Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

David R. Hodge

Columbia University Press

Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

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Pub Date: January 2015

ISBN: 9780231163965

224 Pages

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Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

David R. Hodge

Columbia University Press

Spirituality often plays a critical role in health and wellness, yet few have explored in detail the process through which practitioners can identify and use clients' spiritual strengths to their mutual advantage. To address this gap, this practice-oriented text equips helping professionals with the tools they need to administer spiritual assessments ethically and professionally. David R. Hodge outlines a number of assessment approaches, including an implicit method for evaluating "secular" forms of spirituality. Case examples illustrate the implementation of these strategies in different clinical settings and with groups from diverse racial, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice is a unique and indispensable resource for all helping professionals who are committed to holistic, strengths-oriented, ethical, and competent practice, regardless of their personal spiritual or religious beliefs. The book is evidence-based and scholarly, clearly written and trans-disciplinary, and client-focused and practical. David Sherwood, editor in chief, Social Work & Christianity
Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice provides a clear rationale for incorporating spiritual assessment in clinical practice and describes a variety of assessment processes—including brief and comprehensive methods, explicit and implicit approaches, and verbal and diagrammatic tools. As such, the text represents an important step forward in the development of spiritually sensitive practice in social work and related fields and an invaluable resource for practitioners and educators alike. Michael J. Sheridan, director, Center for Spirituality and Social Work
This text is a great synthesis of the author's many years of study and numerous articles researching the topic of spiritual assessment... An excellent textbook for both social work students and practitioners... Authoritative and practical... Journal of Teaching in Social Work
Hodge provides an insightful and reflective guide to the field and there is much in the book that is of relevance and interest to chaplaincy practice. Revd Professor Mark Cobb, Senior Chaplain and Clinical Director of Therapeutics & Palliative Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK, Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
Introduction
1. Understanding Spirituality and Religion
2. Rationales for Conducting a Spiritual Assessment
3. Brief Assessment
4. Guidelines for Moving to a Comprehensive Spiritual Assessment
5. Comprehensive Assessment and Spiritual Histories
6. Spiritual Lifemaps
7. Spiritual Genograms
8. Spiritual Eco-maps
9. Spiritual Ecograms
10. Implicit Spiritual Assessment
11. Conducting Spiritual Assessments
12. Summary of Key Points and Future Directions
References
Index

Read the chapter "Understanding Spirituality and Religion":

About the Author

David R. Hodge, Ph.D., MSW, is a professor at Arizona State University's School of Social Work. He also holds nonresident appointments at Duke University, Baylor University, and the University of Pennsylvania. An internationally recognized scholar of spirituality, religion, and culture, Hodge has written extensively on spiritual assessment and intervention with diverse groups.