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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Morality in Psychotherapy

By John Gavazzi and Samuel Knapp
Submitted to The Pennsylvania Psychologist

Individuals rarely, if ever, enter psychotherapy with the explicit goals of understanding the origins of their morality, their moral reasoning skills, or matching their expressed moral ideals with their everyday behavior.  Nonetheless, clients and psychologists always bring their moral values into the psychotherapy session.  Although morality and moral values may not be an overt part of the therapeutic dialogue, many psychotherapy sessions are rife with moral issues, value-laden comments, ethical conflicts, and moral reasoning.  

If morality is seldom overtly addressed in psychotherapy, what makes morality so important to the practicing psychologist? 

The entire article is here.
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