Defense Date

5-21-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Jered Kolbert

Committee Member

Imac Holmes

Committee Member

Laura Crothers

Committee Member

Matthew Bundick

Keywords

Constructivism, Counseling, Counselor Education, Spirituality

Abstract

Spirituality has been documented as both a positive and negative influence in the counseling process. Despite this evidence, counselor education programs are not consistently training their students to competently address the role of spirituality in counseling. This study examined the effect of a 2.5 hour, five-activity model on spiritual competency levels of counseling interns. The constructivist activity model positively increased overall spiritual competency scores of participants as well as in five out of six competency foci. This study also found that students who scored higher on a Personal Spiritual and Religious Practices scale tended to have larger increases in their spiritual competency scores after participation in the activity model.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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