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Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group

 


Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group

 

The Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (SPSIG) was founded in 1999 to provide a forum for psychiatrists to explore the influence of the major religions, which shape the cultural values and aspirations of psychiatrist and patient alike.The spiritual aspirations of persons not identifying with any one particular faith are held to be of no less importance, as well as the viewpoint of those who hold that spirituality is independent of religion.

The SPSIG aims to contribute a framework of ideas of general interest to the College, stimulating discussion and promoting an integrative approach to mental health care.

For patients, there is the need to help the service user feel supported in being able to bring spiritual concerns to the fore.

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