This week, we focus in on ASERVIC Competency Ten - the first of the fourteen competencies to review the intake process. Until now, all previous nine competencies have covered the general relationship between the client and clinician throughout the counseling process. This competency covers specifically the clinician's goals before the first session, and during the initial intake session.
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 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.