The agency that you work for can be a valuable ally or an obstacle for you in di
The agency that you work for can be a valuable ally or an obstacle for you in discussing pertinent spiritual and/or religious issues with your clients. Explore whether your agency (or field placement agency) has any other guidelines on the relevance and importance of spirituality in its programs. If so, ask how they define spirituality and whether they differentiate it from religion. Under what circumstances is spirituality allowed or encouraged as a topic of discussion with clients? Also ask if there are any safeguards to prevent a worker from bringing up their own spirituality and imposing it on their clients. If there are safeguards, how are they explained? Make sure to relate the discussion to what you read in Chapter 7.

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