A recent debate on the roles of religious values in psychotherapy has focused on global issues rather than more meaningful issues of client-therapist matching. This debate is reviewed and the concept of religious value matching is introduced. As an example of the systematic variation in one's values as a function of religion, guilt accepting (G+) and guilt repressing (G-) values are considered. The four possible client-therapist matching categories are discussed and outcomes are considered from a tripartite model. Finally, recommendations for religious value matching and ethical implications are discussed.
McMinn, Mark R., "Religious Values and Client-Therapist Matching in Psychotherapy" (1984). Faculty Publications - Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program. 223.