Creator

R. David Johns

Advisor

Helm, Heather M.

Committee Member

Black, Linda Lutisha

Committee Member

Cardona, Vilma

Department

Applied Psychology & Counselor Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-1-2014

Genre

Thesis

Extent

284 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Description

The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to explore the lived experiences of counselor educators relating to religion and spirituality and to understand the impact of those beliefs and experiences when teaching and supervising counseling students. Because spiritual and religious values are an integral element of human understanding and development, current standards, ethical codes, and competencies mandate that counselors are aware of and provide culturally sensitive interventions. Currently, there is a gap in counselor standards, ethics, competencies, and practice as students report receiving mixed messages from counselor educators about appropriate skills for addressing spiritual and religious concerns. Counselor educators may not be prepared to teach about religious and spiritual concerns. A broader understanding and analysis of the dynamics of religion and spirituality related to teaching and supervising are essential in order to better train counselors and counselor educators. Semi-structured interviews elicited thoughts and feelings related to religion and spirituality and how those thoughts and feelings fostered or inhibited counselor training. Implications for counselor educators were discussed.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Johns_unco_0161D_10364

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by author.

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