The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), a national division of the American Counseling Association, is an organization of counselors and human development professionals who believe spiritual, ethical, and religious values are essential to the overall development of the person and are committed to integrating these values into the counseling process. It is our goal to empower and enable the expression, exploration, development, and research of evolving spiritual, ethical, and religious values as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling and human development.
The 2017 ASERVIC conference is being held in downtown Richmond, VA on July 8-10, 2017 at the Omni Hotel. Attendees who reserve a room at the Omni get a discounted rate for their stay (see the conference website for more details). Also, there is a discounted registration rate for students and ASERVIC members. A link to register for the conference is available on the website (www.aservic2017.net).
The keynote speaker is Dr. Everett Worthington from Virginia Commonwealth University. His keynote session is titled Understanding Forgiveness and Integrating it Into Your Counseling Practice. All attendees will receive a free DVD with additional training videos on the integration of forgiveness into counseling with clients and students. There is a brief biography of Dr. Worthington's works available on the conference website. Also, there is an interview with Dr. Worthington in the most recent issue of the Counseling and Values journal.
The titles and schedule for the general sessions are listed on the conference website to provide prospective attendees a glimpse into topics that will be addressed. The full program including abstracts is scheduled to be on the website soon.