Spirituality and Religion

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #649, Room 210A, Table 4
Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Addictions Counseling
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Amanda L. Giordano         
Religion and spirituality are protective factors against substance abuse and predictive of effective substance abuse treatment outcomes. Given the robust support for the association between religion/spirituality and substance abuse, it is important for clinicians to effectively and ethically integrate religion/spirituality into addictions counseling. This roundtable provides a forum to explore this topic and the specific application of the ASERVIC spiritual competencies to substance abuse counseling.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Program ID #658, Room 210A, Table 3
The Intersection of Christianity and Sexuality in Gay Seventh-Day Adventist Men
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Brad Hinman, Christopher Lacefield         
This roundtable provides some insight into how men who identify as gay and Seventh-day Adventist, a traditionally conservative Christian worldview, may resolve the dissonance that arises when powerful contradictory messages about aspects of their personal identity collide. Attendees will discover strategies that some clients may use to come to terms with these emotionally charged topics, challenges they faced, and ways they navigated that intersection successfully.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #664, Room 210A, Table 4
Addressing Religion and Spirituality in Treating African-American Women
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Kristy L. Christopher-Holloway         
In order for mental health professionals to be culturally competent, they must be more aware of the function that religious and spiritual beliefs serve when working with African-American women in clinical practice. Join this roundtable to learn effective clinical implications and cultural considerations when religion and spirituality play a role in clinical practice with African-American women.