ERIC Number: EJ1049891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Incorporating Religiosity, Spirituality, and Mindfulness into the Professional Development of Residence Life Staff
Burke, Monica Galloway; Sauerheber, Jill Duba; Dye, Lacretia; Hughey, Aaron W.
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v41 n1 p206-217 2014
Incorporating an understanding of religiosity and spirituality into the professional development of residence life staff can give them the knowledge and insights needed to successfully utilize students' already heightened awareness of their own religiosity, spirituality, and mindfulness, creating an environment that meets their emotional and psychological needs in a more comprehensive and fulfilling manner. Specifically, the competencies developed by the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling are discussed in terms of their utility in working with college and university students, many of whom are struggling with this critical dimension of their lives as they progress through the higher education experience. Recommendations for incorporating these competencies into the professional development activities of residence life staff are integrated throughout the narrative in order to foster greater efficacy in responding to students' religious and spiritual needs.
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Student Needs, College Students, Professional Development, Metacognition, Psychological Needs, Cultural Awareness, College Housing, Counseling Services, Resident Advisers
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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