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New religious movements and counselling: academic, professional and personal perspectives

Beckford, James A.(Edited by)Harvey, Sarah(Edited by)Steidinger, Silke(Edited by)
Part of the Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements series
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There are many different ways in which minority religions and counselling may interact.

In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions, with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the most common relationship is one of ignorance - mental health professionals do not pay much attention to religion and often do not ask or consider their client's religious affiliation.

To date, the understanding of this relationship has focused on the 'anti-cult movement' and the perceived need for members of minority religions to undergo some form of 'exit counselling'.

In line with the series, this volume takes a non-judgemental approach and instead highlights the variety of issues, religious groups and counselling approaches that are relevant at the interface between minority religion and counselling.

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Routledge
1317088085 / 9781317088080
eBook (EPUB)
14/12/2017
England
English
248 pages
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