The SIP Program is in alignment with ACPE’s commitment to multicultural competence, particularly spiritual and religious competence. It will help therapists increase their knowledge and skills for working with their clients’ spirituality, as well as helping therapists learn ethically appropriate ways of drawing upon their own spirituality in the therapeutic relationship. The SIP Program recognizes that high-quality therapists become high-quality therapists over time, in formative relationships, and it will also give emphasis to personal integration, development of professional identity, and growth in a distinctive way of being.
What Are the Goals?
The SIP Program has four primary aims: