The OASERVIC Board is here for anyone who wishes to reach out, start a conversation, or to be heard during this time. Please feel free to reach out to any of our board or contact us at OhioASERVIC@gmail.com!
The Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE) recognizes the historical context of negative attitudes by some religious and spiritual institutions. Therefore, OASERVIC seeks to make all programs and operations provided by the organization a safe space that affirms and celebrates LGBTGEQIAP+ identities as healthy, valid, and fully human.
OASERVIC aims for Ohio counselors to better understand alternative medicine use often pursued by our clients, as well as fulfilling social justice and multicultural competency gaps for holistic practice and referrals. Click here to be directed to the page of resources, where you can download a PDF version. If you or someone you know is provides a CAM, please email us and let us know!
Hello and welcome to the website of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Issues in Counseling (OASERVIC), a leading division of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) and chapter of the national ASERVIC. I hope you enjoy the site and find value in our mission and resources. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve as president for this year and look forward to working with an incredible and passionate team of professionals.
This year’s vision for OASERVIC is to promote a culture of innovation and openness that seeks to include and empower diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives, as we continue to promote the integration of spiritual and religious values in the current counseling climate.
Inspired by recent cultural issues and the message of inclusion from ASERVIC president-elect, L. Marinn Pierce, it is our hope, as a division, to increase access to appropriate and safe communication among members and divisions of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), and the counseling profession to better meet our clients’ holistic needs. The long-standing tradition of ‘meeting our clients where they are’ has not changed in intention but in execution in response to recent events, thus calling for a change in how we aim to implement our values and vision in 2020/2021.
OASERVIC aspires to achieve this vision in three ways: 1) capitalizing on the current technological trends in counseling; 2) using integrative/collaborative platforms to communicate effectively and accessibly; 3) develop relevant, actionable, and researched content for our members.
If you have any questions, want to get involved, or want to learn more about the plan for this year then please contact email@example.com so that we can learn from you.
Mo Stohlman, M.A., CT (OH)
Professional Counselors are confronted with events and discoveries that challenge our spiritual, ethical, and religious values. The mission of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling (OASERVIC) is to provide a forum for informed and thoughtful consideration of these issues and how they affect counselor education, the counseling profession and the client-counselor relationship.
OASERVIC seeks to create an association which empowers and enables the expression, exploration, development, and research involving spiritual, ethical, and religious value dimensions as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling.
OASERVIC is one of the largest divisions of the Ohio Counseling Association.
OASERVIC is a state branch of the national Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Issues in Counseling ([ASERVIC] which is a division of the American Counseling Association [ACA]), and a division of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). ASERVIC was chartered in 1974. OASERVIC was charted in 1996 and focused on the "SPIRIT" in the "Mind - Body - Spirit" process of counseling.
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