Counseling and Values

Counseling and Values is a journal that focuses on the roles of values and religion in counseling and psychology. Founded in 1956, the American Counseling Association, affiliated with the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tex., publishes Counseling and Values three times a year in Jan., April and Oct. Christopher Sink is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 1, October

Implications of Personal Values in Women's Midlife Development
Researchers disagree on what women experience during midlife and on the goal of that developmental stage. This study explored the experiences of 18 women between the ages of 35 and 60. Diversity in the sample was achieved in marital status,...
Integrating Religion and Spirituality in Marriage and Family Counseling
In the fields of counseling and psychology, interest in religious and spiritual issues is expanding. The authors examined integrating religion and spirituality with marriage and family counseling. They explored potential obstacles and negative consequences...
Religion and Spirituality in Coping with Stress
Relations among and between religion, spirituality, and the ability to cope with stress were examined using a sample of 115 graduate students in counseling. Religion and spirituality positively correlated with coping with stress. Counseling students...
Religious Identity Status as a Model to Understand, Assess, and Interact with Client Spirituality
Spirituality and religion are important concerns for many people; consequently, counselors must possess the knowledge and skills required for assisting clients with these issues. This article offers a conceptual framework, based on E. H. Erikson's...
The Need to Belong: A Theory of the Therapeutic Function of the Black Church Tradition
A theory of belonging is used as a framework for analyzing and interpreting focus group data from 7 congregations in the Black church tradition. Findings suggest that church membership may reflect the need to belong with a group rather than to a group....
Toward Forgiveness: The Role of Shame, Guilt, Anger, and Empathy
This research explored forgiving and its relationship to adaptive moral emotional processes: proneness to shame, guilt, anger, and empathic responsiveness. Gender differences associated with forgiving were analyzed. Participants were 138 graduate students...