A constructivist perspective for integrating spirituality into counselor training

Brian M. Shaw*, Hannah Bayne, Sonya Lorelle

*Corresponding author for this work

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10 Scopus citations


Significant efforts have been made in recent years to integrate training in spirituality and religion into counselor training programs. This article highlights issues that may be encountered by some trainees and suggests that constructivist teaching principles be used to mitigate these concerns. The authors present recommendations and activities in the context of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (2009) Spiritual Competencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-280
Number of pages11
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Constructivism
  • Counselor education
  • Religion
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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