When psychologists work with religious clients: Applications of the general principles of ethical conduct
Journal/Book: Prof Psychol Res Pract. 1999; 30: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 557-562.
Abstract: Psychologists become more effective and relevant when they appreciate that many clients hold religious values and commitments. Greater awareness of religion and religious Values in the lives of clients may aid clinicians' efforts to provide more accurate assessments and effective treatment plans. The authors use the American Psychological Association's (1992) ''Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct'' as a framework to examine many of the ethical issues relevant when psychologists work with religious clients. This article also provides suggestions for ways in which clinicians may obtain the skills needed to offer competent assessments and interventions with religiously committed clients.
Note: Article Yarhouse MA, Regent Univ, Doctoral Program Clin Psychol, CRB 215, Virginia Beach,VA USA
Keyword(s): COMPARATIVE EFFICACY; INDIVIDUALS; DEPRESSION; VALUES