A close colleague, Dave Ray, has posted an interesting article on his website about social work and politics. His observations about the place of policitics in social work is intelligent and germane. The same should be said of religious views.
The folks over at Mind Hacks have posted an interesting article regarding racism in the mental health in the U.K.. The article states, "It is widely known that in the UK, black and ethnic ethnic minority people are much more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic mental illness, such as schizophrenia, than other members of society." Why might this be?
Many clients will ask their therapist, "What religion are you?" I think there is a more important question to ask your therapist about their religious beliefs. What should you ask? Why is it important?