The following essays by Fr. Randy Roche, SJ contain practical applications to daily life of St. Click on each heading below to expand and read the essays. Sometimes we might say that we feel disturbed when, for example, we think about the suffering of children in war-torn situations.
In: Religion Topics. Spiritual Discernment in Counseling Paper Instructions Purpose: To practice ethically as a professional counselor, it is important that you as a counselor trainees develop an awareness of your personal values and an ability to identify and manage potential biases. Therefore, it is important that you spend time identifying your own values, understanding the origin of these values, and discovering how your personal values may adversely affect your ability to work with clients with differing values. The purpose of the Spiritual Discernment in Counseling Paper is to 1 familiarize you with the views of vocational decision making and the will of God that are advocated in Christian circles today, 2 explore and identify your own approach to spiritual discernment, 3 increase your awareness of how your approach may influence your counseling, and 4 develop a strategy to work with clients with different approaches to spiritual discernment.