ERIC Number: EJ921429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 126
Student Spirituality and School Counseling: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges
Sink, Christopher A.; Devlin, James M.
Counseling and Values, v55 n2 p130-148 Apr 2011
In this article, the professional school counseling community is introduced to the value of addressing student spirituality as a way to foster personal and social growth. Prior to discussing the robust theoretical and research foundation for this endeavor, 3 workable definitional strands of spirituality are summarized and applied to educational settings. Strategies for transitioning from the conceptual to school practice are explored, including the key issues related to legal and ethical practice and school counselor education and training. Finally, recommendations for future school counseling research in this area are briefly examined.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, School Counseling, Religious Factors, School Counselors, Spiritual Development, Individual Development, Social Development, Ethics, Humanism
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