NEPA Freethought Society Podcast #13 – Religion, Psychology, and the Secular Therapist Project with Dr. Darrel Ray

From the podcast episode’s page where you can find the episode itself and links mentioned in the show description:

Podcast Topic:
In this episode – largely a conversation between Dr. Ray and the podcast’s host Justin Vacula — Dr. Ray speaks about the secular therapist project and related topics such as the potential harm of inserting religion into a therapist/client relationship, the role of science-based/evidence-based information in therapy, problems secular persons face when seeking mental health professionals, and how religious therapists can strive to not include supernatural elements in therapy.

Cast:
Justin Vacula (Podcast Host, Co-Organizer, Spokesperson, and a Board Member)
Jason Gogola (Producer, Web Director, and a Board Member)

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About Dr. Darrel Ray:

Dr. Darrel Ray is an organizational psychologist, writer, and speaker who is the founder of Recovering From Religion. His four books include two on organizational team issues (Teaming up: making the transition to a self-directed, team-based organization and The performance culture: maximizing the power of teams), The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture, and Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. Dr. Ray has been a student of religion most of his life and holds a MA degree in religion as well as a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and a doctorate in psychology

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Secular Therapist Project
Recovering from Religion
Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

Music used in podcast:
Artist: of Montreal
Song: Gronlandic Edit
Lyrics highlighted:

I guess it would be nice to give my heart to a God
But which one, which one do I choose?
All the churches filled with losers, psycho or confused
I just want to hold the divine in mine.