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ERIC Number: EJ921430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
School Counselors' Comfort and Competence with Spirituality Issues
Smith-Augustine, Shirlene
Counseling and Values, v55 n2 p149-156 Apr 2011
Forty-four school counselors and school counseling interns participated in a descriptive study that explored whether students include spirituality and religious issues when they see their school counselor and assessed school counselors' comfort and perceived competence in addressing these concerns. Findings indicated that most respondents (86%) had spirituality and religious issues arise in their student-counseling-related interactions; 88% reported feeling comfortable with the issues and 61% believed they were competent to address them. The majority of the respondents attributed their competence to their master's-level graduate training; 80% also identified the need to improve their competence level. Implications for practice were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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