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The Importance of Addressing Spirituality and Religion in Counseling

Tune in to this insightful episode as Dr. Jeff Cline explores the crucial role of integrating spirituality and religion in counseling. Offering actionable insights, Dr. Cline navigates the delicate balance between incorporating these facets into therapy while respecting the autonomy of the client. Gain practical wisdom on fostering a therapeutic environment that honors diverse belief systems without imposing the therapist's personal convictions.

The Importance of Addressing Spirituality and Religion in Counseling

Episode

Tune in to this insightful episode as Dr. Jeff Cline explores the crucial role of integrating spirituality and religion in counseling. Offering actionable insights, Dr. Cline navigates the delicate balance between incorporating these facets into therapy while respecting the autonomy of the client. Gain practical wisdom on fostering a therapeutic environment that honors diverse belief systems without imposing the therapist's personal convictions.

Guest

Dr. Jeff Cline is an associate professor in the School of Counseling at Colorado Christian University. He enjoys a variety of professional activities including counselor education, clinical practice, supervision, scholarship, and service. For the past decade, he has served as the clinical director at a nonprofit, non-denominational, Christian counseling center located in northeast Arkansas. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and families utilizing a holistic, strengths-based approach. Previously served as President of Arkansas Licensed Counselor Association.

He is a member of multiple professional counseling organizations and maintains an active schedule of presenting at state and national conferences. In his local community, he engages in coaching, consulting, program development, fundraising, professional networking, writing, and providing psycho-educational classes and presentations. He is also the founder of the Northeast Arkansas Mental Health Professionals Wellness Association, a monthly gathering of professional helpers that supports personal and professional well-being. Cline’s counseling specialties and research interests include holistic wellness, spiritual integration, motivational theory, and relational reconciliation.

Resources

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-cline-phd-lpc-s-ncc-acs-bcc-bc-tmh-3511b12a

Transcript

https://otter.ai/u/MoCXR0E7FjRS3cGvOQTj2Rqci3U?utm_source=copy_url

Citation

Jones, M. (Producer). (2024, June 28). The Importance of Addressing Spirituality and Religion in Counseling (No. 276) [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/the-importance-of-addressing-spirituality-and-religion-in-counseling

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