WWTTD (What Would This Therapist Do?)
January 20, 2012 5:52 PM Subscribe
Anglican Christian filter: I am interested in working for an Anglican non-profit organization as an intern-therapist. I am a non-practicing Christian, but have a strong spiritual belief (think: Eckhart Tolle/Eastern philosophy) and was formally trained in transpersonal psychotherapy, which by definition is rooted in spirituality and encourages one to "transcend beyond oneself." I am not inherently opposed to religion, but do not follow strict Catholic practices. Should I reconsider being interested in this position? I need more subjective info on Anglican beliefs, and Wikipedia isn't really helping in this area.
posted by luciddream928 to religion & philosophy (6 answers total)
If it matters, I have a strong sense of humor (see the headline, not meant to be offensive) but I can reign it in when appropriate. I sometimes use irreverence in therapeutic sessions with the "right" clients in the "right" moment. Would this be appropriate? Despite the fact that I am a non-practicing Christian, I do view religion positively. As a therapist, code of ethics requires that I keep info about myself to a minimum, so theoretically my practices don't matter - but because this is a church, they may want people who either a.) attend their church or b.) attend any church at all. Thoughts from Anglicans greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!