Post Conference Workshop

Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice

Presented by Dr. Craig Cashwell, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, CSAT-S (Click here for brief bio)

Workshop Description: This workshop will prepare counselors and therapists to better address issues of religion and spirituality with clients, both explicitly and implicitly, while remaining competent, ethical, and appropriately boundaried in their work. The primary emphasis of this workshop will be on understanding the role of religion and spirituality in the counseling process, including the promotion of optimal client wellness using appropriate assessment and intervention strategies. Additional areas to be covered include personal exploration and values awareness activities.

Date, Time and Location: Monday July 10th 8:00am-12:00pm (4 CE hours) in Roanoke Room at the Omni Hotel

Registration and Costs: Individuals can register for the post conference workshop using the Eventbrite registration link  at the top of this page. This session is $65 for ASERVIC Members and $85 for Non-ASERVIC Members (including CE hours).

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss religion and spirituality operationally, including the idiosyncratic relationships between the two for different clients;
  2. Describe Ingersoll’s 10 dimensions of spiritual wellness and gauge personal level of spiritual wellness;
  3. Explain the role of spirituality in the counseling process, including both direct and indirect integration;
  4. Select a variety of psycho-spiritual assessment techniques;
  5. Select a variety of psycho-spiritual interventions; and
  6. Describe ethical issues related to values imposition and how to use the spirit of Motivational Interviewing to avoid values imposition.

Workshop Agenda (subject to change):

  1. Toward defining spirituality and religion
  2. Relationships between spirituality and religion
  3. What are the components of spiritual wellness
  4. Religious coping (positive and negative)
  5. Assessing spirituality
  6. Diagnosis and the spiritual experience
  7. Psycho-spiritual interventions
  8. Values and the spirit of Motivational InterviewingACEP Logo 2-page-001.jpg