Health Beliefs, Religious Values, and the Counseling Process: A Comparison of Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A. E. Bergin (1985) studied the religious values and beliefs of mental health professionals and the relationship of those values to the counseling process. This study replicated Bergin's research with a sample of professional counselors. Differences were found in each of 10 beliefs areas and 10 values areas between the total sample in both studies. Within-group differences revealed greater similarities between professional counselors and social workers and marriage and family therapists and greater differences between counselors and either psychologists or psychiatrists. Implications for counseling and counselor training are discussed.

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Counseling and Values, 42(2), 106-123.
Language: English
Date: 1998
Counseling, Mental health, Professional values, Personal ethics, Religious beliefs

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