Participants needed for research in religion and spirituality in therapy: exploring how trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, who identify as religious or spiritual, experience undertaking therapeutic training in the UK.

The aim of this survey research is to explore how trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, who identify as religious or spiritual, experience undertaking therapeutic training in the UK. 

To take part in this survey you need to:

  • identify as someone who is religious, spiritual, or a person of faith (please note you do not need to be a member of a  particular religious or faith group).
  • be a current trainee or recent professional counsellor or psychotherapy graduate with no more than five years post qualifying experience.
  • graduated from a training course accredited or endorsed by one of the following professional bodies: BACP, UKCP, or BPC and have undertaken a training programme that is at least one year full-time in length or two years part-time which included a minimum of a 100 hours of client hours.

The survey will ask you to answer questions in four main areas:

  • experience of talking about religion/spirituality during your training.
  • conflicts experienced between your religion/spirituality and therapeutic theory and practice.
  • Training received around religion and spirituality on your training course.
  • Competences for working with clients presenting with religious/spiritual concerns.

If you are interested and eligible to take part, please click on the survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H6L6L28

Thank you for considering taking part in this research project.

Dr. Jane Hunt