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. 56, No. 1-2, October

Current and Emerging Ethical Issues in Counseling: A Delphi Study of Expert Opinions
A Delphi study was conducted to ascertain the opinions of panel experts regarding the most important current and emerging ethical issues facing the counseling profession, Expert opinions on ethical issues in counselor preparation also were sought,...
Death Education and Attitudes of Counselors-in-Training toward Death: An Exploratory Study
This study reviewed how attitudes of counselors-in-training toward death develop after completing a course on death education. Participants included 11 graduate counseling students enrolled in a 2-credit-hour course addressing death and dying, and...
Embracing Both a Constructivist Counseling Approach and a Specific Religious Tradition: Is It a Leap of Faith?
Given that constructivist approaches to counseling and religious faith traditions have divergent views regarding the understanding and perception of reality, the question arises, "Can a counselor embrace both a constructivist counseling approach and...
Initial Validation of the Unfolding Forgiveness Process in a Natural Environment
Although the literature on forgiveness is growing, little research exists on the process of forgiveness itself. This study was an initial effort to investigate the forgiveness process within a short-term longitudinal design. Participants (N = 41) completed...
Measuring Personal Growth Attributed to a Semester of College Life Using the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory
In this descriptive exploratory study, the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996) was used to measure levels of personal growth attributed by college students (N = 117) to a semester of university life in retrospective...
Relationship between a Belief in a Just World and Social Justice Advocacy Attitudes of School Counselors
The purpose of this study was to examine how belief in a just world (BJW), political ideology, religious ideology, socioeconomic status of origin, and race relate to social justice advocacy attitudes among school counseling professionals. A sequential...
Relationship between Spirituality and Depressive Symptoms among Inpatient Individuals Who Abuse Substances
This study aims to examine the relationship between spirituality and believing in God's presence and depressive symptoms among 160 inpatient individuals who abuse substances. Findings indicated that both spirituality and believing in God's presence...
The Moral Capacity Profile
Effective counseling practice continues to be inevitably linked to underlying theories of behavioral causality, In this article, the authors present the Moral Capacity Profile of an individual from the perspective of the Amoral, Moral, Quasi-MoralQuasi-Immoral,...
Using Group Therapy to Navigate and Resolve Sexual Orientation and Religious Conflicts
This article considers the use of group therapy to explore sexual identity questions in light of religious beliefs and values. The authors describe the basis of their group therapy approaches for sexual, religious, and social conflicts that differ...