Spirituality and Religion

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #610, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 10
Inclusivity and the Muslim Community in the Counseling and Helping Fields
30-Minute Poster Session
Alexandra Meyers, Sarah Jabr
There is an increasing amount of attention and focus on the Muslim community within the United States. The current refugee crisis in Syria, immigration laws, and the war against terrorism are just a few of the current issues that counselors may have to address in their practice. This poster session is focused on helping counselors become culturally competent with this population. It also encourages counselors to challenge culturally encapsulated ways of thinking and examine underlying cultural assumptions of theories.
 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Program ID #633, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Introduction of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depression Treatment for Ethnic Women
30-Minute Poster Session
John E. Roland
This study explores the integration of spirituality into counseling, which embraces multicultural counseling techniques and principles, with cognitive behavioral therapy as an effective counseling modality for minority women who are depressed. The findings of the study suggest that ethnic women want their spirituality included in counseling. There will be information for seasoned counselors as well as for those interested in learning how to incorporate spirituality into the counseling setting, when appropriate.
 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
ASERVIC Featured Session
Program ID #675, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 5
Integration of ASERVIC Competencies into ….Practice OR Counselor Education and Supervision
30-Minute Poster Session
Sonja Sutherland, Lisa Beijan, Katelyn Tassey Mayo, Janelle M. Bettis
The ASERVIC competencies are a resource for clarifying both cultural competence, and practical application of diversity considerations in professional practice, counselor instruction, and supervision. This interactive poster will draw upon the ASERVIC competencies to energize discourse on how they can be utilized to create a bridge of understanding between differing religious, spiritual, and cultural perspectives, and that simultaneously respects all perspectives.

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #768, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
Who is MTurk? Personal Characteristics and Sample Consistency of These Online Workers
30-Minute Poster Session
Martin J. Burnham, Yen K. Le, Ralph L. Piedmont
When using MTurk samples for social science experimentation, researchers must be able to trust that their collected samples will be consistent and normative. The current study demonstrated great variability between MTurk samples obtained just days apart. In particular, the study found significant variability between samples on measures of personality, religiousness, and spirituality. The results are especially important for those researchers interested in exploring questions of religiosity and spirituality.


Saturday, March 18
4:00pm - 4:30pm
ASERVIC Featured Session
Program ID #771, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Honoring Spirit: Assessing the Place of Spirituality and Religion in the Counseling Process
30-Minute Poster Session
Harriet Glosoff, Leila Roach
Spiritual and religious beliefs, values, and practices may be related to clients’ presenting issues or hold keys to the resolution of those issues. However, counselors often neglect to assess for and integrate information about client belief systems. Presenters will review the importance of addressing issues of spirituality/religion in counseling, and will share qualitative and quantitative assessment and intervention strategies that counselors can use to enhance their cultural competence.


Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #798, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Attachment, Well-Being, Distress, and Spirituality in Celibate Gay Christians
30-Minute Poster Session
Olya Zaporozhets
The purpose of this poster session is to provide further understanding of the relationship between some psychological factors and spirituality of celibate gay Christians. Some researchers have previously indicated the inner turmoil that occurs at the intersection of Christian faith and sexual orientation. However, the psychological and spiritual outcomes have not been previously researched in those who arrive at the decision to be celibate in the midst of their same-sex attraction.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Program ID #825, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
As We Forgive Our Debtors: Predictors of Forgiveness Among African Americans
30-Minute Poster Session
Dominique Adkins
This poster session examines the religious/spiritual factors and transgression-related predictors of forgiveness among African Americans. A multiple regression analysis indicated that religious affiliation, revenge, benevolence, and “BMMRS Forgive” were significant predictors of forgiveness. Qualitative analysis identified several additional factors that influenced forgiveness in the sample. A discussion of the results will be provided. Implications for counseling and further research on the topic will be discussed.

Sunday, March 19
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #837, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
The Comprehensive Psycho-Spiritual Clinical Interview
30-Minute Poster Session
Charles H. Hinz, Ralph L. Piedmont
The Comprehensive Psycho-Spiritual Clinical Interview was developed to be the standard intake measure for pastoral counselors. It uses an empirically sustainable measure of spiritual assessment that has worked across spiritual traditions, and it will be able to provide a normative assessment of clients’ levels of adaptation and psychological impairment.

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