Spiritual Assessment In Social Work And Mental Health Practice

Spiritual Assessment In Social Work And Mental Health Practice

Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

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.

Review

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,...

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