values conflicts, professional ethics, multiculturalism, counselor education
Given contemporary ethical concerns, we conducted a national survey of 216 college counselors’ perceptions of integrating religious and spiritual issues in multicultural counseling and counselor education. Using cluster analysis, we identified four patterns of commitments to multiculturalism and religiosity. Respondents demonstrated ethical bracketing, as they considered religious and spiritual issues favorably within the framework of multicultural counseling, irrespective of their personal commitments to those topics. Counselors can openly address spiritual and religious diversity.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B.; Crook Lyon, Rachel; and O'Grady, Kari, "Integration or Separation? Addressing Religious and Spiritual Issues in Multicultural Counseling: A National Survey of College Counselors" (2019). Faculty Publications. 3153.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education