Implications of Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment
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Three core hours will provide the mental health clinician with a comprehensive introductory overview of implications of religion and spirituality in mental health practice. Participants will learn the skills needed to assist clients with spiritual issues that may arise in therapy while not crossing the boundaries between pastoral counseling and psychotherapy. This training will provide extensive resources for assessing and working with the client’s spiritual issues and values; and include the opportunity for reflection on the values, spiritual beliefs and practices of clinicians.Skills for assessing spiritual issues and values. and how a client’s identified religious affiliation (from childhood or current practice) can help or hinder success in therapy will receive special attention.