Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Assessing Spiritually Competent Practice Across Mental Health Graduate Students
by Park, Jennifer S., Ph.D., Regent University, 2015, 151; 3739778
Abstract (Summary)

Standards for integration of spirituality and religion within mental health training continue to be ambiguous. Although increased attention has incorporated such diversity into multiculturalism, proficiency remains inadequate among non-religiously affiliated individuals and institutions. This study examined competence levels utilizing the Revised Spiritual Competence Scale II (SCS-R-II) and the Spiritual and Religious Competency Assessment (SARCA). Participants were 125 students attending accredited counseling, psychology, and social work schools in the United States. Counselor trainees scored highest on both measures as did students with very strong personal religious affiliation and attendees of Christian affiliated schools. Implications and future recommendations are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Arveson, Kathleen, Newmeyer, Mark
Commitee: Underwood, Lee A.
School: Regent University
Department: School of Psychology & Counseling
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 77/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Counseling Psychology, Spirituality
Keywords: Graduate students, Religion, Spiritual integration competence, Spirituality
Publication Number: 3739778
ISBN: 978-1-339-31300-9
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