Reconciling Spiritual Values Conflicts for Counselors and Lesbian and Gay Clients
Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
© 2013 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 38–53, April 2013
How to Cite
Fallon, K. M., Dobmeier, R. A., Reiner, S. M., Casquarelli, E. J., Giglia, L. A. and Goodwin, E. (2013), Reconciling Spiritual Values Conflicts for Counselors and Lesbian and Gay Clients. Adultspan Journal, 12: 38–53. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0029.2013.00014.x
- Issue published online: 8 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
- Received 05/18/12; Revised 09/14/12; Accepted 10/22/12
- gay and lesbian;
- counselor development
Counselors and lesbian and gay clients experience parallel values conflicts between religious beliefs/spirituality and sexual orientation. This article uses critical thinking to assist counselors to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with professional ethical codes. Clients are assisted to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with sexual orientation.