ASERVIC Competency Five discusses the limitations of counseling professionals, and their responsibility to learn about and consult with religious and spiritual resources to better serve their clients.
The professional counselor continuously evaluates the influence of his or her own spiritual and/or religious beliefs and values on the client and the counseling process. For more information on the ASERVIC Spiritual Competencies, visit the ASERVIC Website. Visit these websites for more information on the American Counseling Association or the Virginia Counselor's Association. Competency Four … Continue reading ASERVIC Competencies Series: Competency Four
"The professional counselor actively explores his or her own attitudes, beliefs, and values about spirituality and/or religion."
"The professional counselor recognizes that the client’s beliefs (or absence of beliefs) about spirituality and/or religion are central to his or her worldview and can influence psychosocial functioning." For more information on the ASERVIC Spiritual Competencies, visit the ASERVIC Website. Visit these websites for more information on the American Counseling Association or the Virginia Counselor's … Continue reading ASERVIC Competencies Series: Competency Two
The first ASERVIC spiritual competency addresses the helping professional's knowledge and understanding. Before the professional can help others, he or she must first have a basic understanding of the worldviews of others.
As the 2019 Virginia Counselor's Association conference nears, the VA-ASERVIC Board members have been hard at work updating the website, preparing for interaction with members, and immersing themselves in spiritual competency research. A main goal of late has been organization - board members have been exploring past documentation, developing a plan to contact members regularly, … Continue reading Exciting Updates!