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ERIC Number: EJ859702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Influence of Counselor Spirituality and Training on Treatment Focus and Self-Perceived Competence
van Asselt, Kathryn Watkins; Senstock, Tracy D. Baldo
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n4 p412-419 Fall 2009
Spirituality is a potential area of concern for counseling clients. This study presents the empirical results of a survey completed by 572 counselors to determine if counselors' spiritual beliefs, experiences, or training had an impact on their focus of therapy or self-perceived competence. A counselor's personal spirituality, spiritual experience, and spirituality training did significantly influence treatment focus as well as self-perceived competence to counsel a client with spiritual concerns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A