Clinical Behaviors for Addressing Religious/Spiritual Issues: Do We Practice What We Preach?

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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: To determine if counselors integrate clinical behaviors for addressing religious/spiritual issues in counseling consistent with their ratings of the importance of such behaviors, the authors conducted a national survey of American Counseling Association (ACA) members. Seventy-eight ACA members rated the importance of and frequency with which they engaged in a set of 30 clinical behaviors that were identified in the existing literature as addressing religious/spiritual issues within counseling. Results indicated possible disparities between importance and frequency ratings. Potential barriers to counselors' utilization of religious and spiritually directed clinical behaviors were identified.

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Counseling and Values. 58(1), 45-58
Language: English
Date: 2013
Clinical behaviors, Counselors, Religion, Clinical practice, Spirituality

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