Publication Date

Spring 2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

This study reviews literature concerning the use of spirituality in school counseling. The literature reviewed reveals that spirituality is a school counseling tool that can be used to help students in an urban secondary school setting thrive despite the specific challenges of their setting. Based on this information, an intervention was developed and executed to increase counselors’ understanding and use of spirituality in an urban secondary school setting. Results from the intervention suggest that following participation, counselors better understand the meaning and breadth of the word spirituality, how they use spirituality in their work, as well as the importance of using spirituality in their work. This research also discusses implications for future researchers planning to assess spirituality.

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