This week on the VA-ASERVIC resources page, we discuss ASERVIC Competency 14 and address the importance of including theory and research in the counseling session with our clients.
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.
The professional counselor can recognize spiritual and/or religious themes in client communication and is able to address these with the client when they are therapeutically relevant. 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 … Continue reading ASERVIC Competencies Series: Competency Nine
This week's ASERVIC competency, Competency Six, focuses on the academic nature of counselor proficiency in spirituality and religion. Counseling professionals are expected to be familiar with and utilize the various models of spiritual and religious development, and be able to integrate these models with the development of the individual.
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 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
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!