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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 complimentary health practices 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 CHAs, 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), one of the largest divisions 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 looking forward to serving as your president for this year. As a self-identified existential therapist, I believe the spiritual, ethical and religious aspects of life have a tremendous amount to offer both ourselves and our clients.
OASERVIC seeks to further develop a community which empowers and supports the expression and exploration of practice and research involving spiritual, ethical, and religious value dimensions as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling.
This year’s vision for OASERVIC is to deepen our commitment to counselor spiritual, religious and ethical wellness; that of ourselves, our members, and any counselor in Ohio we can reach. We recognize that with the events of recent times, there is a greater need than ever for mental health services in our state, particularly for people who are part of marginalized populations. As counselors, we likely all feel called to give more than ever to our clients and communities. However, we also know from the ACA Code of Ethics (2014) Section C that we have a responsibility to take care of ourselves, not only mentally and emotionally but to nurture our spiritual well-being. We cannot pour from an empty cup. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we prioritize our own restoration in the midst of these changing and uncertain times. OASERVIC hopes to help be part of facilitating your spiritual, ethical, and religious rejuvenation and growth this year. OASERVIC aspires to achieve this vision in three ways: 1) communicate with our members to identify ways to support your spiritual, ethical and religious wellness over the next year; 2) providing boots-on-the-ground rejuvenation through our in person Wellness Room at the All Ohio Counseling Conference in October; 3) offering virtual opportunities and resources to reconnect us with our sense of purpose and meaning and prevent/treat burnout.
If you have any questions, want to get involved, or want to learn more about the plan for this year than please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can learn from and connect with you.
Ellise Raghavan, M.A., LPC (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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