Edwin Gannt


This paper is a brief response to Dr. Robert Gleave's (2012) article " Gospel Centered 'Therapist' or Gospel Centered 'Therapy': Is There a Difference and Does It Matter?" Dr. Gleave's essay is commended for its insight, timeliness, and importance to the LDS clinical and counseling community. Three areas in which LDS therapists need to engage in careful conceptual consideration of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of their approach to therapy are enumerated: moral agency, embodiment, and sexuality. It is argued that a gospel-centered perspective in psychology requires that the LDS therapist pay careful attention to the conceptual "fit" between these concepts as they are understood in the light of the restored gospel and as they are understood in contemporary secular psychology.