ERIC Number: ED457504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Supervision and Religious/Spiritual Issues: Toward a Discussion.
Isakson, Richard L; Worthen, Vaughn E.; Dougher, M. Kirk
An attempt was made to determine whether counseling doctoral programs allow or encourage a discussion of religion and spirituality as part of the counselor client relationship. Several arguments are presented that support therapists attending to clients' religious and spiritual beliefs. The types of problems or disorders that can be aided by clients' religious and spiritual beliefs include abuse; martial or family difficulties; alcohol or drug dependency; balancing career and family; and unwanted pregnancy. Ethical considerations are discussed on how to integrate religious and spiritual issues into therapy. How to train and supervise psychologists to work with religiously diverse clients is reviewed and suggestions are given on how to prepare therapists to integrate religious and spiritual issues. (Contains 31 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).