The Importance Of Religion And Spirituality

comparative Essay
1023 words
1023 words

I was told by my parents that in the professional world I should avoid bringing up the topics about religion or politics because I might offend someone or someone may feel I am harassing or discriminating against their beliefs. Therefore professionally this can then get me in trouble. We live in a world where everyone has a strong opinion and belief on religion and politics. Getting into a debate in the workplace about the religion and spirituality someone may feel that you are trying to convert them to think and believe the way you believe. There has been ethical issues when therapists would use religion and spirituality in their therapy sessions. In this paper I will discuss why it is difficult to conclude what common factors that may contribute …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they were told by their parents to avoid bringing up religion or politics in the professional world because they might offend someone or feel harassed or discriminated against their beliefs.
  • Explains that many therapists were not trained in religion and spirituality in their graduate and post-graduate education. they now understand how religion can mix into adaptive and maladaptive human behavior.
  • Concludes that integrating spirituality in therapy has been effective as well as using other treatments.
  • Explains the american psychological association's publication manual, decoding the ethics code, a practical guide for psychologists.

Across all types of counseling, 60% of clients use religious terminology to describe their personal experiences, (Shafransky & Malony, 1990). Some clients/patients believe religions are appropriate in the counseling/therapy sessions and prefer that it be integrated in the counseling/ therapy sessions.

In the past, leaders like Sigmund Freud and B.F. Skinner avoided talking about or using religion and spirituality in clinical practice. Maybe it 's because they were not trained in this area of religion and spirituality. During recent years a vast of therapists did not receive training in religion and spirituality either during their graduate and post-graduate education. Now some therapists has learned and is now more educated about the competent care that support the essential knowledge about religious and spiritual diversity. Therapists now understand how religion and spirituality can mix into adaptive and maladaptive human behavior and how religion and spirituality …show more content…

There has been many clients/patients that has been affected regarding religion and spirituality beliefs years and years ago, and there are still some that are affected today. Therapists concern is for the welfare of their clients/patients and must be eminent profession of psychology. According to (Fisher, 2013 p. 95) Standard 3.04: Avoiding Harm states psychologists should take reasonable steps to avoid harming their clients/patients...and others with whom they work, and to minimize harm where it is foreseeable and

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