mental health therapy, counseling, mental health referral collaboration, Latter-Day Saints
Perceived attitudes between mental health therapists and local congregational LDS religious leaders regarding the value, function, and efficacy of mental health therapy were qualitatively examined. Qualitative data emerging from 4 LDS religious leaders (all male; 3 bishops and 1 stake president) and 7 mental health therapists (5 females, 2 males) were analyzed. Results showed differences in attitudes related to the collaboration process as well as the efficacy and process of counseling between local mental health therapists and LDS religious leaders in a specific Southwest region of the U.S. Additional results are reported. Implications are discussed related to these findings.
Original Publication Citation
Allen, G. E. K. & Hill, C. (2014). Exploring perceived attitudes of counseling between LDS religious leaders and mental health therapists. Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy, 36, 1, 71-82.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allen, Kawika and Hill, Curtis, "Exploring Perceived Attitudes of Counseling between LDS Religious Leaders and Mental Health Therapists" (2015). Faculty Publications. 3172.
Allen and Hill
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education