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

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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.

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.

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