ERIC Number: EJ978594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Spiritual Issues in Counseling: What Do Students Perceive They Are Being Taught?
Adams, Jennifer R.
Counseling and Values, v57 n1 p66-80 Apr 2012
Client religious and spiritual practices have recently emerged as beneficial to both mental and physical health. However, graduates of counseling programs indicate that they have not been adequately trained to address religious and spiritual issues with clients. This exploratory study focused on the perceptions of counselors-in-training regarding what messages they received about these issues during their training programs, as well as their potential behaviors when working with clients. Results indicated that potential behaviors are not always consistent with what they are taught. Implications for training and future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Counselors, Training, Mental Health, Adult Education, Counseling, Religious Factors, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Females, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States