College of Education

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Al Milliren, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

G. Peter Ienatsch, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Kay Watson, Ed.D.


This paper deals with what I consider to be three interrelated issues: Religion and Counseling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). The first, religion, I believe to be an integral element in the counseling experience. I am persuaded that religion pervades all areas of life and should be a consideration in counseling along with race, culture, etc. The second, NLP, is an approach,, aspects of which could be utilized in the counseling setting to meet clients' needs. The third, CSA, is a problem that counselors in the secular and religious realms, will confront.- Such individuals can be found in society in general. This paper concludes that a rapprochement is taking place today between the religious and secular in an attempt to meet the spiritual needs, of clients, that NLP does have something to offer to the religious counselor, and that CSA can indeed have far-reaching negative effects.


BF637.2.A43 1996

Included in

Counseling Commons



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