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Welcome to MASERVIC!                      

Maryland Association of Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling                  

MASERVIC is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) with the mission of our national organization:

"ASERVIC 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."

Counseling professionals, students, clients, and the general public are invited to use this website for resources and engagement on the topic of spiritual, ethical, and religious values as they impact, influence, and inform professional and personal development. 

This exchange of perspective has the potential for intense thoughts and feelings that can, at times, feel distancing.  All effort will be made to honor and respect individual differences and we hope that you will find a welcome and supportive  community here.

Please feel free to engage in the discussion board and offer your opinion on topics as they are presented in the spirit of learning and understanding.

All images were obtained from the Pixabay creative commons website with no attributions necessary.  These images are meant to reflect universal symbols often correlated with spirituality, ethics, and religious values.

We are currently in the process of new ideas for MASERVIC and need your help! 

Over the coming year we expect to offer workshops that will be oriented toward hot topics with techniques and interventions that will be useful in your practice.

We hope to offer relevant resources online with support and encouragement to counselors and students who may desire a deeper discussion related to beliefs and values. 

Your ideas are welcome for how MASERVIC can be of service to our professional community.  What are some ways that we can reaffirm counselor spirituality?  How can we help to support counselors with deeply rooted religious beliefs? 

These are just some of the questions that could be an important part of what we do in the 2018-2019 year.  Please consider how you might be able to serve and let us know your availability.

Check here for upcoming events!

Interested in reading the MASERVIC President's blogCurrent topics and pertinent research will be shared on a regular basis.  

We had a great time at our Native American Drum and Medicine Bag Making Workshop on Saturday, March 30th!  This sharing of learning from the NBCC White Earth Nation International Institute was conducted in a spirit of collaboration and respect.  Thank you to all of our participants who made this workshop a time of learning for everyone!

Open Forum!

Please take a moment to subscribe and comment in this first forum topic on metaphor to describe spiritual, ethical, or religious values. 

We know that metaphor can help counselors to understand client content more clearly - as a picture for sometimes complicated thoughts and feelings. 

Other topics are welcome!



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MASERVIC President: Dr. Carol McGinnis (

As a practicing LCPC pastoral counselor in Baltimore County, it is my pleasure to provide services to the community with particular attention to the way spirituality and religious beliefs may be interconnected with the presenting problem.  My expertise in anger has resulted in a wide range of clients who are interested in learning how to engage in this emotion effectively.  I am also a State approved supervisor and Associate Professor counselor educator in the graduate program at Messiah College in Mechanicsberg, PA. 

As MASERVIC president, it is my hope to provide support and encouragement to counselors and students who struggle with conflicting counselor-client values.  It can feel impossible to bracket beliefs and values that are at the core of who we are as spiritual beings and I believe that appropriate validation, affirmation, and alignment with universal themes can help us to embrace our own identity without imposing values onto the client. 

MASERVIC Treasurer: Maya Georgieva

MASERVIC Secretary: Joel E. Porter

Maryland Counseling Association

5430 Campbell Blvd., Suite 113

White Marsh, MD 21162
Phone: 410-931-5010 Fax: 410-931-5013

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