2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 6727 - Religion and Spirituality in Counseling and Therapy♦


(5 cr.) Religious and spiritual movements as well as the interactions and divergences between religion and spirituality are topics that can emerge in counseling or therapy. Professionals must be prepared to discuss these issues and incorporate them into therapy with their clients. In this course, students explore and discuss religious and spiritual values, assessment of religious manifestations, relations with clergy/spiritual leaders, use of bibliographic materials, methods to handle religious/spiritual materials and themes presented by clients, and cultural considerations that may intersect with religion and spirituality related to race, ethnicity, and nationality. Other topics that students consider include sex and gender roles, sexual orientation, and treatment techniques. Employing critical-thinking and scholarly writing skills, students apply concepts to weekly journal assignments and synthesize knowledge into a final paper. Students also reflect on course material to identify their own attitudes toward religion, and they consider how they can address issues of religion and spirituality in a professional context.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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