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ERIC Number: EJ1147321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Social Work Field Instructors' Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice
Oxhandler, Holly K.
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n3 p449-465 2017
This article describes a national sample of social work field instructors' responses to a cross-sectional survey of social workers' orientation toward integrating clients' religion and spirituality into practice and compares their responses with those of nonfield instructors. Four hundred sixty-nine social workers, including 69 MSW field instructors, anonymously responded to an online version of the Religious/Spiritually Integrated Practice Assessment Scale. Field instructors reported high levels of self-efficacy, positive attitudes, and few barriers to integrating clients' religion and spirituality, yet fewer reported engaging in behaviors related to this area of practice. Compared with nonfield instructors, few differences emerged across items; however, field instructors reported higher behavior subscale scores, compared with nonfield instructors. Implications and future considerations for social work field education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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