The Psychotherapist as Christian Ethicist: Theology Applied to Practice

Volume
Volume 20
Issue
Summer 1992
Title
The Psychotherapist as Christian Ethicist: Theology Applied to Practice
Abstract

The ethical nature of human transformation in general and psychotherapy in particular means that therapists function as applied ethicists. Efforts to relate or integrate theology and therapy must therefore address ethical issues. Disciplines that might provide a basis for ethical positions-€”science and ethics (including Christian ethics)-€”are reviewed, along with the adequacy of the scientist-practitioner model to inform the ethical aspects of practice. The specific contributions of Christian ethics to the dialogue needed between ethicists, theologians, and psychotherapy theorists and practitioners are discussed. Implications for training and continuing professional development are considered.

Author
Dr. A.C. Tjeltveit
Pages
89 - 98
Price
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