May 6, 2018
2:00-5:00pm On-site, Staten Island, NY
Dynamic lecturer and author Karen Herrick brings us back to the first time the DSM contained V-Code 62.89 in recognition of Religious or Spiritual Problems. In response to 30-40 % of the US population reporting to have undergone at least one mystical or spiritual experience, the purpose of this V-Code was to introduce a more culturally sensitive DSM ensuring mental health professionals would not ignore or make pathological the religious or spiritual dimensions of life. Believers and skeptics alike are invited to gain insight and appreciation of the important contrasts and characteristics of spiritual experiences vs psychosis, as well as enjoy a fascinating look at the ethical elements associated with Religion and Spirituality in the psychotherapeutic setting.