Welcome to MASERVIC!
MASERVIC is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) with the mission of our national organization:
"ASERVIC is an organization of counselors and human development professionals who believe spiritual, ethical, and religious values are essential to the overall development of the person and are committed to integrating these values into the counseling process."
Counseling professionals, students, clients, and the general public are invited to use this website for resources and engagement on the topic of spiritual, ethical, and religious values as they impact, influence, and inform professional and personal development.
This exchange of perspective has the potential for intense thoughts and feelings that can, at times, feel distancing. All effort will be made to honor and respect individual differences and we hope that you will find a welcome and supportive community here.
Please feel free to engage in the discussion board and offer your opinion on topics as they are presented in the spirit of learning and understanding.
All images were obtained from the Pixabay creative commons website with no attributions necessary. These images are meant to reflect universal symbols often correlated with spirituality, ethics, and religious values.
currently in the process of new ideas for MASERVIC and need your help!
Over the coming year we expect to offer workshops that will be oriented toward hot topics with techniques and interventions that will be useful in your practice.
We hope to offer relevant resources online with support and encouragement to counselors and students who may desire a deeper discussion related to beliefs and values.
Your ideas are welcome for how MASERVIC can be of service to our professional community. What are some ways that we can reaffirm counselor spirituality? How can we help to support counselors with deeply rooted religious beliefs?
These are just some of the questions that could be an important part of what we do in the 2018-2019 year. Please consider how you might be able to serve and let us know your availability.
Check here for upcoming events!
Interested in reading the MASERVIC President's blog? Current topics and pertinent research will be shared on a regular basis.
Our first workshop "Talking Turkey" was a great start for discussion relating to client anxiety about Thanksgiving and the way religious or spiritual beliefs can be connected to many "hot topics."
A narrated power point from this workshop will be posted here in the next few days. MASERVIC members can expect to receive an mail survey in the next few weeks related to division goals and ideas to increase member support. Thank you for your ideas as we move our division forward!
Please take a moment to subscribe and comment in this first forum topic on metaphor to describe spiritual, ethical, or religious values.
Other topics are welcome!