Spirituality and Religion in Counseling

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2016). You are expected to include at least one scholarly and peer-reviewed resource outside of those provided in the readings for each discussion post. I need this completed by 04/17/18 at 5pm.

Spirituality and Religion in Counseling
For many people, spirituality and religion are important aspects of their identity. However, until recently, religion has been largely ignored by the counseling profession. In this Discussion, you address the relevance of spirituality and religion in counseling.

For this Discussion, review the case study “Katie’s Story” provided in the Learning Resources. Reflect on the experience of religion in the case study. Focus on how spirituality and religion influence attitudes, perceptions, values, beliefs, and behaviors and how this can affect counseling.

With these thoughts in mind and using a real-world example:

Post by Day 3 an example from the case study demonstrating how the client’s spirituality or religion influences her attitudes, perceptions, values, beliefs, and behaviors. Using the same example, explain how spirituality and religion might affect the counselor’s way of facilitating a counseling session.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Readings

· Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2016). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

o Chapter 7, “Barriers to Multicultural Counseling and Therapy: Individual and Family Perspectives” (pp. 215-250)

o Chapter 10, “Non-Western Indigenous Methods of Healing: Implications For Multicultural Counseling and Therapy” (pp. 321-351)

o Chapter 25, “Counseling for Individuals Living in Poverty” (pp. 705-723)

· Hays, P. A. (2016). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

o Chapter 5, “Understanding Clients’ Identities and Contexts” (pp. 79-99)

o Chapter 6, “Creating a Positive Therapeutic Alliance” (pp. 101-123)

· Thomas, A. J., & Schwarzbaum, S. (2006). Culture and identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Culture and Identity: life stories for counselors and therapists, Volume / Edition by Thomas, A.J. and Schwarzbaum, S. Copyright 2006 by Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

o Chapter 12, “Katie’s Story: Catholic and Jewish? How Can It Be?” (pp. 217–237)

o Chapter 14, “Anthony’s Story” (pp. 263–279)

Media

· Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Lifespan development course preview [Video]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.

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