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Furthermore, a respect for diversity is a concern that this guideline is addressing. It is very important that counselors not discriminate based on race, culture, sexual orien... ... middle of paper ... ...s affect the client’s daily life. This will help the counselor properly diagnose and treat the client. However, it is still important for the counselor to be aware of his or her own religious/spiritual values because self-disclosure may be of some importance to client in therapy. In addition, there are criticisms of this approach that include unconditional acceptance of client’s viewpoint that might blur the lines between mental illness and religious belief.
Summary In this meta-analysis of integration of spirituality and religion in the counseling field, the authors seek to understand the skills and attitudes needed to integrate these variables into counseling. Among those that were studied are awareness of one’s own culture and heritage, respect for the diversity found in people concerning spirituality and religion and recognition of one’s helping style and how it may be perceived by clients (Walker, Gorsuch, & Tan, 2004). A difficulty that has occurred commonly is that a definition of spirituality cannot be agreed on. In a broad explanation of both religion as well as spirituality, religion constitutes the organization of faith, implementing prayer, ministry and theology. Spirituality could be viewed as a more individualized experience with a higher being, creator or idea (Walker et al., 2004, p. 70).
There are many theoretical models of counseling. Often, a diverse approach or the use of several approaches is best for the resolution of problems. I utilize several different theories and strategies in my role as a counselor. However, it is the Individual personal theory and the Family theory model that anchors my orientation to counseling as a Christian counselor. Individual personal theory of counseling is very important for the successes of any therapeutic process that affects how I council.
563). As I became more disconnected with the institutional approach to religion, I continued to seek and explore spiritual ideals. My idea of spirituality mirrors Duncan S. Ferguson’s (2010) explanation, “Spirituality is the effort to fully utilize the relevant elements of our religious traditions and other religious traditions as our guidance in life, leading us to our development as persons growing toward wholeness, insight, joy, and responsible living” (p.
Open ended questions are asked to inquire about a person’s source of hope, strength, peace, and comfort. It also evaluates their religion, practices in relation to God, and how their spirituality can affect their medical care. “HOPE sets a tone of trust and safety that is often needed for discussion of conscious and unconscious beliefs, values, concepts and practices that may lie at the core of a person’s being” (Walsh, 2010). Accordingly to the responses received, spiritual interventions will be adjusted to fit that patient’s needs. This tool is flexible and easily adaptable to each
Addiction consumes the mind and body, which embodies the likeness of a spiritual realm, however, it’s the demon in disguise. for this reason, interjecting spirituality and religion is important because spirituality goes beyond a particular religion people may feel or think of during their addiction. The connection between the professional and the client can experience a wholeness beyond both involved, however, their mind and soul must be open to renewing the soul for peace, while n the journey to recovery. “Important to realize, as a clinicians or prevention specialists the importance to educate, understand, respect, and explore as to how to best incorporate spirituality and religion into our work in order to assist clients in seeking the courage to make the journey into recovery”(DiClemente, 2013,
Perhaps through my own work with others I can take away sound advice that I can use in my personal life as well. Religious and Spiritual Beliefs One of the many challenges as a therapist is learning to distinguish between when it is appropriate to incorporate religious views and ideas into counseling. The difficulty in this is that not every client may have the same religious convictions. Colossians 4:5-6 says, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone”.
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