In this interactive webinar, Dr. Willa Colbert (bio below) will facilitate an informed discussion about the opportunities and challenges of integrating spirituality into counseling. Please complete the readings below in advance.
1. Understanding the meaning of spirituality, faith, religion, and being a Christian from the clients’ perspective and in general.
2. Self-awareness of our own spiritual and religious views, beliefs, and values as clinicians and how that can affect the counseling relationship.
3. Recognition, sensitivity, and acceptance of the importance of faith, spirituality, and religion with diverse clients (e.g., Christian, agnostic) and how to effectively integrate these aspects into the counseling sessions.
One NBCC clock hour earned.
- Professional rate: 25.00
- MCA members: 15.00
- MASERVIC members: 10.00
(MCA & MASERVIC members, reach out to Dr. Maya Georgieva at maservic@MDCounseling.org to request your special registration code.)
The Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration.
In preparation, please complete the readings in advance. Click on the links below:
- ASERVIC Competencies;
- A Matter of Faith: A Qualitative Study with Evangelical Christians;
- Counseling a Terminally Ill Agnostic Seeking to Reclaim Spirituality: A Narrative Approach to Dying Well.
Dr. Willa M. Colbert is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland and also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Virginia.
Dr. Colbert is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Graduate Counseling Department at Marymount University. She also works for a faith-based private counseling practice in Maryland, providing counseling services to clients with marriage and other relationship issues, depression, persistent depressive disorder, grief and loss, hoarding disorder, avoidant personality disorder, suicidal ideation/behavior, spiritual issues, substance use issues, bipolar, and other areas of mental health concern.
Dr. Colbert holds the following degrees: Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision (Marymount University), Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling (Regent University), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (George Mason University), and an Associate of Science in General Studies with a Specialization in Psychology (Northern VA Community College). Dr. Colbert holds certifications as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
Dr. Colbert holds memberships in the following organizations: American Counseling Association (ACA), Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES), Virginia-Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (VA-ASERVIC), and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) – Counseling Academic & Professional International Honor Society (MU Upsilon Gamma Chapter).
Dr. Colbert is also an Ordained Reverend in Washington, D.C.
The Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) is an NBCC - Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No 2021. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Questions? Reach out to Dr. Maya Georgieva at maservic@MDCounseling.org