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  • ASERVIC Publication

    Connecting Soul, Spirit, Mind, and Body: A Collection of Spiritual and Religious Perspectives and Practices in Counseling Edited by Ryan Foster and Jan Holden.

President’s Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the website for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)! As the 2020-2021 President of ASERVIC, I would like to welcome you to our home page. We are a division of the American Counseling Association, and our mission is to help counselors, supervisors, counselor educators, and counseling students competently integrate spiritual, ethical, and religious values into our work with clients. ASERVIC is committed to providing a professional forum dedicated to the exploration, discussion, and research of these important topics that counselors and clients face in their daily lives.

We are living through unpredictability, ambivalence, loss, and uncovered truths right now. It seems that every day brings new heartbreak to the world and to our clients. People are seeing the world as it is and are wondering how they can make meaning out of it.

Perhaps more than ever, this confluence of events, tragedies, and awareness begs counselors and our clients to open our hearts and souls to depth, meaning, moral compasses, ethical awareness, spiritual and/or religious guidance, and social justice. ASERVIC has a long history of its own privileged place and its perception as an organization that only welcomed certain classes of people.  I want to emphatically state that we have a lot of our own work to do as an organization and the entire Board is committed to opening new spaces within ourselves and our system of leadership.

This year, I want to welcome you and invite you to join ASERVIC in re-creation, reorganization, and renewal. It is my hope that we can get membership involved in ways that we haven’t before.

On behalf of ASERVIC, I welcome you to just one part of our digital presence. Have a look around and reach out when you feel called to contribute to our mission or just to check in.

With gratitude,


Ryan D. Foster, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CHST
2020-2021 President, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling


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ASERVIC Statement on the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018

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