Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice by David HodgeSpiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice by David Hodge

Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

byDavid Hodge

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

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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.

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 asses...
Title:Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231163967

ISBN - 13:9780231163965

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Understanding Spirituality and Religion2. Rationales for Conducting a Spiritual Assessment3. Brief Assessment4. Guidelines for Moving to a Comprehensive Spiritual Assessment5. Comprehensive Assessment and Spiritual Histories6. Spiritual Lifemaps7. Spiritual Genograms8. Spiritual Eco-maps9. Spiritual Ecograms10. Implicit Spiritual Assessment11. Conducting Spiritual Assessments12. Summary of Key Points and Future DirectionsReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

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...