Pastoral Counsellors' Value Systems and Moral Development A South African Study
Author: Hestenes M.
Source: Journal of Empirical Theology, Volume 17, Number 1, 2004 , pp. 60-75(16)
Abstract:Empirical research has shown that counsellors' values play an important role in counselling and therapy. Recent evidence suggests that a counsellor's values are probably the greatest influence on the success and outcome of therapy and that counsellors tend to convert clients to counsellors' values This empirical evidence in psychotherapy provides strong support for the author's contention of the need for similar studies in pastoral counselling. The author's article is concerned about the role of the pastoral counsellors' value systems and moral judgement development in counselling situations. The author has selected the Rokeach Value Survey and the Rest Defining Issues Test as instruments to test a sample of South African pastoral counsellors in this regard.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2004-05-01
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