ERIC Number: EJ1024033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Religion and Spirituality in Group Counseling: Beliefs and Practices of University Counseling Center Counselors
Post, Brian C.; Cornish, Marilyn A.; Wade, Nathaniel G.; Tucker, Jeritt R.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v38 n4 p264-284 2013
Fifty-four counselors at 9 university counseling centers participated in a study regarding religion and spirituality (R/S) in group counseling. The majority indicated that R/S is an appropriate topic for group counseling and that some religious and spiritual interventions are appropriate to use. However, counselors rarely use these interventions. Counselors endorsed higher ratings for spiritual interventions compared to their religious counterparts. After reading 1 of 2 vignettes depicting either a religious or spiritual concern raised by a group client, counselors rated their likelihood of responding in different ways. We observed no differences in the responses based on the different vignettes.
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Group Counseling, School Counselors, Colleges, Vignettes, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Techniques, Intervention, Check Lists, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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