has focused on global issues rather than more meaningful issues of client-therapist matching. This debate is reviewed and the concept of religious value matching is introduced. As an example of the systematic variation in one'€™s values as a function of religion, guilt accepting (G+) and guilt repressing (G-) values are considered. The four possible client-therapist matching categories are discussed and outcomes are considered from a tripartite model. Finally, recommendations for religious value matching and ethical implications are discussed.

Author
Dr. M.R. McMinn
Pages
24 - 33
Price
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