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Posted by aalkon at October 26, 2006 7:27 AM

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The piece referred to is certainly done as a hypothetical piece to inspire thought.

Still ...
A client with strong religious faith would probably *not* go to see an atheist psychologist to begin with. Also, a licensed psychologist is ethically bound not to do harm to a client, hence, he would need to do a great deal more investigating before assigning a diagnosis. Assigning a diagnosis that is detrimental in some manner to a client is malpractice. (See the American Psychological Association web site for more info on ethics).

Any counselor worth his or her salt, would simply reply to this client: "So. How's this belief system working for you?" And take it from there.

If someone is leading a functional life and not doing harm it doesn't really matter what they believe, does it?

-Student of Psych

Posted by: I'm Still Learning at October 27, 2006 7:42 PM

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