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Welcome to MASERVIC

Maryland Association of Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling                   

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."

Join MASERVIC. Reach out to Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, LCPC at MASERVIC@MDCounseling.org 

Our clients represent many RELIGIONS, traditions, SPIRITUAL VALUES, and cultures.


 A monthly MASERVIC Learning Circle, led by Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, on different topics concerning the relationship between spirituality, religion, ethics, and values as they relate to the process of counseling. The Learning Circle will be a virtual one-hour meeting on the first Monday of the month. Participants can earn 1 NBCC Clock Hour (formerly CEUs) for each Learning Circle they attend!

OCTOBER 3rd LEARNING CIRCLE Using Tai Chi Forms as a Spiritual Practice to reduce symptoms of stress anxiety and depression in Private Practice by Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, LCPC and Mike Basdavanos, Medical Qigong Therapist, Dpl in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM, CAOBTA 

Here is a copy of the flyer for the October 3, 2022 Learning Circle!

MASERVIC Monthly Flyer3 Oct 8 29 2022.pdf

Check out the  summary for the October Learning Circle:

Join us for an experiential and interactive learning session on using Tai Chi forms to help clients learn how to lessen symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Additional discussion on the connection between Tai Chi and Spirituality. These techniques are best used in client populations with substance use disorders as well as mood disorders.

At the completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to 1) Describe the similarities and differences between spirituality and religion 2) Model Tai Chi forms as a spiritual intervention technique to decrease symptoms and 3) Apply Tai Chi forms in private practice. Register Now!

We have a very special guest joining us for the February Learning Circle:

FEBRUARY Learning Circle: More information will be available later!

Oshu Zenju Earthlyn Manuel author of The Shamanic Bones of Zen Revealing the Ancestral Spirit and Mystical Heart of a Sacred Tradition will join us in February!

Don’t miss her presentation on How Buddhism Integrates Ancient Wisdom to Help Our Modern Situations


Oshu Zenju Earthlyn Manuel will discuss how ancient wisdom practices are integrated into Zen Buddhism to bring us closer to ourselves. This is an opportunity for you to learn how these ancient wisdom practices lay beneath the foundation of Zen Buddhism as a spiritual practice.

Other Division Events are Listed Below

We are in the process of updating our website. Please continue to check often to learn about our new upcoming events!

   MASERVIC Newly Elected President:  Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, LCPC, 2022-2023 

Therapist Dr. Elizabeth Nyang Photo

   MASERVIC Newly Elected Vice-President:  Rev. Dr.  Melynda Clark, 2022-2023 

    MASERVIC  Secretary:  Opened Position - Email us if you're interested.

    Past President: Maya Georgieva, Ed. D., LCPC

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