ERIC Number: EJ791950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 85
Understanding Gender and Culture within the Context of Spirituality: Implications for Counselors
Passalacqua, Sue; Cervantes, Joseph M.
Counseling and Values, v52 n3 p224 Apr 2008
This article examines roles that gender, culture, and spirituality play in elements of therapeutic process. It presents an initial literature review of gender, culture, and spirituality as these factors relate to shaping identities and defining one's behavior. Discussions on how these 3 dimensions influence the level of understanding and effective responsiveness that competent counseling professionals should consider in a culturally and spiritually diverse society are presented. Three case studies provide a framework to illuminate the complexity that professionals face when counseling issues are viewed through unique gender, cultural, and spiritual worldviews. Implications for counselors and the counseling profession are provided.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Religious Factors, Counselors, Therapy, Values, Gender Differences, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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