Integrating Spirituality Into Counselor Preparation: A Developmental, Wellness Approach

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Recent surveys of the general public and of counseling professionals suggest the pervasive importance of spirituality in the lives of all individuals. Yet, the infusion of spirituality in counselor preparation programs continues to be a concern. Incorporating spirituality within a wellness paradigm can help counselors and counselor educators value and address spirituality as an integral component of optimum human functioning. By distinguishing between religiosity and spirituality and operationally conceptualizing spirituality as a life span developmental phenomenon that is essential for achieving wellness, counselor educators can more readily incorporate spiritual issues within the philosophy of the counseling profession.

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Counseling & Values, 47(2), 142-155.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Spirituality, Counselor training, Wellness

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