Episode 76

Shame On You: LDS 12 Step Program Facilitator Speaks Out

On this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon are joined by James Hofheins, a former 12 Step Addiction Program facilitator for the LDS church.

James discusses how facilitators are chosen and rarely have any kind of experience or training. He tells us more about how the 12 Step Programs work and how people who are referred to these programs often slip deeper into shame and guilt.

James has a very interesting story himself and it was fascinating to delve deeper into the world of LDS therapy programs in general. In light of the recent Jodi Hildebrandt revelations on abuses within the LDS therapy system, this topic is not only timely but very important and we thank James for being willing to share his story.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!