- Faith is integral to good treatment and healthy functioning for both client and therapist.
- We encourage dialogue about issues of faith with staff, and where appropriate, with clients.
- Imposing faith or values on a client can be detrimental to their well-being, and all direct statements regarding theology or faith should be carefully weighed for their therapeutic value.
- We value diversity and seek to support differences in both clients and staff.
- We value cultural sensitivity, particularly with regard to race, religion, and sexual orientation.
- We view our work with clients from a systemic perspective with a particular emphasis on the importance of relationships.
- We believe a bio-psycho-social-spiritual understanding of our client’s is necessary to provide informed treatment.
- Facilitating wholeness often necessitates creative and collaborative work.
- We value working in collaboration with other staff and community partners including: other agencies, social workers, clergy, care-givers etc.
- We seek to maintain healthy relationships with our collaborative partners.
CARING FOR OURSELVES
- Self-care and care of colleagues is as important as caring for our clients for the overall well-being of our agency.
- We value and are intentional about fostering a sense of community among our staff.
WHERE CCS STANDS ON TREATMENT OF LGBT CLIENTS
- It is essential that all clients are treated as spiritually accepted in their sexual orientation.
- It is essential that LBGT clients are considered to be without pathology in regard to their sexual orientation.
- No client may be given the promise or impression that sexual orientation change will be the outcome of therapy.
- A therapist who has religious dissonance should refer LGBT clients.