Regardless of work setting, clients regularly present with issues related to spiritual and religious values. Counselors, however, often feel unprepared to work with clients presenting with spiritual or religious issues. This is particularly true regarding the ethics of working with spiritual and religious issues in counseling. This panel session, by members of the ASERVIC Ethical Values Committee, will address key ethical issues when addressing clients’ spiritual and religious values.
Participants will gain advanced knowledge of the ethical necessity of understanding and applying the ASERVIC Competencies for Addressing Spiritual and Religious Issues in Counseling in working with clients’ spirituality issues.
Participants will gain advanced knowledge of the importance of cultural humility and multicultural competence as it applies to working with clients’ spiritual and religious issue in counseling.
Participants will gain advanced understanding in regard to hot topic ethical issues related to spirituality and religion; for example, informed consent (ACA Code A.2.a), client values (ACA Code A.11.b), duty to warn (ACA Code B.2.a), and end of life issues (ACA Code B.2.b).
Distinguished Professor of Counseling,
Sam Houston State University