Spiritually competent orientation in supervision: application of the cultural third

Daniel Gutierrez, Kenson Hiatt, Aiesha Lee

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Mental health professionals generally lack competency for addressing religion and spirituality in counseling settings. The spiritual competencies of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) serve as a guide to improve religious and spiritual competence. More broadly, currently there is a paradigm shift underway from mental health competence, or ways of doing, to orientation, or ways of being. A spiritually competent orientation (SCO) in clinical supervision could improve the competency of clinicians, but there is currently no model for applying SCO. The Cultural Third approach can be applied to the development of SCO for supervisors and supervisees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-208
Number of pages19
JournalThe Clinical Supervisor
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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