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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling

Spiritual resources are designated across common Mental Health Counseling Graduate Courses (including the 8 CACREP domains) for use in teaching, learning, and practical application of spiritual integration in counseling.


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Barnett, J.E., & Johnson, W.B. (2011). Integrating spirituality and religion into psychotherapy: Persistent dilemmas, ethical issues, and a proposed decision-making process.
  • Ethics & Behavior, 21(2), 147-164. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2011.551471

  • Jangha, A.G., Magyar-Russell, G., & O’Grady, K. (2018). Power within the counselor identity development of African American women in pastoral counseling.
  • Counseling & Values, 63, 76-90. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12074

  • Kaplan, D.M., Francis, P.C., Hermann, M.A., Baca, J.V., Goodnough, G.E., Hodges, S…. Wade, M.E. (2017). New concepts in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Journal of Counseling Development, 95, 110- 120. Doi: 10.1002/jcad.12122

  • Magyar-Russell, G.M., & Griffith, J.L. (2016). Addressing unhealthy and potentially harmful expressions of religiousness and spirituality in clinical practice.
  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 3(3), 159-162. Retrieved from Http?//

  • Oxhandler, H.K., & Pargament, K.I. (2017). Measuring religious and spiritual competence across helping professions: Previous efforts and future directions.
  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5(2), 120-132. Retrieved from