The Inclusion of Spiritual Process in Counseling and Perceived Counselor Effectiveness

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Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
J. Scott Young, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this study, client level of spirituality was examined as a potential moderater for the effectiveness of including spiritual process in the counseling process. Using an analogue design, participants were crossed on self-reported level of spirituality and randomly assigned to 1 of 2 analogue conditions. Results suggested that a spiritual intervention was perceived similarly to a cognitive-behavioral intervention for all respondents. Those respondents who self-reported higher levels of spirituality rated the counselor on the analogue as more expert and more trustworthy, regardless of which of the 2 analogue conditions they evaluated. Implications for counselors are provided.

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Counseling and Values, 45, 145-153.
Language: English
Date: 2001
Spirituality, Counseling, Client perception, Counselor efficacy

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