topics are provided below for the required posting of
a short, position paper on one of the topics. The post
should show the sources you used.
post should be between 250 and 500 words and should include
reasons you took the position on the question.
The reasons could include citation of authority or citation
in APA (5th edition style) and/or logic. A logical statement
might be based on the ACA or other counseling related ethical
code, statements of counseling practice standards, and/or
commonly accepted principles of counseling practice or helping
profession ethics. As with citations of authority and
the sources should be referenced in APA style.
1: What do we know about the importance of spiritual and/or
religions beliefs to the physical and mental health
Post title = Importance
2: What should counselors know about the spiritual and/or
religious beliefs of their counselees and how should
they learn about those beliefs?
Post title = Knowledge
3: Given the conflicting value pressures, how
should a counselor handle a conflict between conventional
values and laws, and religious beliefs. For example, some
religions have practices that do not respect women and
instances cause physical harm; "mainstream" Christian
churches serve communion wine to underage members; but
a US Supreme Court case about the Native American Church
and the use of peyote held against the Church position.
Post title = Freedom of religion
4: What should a counselor do if a client holds
firmly to a religious belief that the counselor cannot
thinks violates the principle of beneficence? This question
assumes referral would honor the principle of client autonomy
but could violate beneficence.
Post title = Values conflicts
to Tapped In post (minimum of one)
statement of reaction to a posted paper is not simply a "good posting" or "way to go" note.
It is a critique based on the same requirements to provide
for the reaction as the e-Paper. A reaction should be between
125 and 250 words.
In Chat (Optional)
chat room for EDHS 838 is at the bottom of the page when
you enter the group. The chat feature will be demonstrated
during the first class meeting and group leaders can request
additional assistance prior to their scheduled chat.
are encouraged to select readings from the course references
and other sources that add to your knowledge on the topic
of spirituality and counseling. In order to share the benefit
of your reading, you are encouraged to post a abstract
of the reading and your reaction to the reading. The posting
should be between 100 and 250 words and should provide
reference in APA style. The reaction should tell readers
how the reading contributed to your growth in knowledge
of the topic of counseling and spirituality
word count suggestions are given in anticipation of the
inevitable question of "how long?" A page of
double space text of 12 point type is approximately 250
I do not anticipate
spending time counting. rhp