Ethical Considerations in Religious Psychotherapy: Potential Pitfalls and Unique Resources

Volume
Volume 22
Issue
Winter 1994
Title
Ethical Considerations in Religious Psychotherapy: Potential Pitfalls and Unique Resources
Abstract

Religious psychotherapy which works with religious issues and utilizes spiritual resources (e.g., prayer, Scriptures, referral to religious support groups, etc.) explicitly, has become an important part of contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. Religion is now recognized as a significant dimension of human diversity that needs to be respected and dealt with appropriately in psychotherapy. However, ethical considerations and controversial issues related to the practice of religious psychotherapy remain. They are discussed in this article both in terms of potential pitfalls or dangers, as well as unique resources or positive contributions of religious psychotherapy, which should be practiced in a clinically sensitive, ethically responsible, and professionally competent way.

Author
Dr. S.Y. Tan
Pages
389 - 394
Price
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