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Saturday, October 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
"You're atheist, I'm a theist." Privilege and Marginalization in the Bible Belt

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While demographics of religious belief vary between states, the highest concentration of those who identify as religious is in the southern United States, in the region known as the Bible Belt. In this part of the country many counselors advertise their religious affiliation, making it difficult for some clients to find counselors they feel would be accepting of their worldview that does not include belief in god(s). This session will focus on religion, race, marginalization, and privilege experienced in the counseling relationship.


Sarah Brant-Rajahn

Doctoral Candidate, Cobb County School District
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Travis McKie-Voerste

Ph.D. Candidate - UGA, Lecturer - Dalton State, University of Georgia
Travis McKie-Voerste is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Georgia, his dissertation is a phenomenological study focused on the experience of counseling by non-religious folks in the Bible Belt. He is currently a lecturer in Psychology at Dalton State College, and looking forward... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Palisades A & B
  Roundtable Session
  • Program ID Program ID = L30, Table 9