Spiritual/religious beliefs and practices may be related to clients’ presenting issues or hold keys to the resolution of those issues. Many counselors, however, do not feel competent to assess for and integrate information about client belief systems. In this interactive session, attendees will review concrete suggestions to ethically address the spiritual domain in the intake and assessment process as well as ways to integrate client belief systems and spiritual practices in counseling plans. Handouts will be provided.
Attendees will articulate common ways in which issues of spirituality or religion may directly or indirectly relate to clients’ presenting problems and/or may contribute to the resolution of those problems.
Attendees will identify tools to assess for the salience of the spiritual domain for clients.
Attendees will identify interventions for the ethical integration of spirituality and religion in counseling plans.
Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator,
Montclair State University
The Church of God in Christ For All Saints