We are all practicing in an increasingly diverse world, a world that continues to get smaller and push us to be better neighbors. As marriage and family therapists, we have a professional responsibility to acknowledge and understand the cultural identities of our clients, and to integrate those cultural factors into the treatment process. In other words, we have a responsibility to provide culturally competent care. In addition to issues related to race and ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation, cultural competence also includes spirituality. Unfortunately, addressing spirituality within the context of clinical practice is oftentimes not given the attention it needs and, as a result, MFTs can feel challenged about how to integrate is ethically and effectively.
This Friday, July 17 at 3:00 PM ET, Robert W. Marrs will host a webinar on Spirituality and Ethics in Clinical Practice, which will take a closer look at the role of spirituality in practice and some of the common ethical challenges facing MFTs. A recorded version of this webinar will also be available on Teneo if you are not able to join us on Friday. Register here.
Robert W. Marrs, MS is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the Manager of Clinical Services at Aurora Family Service in Milwaukee, WI.; Clinical Fellow, Approved Supervisor, and a Past President of WAMFT; Clinical Instructor at Marquette University, and serves on the ethics committees of two Aurora Health Care hospitals.