EDHS 838: COUNSELING AND SPIRITUALITY (ONE CREDIT) ~ FALL 2005
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UPDATE October 10, 2005

As you may know, both the content and the delivery method for EDHS 828 are part of a Counselor Education curriculum revision. I hope we will all learn together and have an enjoyable experience. This page will be used to provide information and to "guide" our journey. However, the process is not equivalent to the intended product. I hope we will all grow in our understanding of how professional counselors should respond to counselees with diverse spiritual orientations and religious beliefs and practices. Each of you will be a teacher and each of us will be a learner.

The course web site is a work in progress and I hope to continue to make changes throughout the semester as I learn from your suggestions. The course web site will be reviewed during the November 1 course meeting and questions will be welcomed.

The course is that Internet assisted so that directed reading and independent study will provide the content, and that speakers, discussion and practice will produce understanding. A significant part of the November 1 class will be to deal with questions and concerns about the process. The opening invited speaker is be Chris Loss, a Curry Higher Education and History doctoral graduate who will talk about his paper, The Therapeutic Ethos in 20th Century History.

A major learning vehicle will be your preparation of short papers on assigned topics and posting the papers for study and comment by the members of the course.

I hope you can read the papers by Hackney and Graf, and Loss that are posted in the electronic reserve, before before the first class.

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Text

There is no text per se. That is the course will not be designed to follow a test sequence. However, if you are only going to read one book to meet the course requirements, I suggest the edited book:

      Cashwell, C. S., & Young, J. S. (2005). Integrating spirituality and religion into counseling: A guide to competent practice. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press.

      I also recommend that you read the following classic (but short) book because so many people ask the question suggested by the title of their deity and of their counselors.

      Kushner, H. S. (1981). When bad things happen to good people. (The University Bookstore has been asked to stock the cheapest paperback. The book has more than one publisher and edition.)

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The guest speakers are arranged and I am excited. Dr. Anderson is a Christian and Dr. Sheras is Jewish. Dr. Sheras will also add a perspective from his study of Buddhism.

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Disclosure

Following the disclosure link will take you to a personal statement concerning my spiritual beliefs and religious practice. I offer it for those who want to know the biases I bring to the course. Feel free to read or ignore.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss this course as a possible part of your program, feel free to e-mail, telephone or visit me. Contact information is on the course home page.

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