Psychotherapist and Wiccan Clergy: The Ethics of a Dual Relationship


  • Ellen C Friedman City University



neo-paganism, wiccan clergy, psychotherapy


Wiccan clergy psychotherapists encounter complex ethical dilemmas due to dual roles. In an attempt to understand the extreme complexity of the multiple roles, this discourse begins with an examination of current ethical codes of the professional societies. Recent literature related to dual relationships in rural and small communities is surveyed, as well as decisionmaking models effective in these situations. Common ethical complexities experienced by clergy psychotherapists are reviewed. Informal communication with Wiccan clergy psychotherapists confirms the multidimensional nature of the ethics. Options for Wiccan clergy psychotherapists are considere


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How to Cite

Friedman, E. C. (2020). Psychotherapist and Wiccan Clergy: The Ethics of a Dual Relationship. Pomegranate, 16–25.