Speaker: Eric G. Swedin

THE RISE OF LDS PSYCHOTHERAPY

Latter-day Saint psychotherapists strive for the “cure of souls” through a melding of LDS theology with mainstream psychology. How and when did psychotherapeutic methodologies take hold within Mormonism, giving rise to professional organizations such as the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP) and BYU’s Institute for Studies in Values and Human Behavior? Author Eric …

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‘CREATIVE’ SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN LDS POPULATIONS

If practicing Mormons eschew alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs, do they use other sub-stances, abuse prescribed drugs, or engage in behavioral addictions? What cultural attitudes, pressures, or beliefs might contribute to self-medicating behaviors and addictions? Mental health professionals describe some of the ‘creative” drugs of choice used in LDS populations and the cultural beliefs employed …

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