ASERVICAssociation for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (formerly National Catholic Guidance Conference)
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It can be understood through the expressivity of cultural creation, but ASERVIC conceives it as a form of transcendence surpassing all and any image of transcendence.
The new ASERVIC competencies for addressing spiritual and religious issues in counseling.
This fulfills ASERVIC (2009) guideline four (4) in regards to a continuous evaluation of the influence of a counselor's own beliefs and values in reference to the client and the counseling process.
Counselors are encouraged to consult ASERVIC's (2009) Spiritual Competencies to ensure ethical and sensitive treatment when using any spiritually oriented method.
ASERVIC (2009) identifies 14 competencies for addressing spiritual and/or religious issues in counseling.
In response to the need to address counselor competency in this area, the ASERVIC competencies (Miller, 1999) noted above detailed nine core competencies for integrating spirituality and religious issues into counseling.
One participant mentioned, "Some have struggled with [incorporating the] ASERVIC competencies in that those competencies suggest working from within the client's belief systems; almost as if they fear that addressing spiritual/religious issues from a framework other than their own will cause harm to themselves." Still other respondents noted that students coming from a "Christian fundamentalist" perspective have struggled to provide counseling for gay clients.
Play an active role in Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the APA and ACA's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC).
Cashwell (a former ASERVIC president) and colleagues make an important contribution to the issue by arguing that the addictions counselor must recognize how spiritual bypass hinders the recovery process.
Approximately 50% (n = 290; 50.7%) were from AMHCA; 242 (42.3%) were from ASERVIC; and 40 (7.0%) were from a midsized, nonreligious-affiliated, western university.
The 1995 Summit on Spirituality (Miller, 1999)--that brought together leaders of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) in Belmont, North Carolina, followed by four additional sessions at American Counseling Association national conferences and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conferences--actualized the CACREP standards by developing a series of counselor competencies for spirituality in counseling.
In addition, the information presented will aid Professional Counselors in meeting the basic religious and spiritual related competencies set forth by the 2009 Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) division of the American Counseling Association (See #2, #5, #10, #11, and #12).