Observers' Perceptions of a Counselor's Treatment of a Religious Issue

David Morrow, Everett L. Worthington, Michael E. McCullough

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How a counselor treats a client's religious beliefs may affect perceptions of the counselor. Participants (N =102) of either high or low Christian commitment rated a videotaped excerpt from counseling in which a client's religious belief was either supported, ignored, or challenged. Participants' religious beliefs did not affect participants' ratings of the counselor. Results suggested, however, that most college students expect counselors to support a client's religious beliefs or attend to psychological (rather than religious) beliefs rather than challenge a client's religious beliefs. 1993 American Counseling Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-456
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling & Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Applied Psychology


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