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Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group Spring Conference 2018

“Recommendations for psychiatrists on spirituality and religion”

Challenges, difficulties and dilemmas in addressing spirituality and religion in clinical practice

Date Friday 16 March 2018
Time 10:00-16:30
Type Conference
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
CPD One CPD point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group review

This meeting is open to Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest members only.



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This will be a small meeting for SIG members consisting of debate and small group discussion to share clinical experience relating to the college position statement on spirituality and religion in psychiatric practice.

The programme includes a debate on the motion, “Psychiatrists who explore potential pathways to spiritual growth with patients are not proselytising”. The motion will be proposed by Dr Lucy Grimwade and Dr Andrew Clark, members of the Spirituality SIG executive committee. It will be opposed by Professor Rob Poole and Dr Robert Higgo who have published on their concerns regarding potential boundary breaches when spirituality and religion are addressed in clinical practice.

There will be opportunities to explore practicalities of conducting spiritual assessment. Attention will be given to the different priorities of the psychiatry subspecialties.




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