ERIC Number: EJ793801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 39
Spiritual Assessment in Counseling: Methods and Practice
Oakes, K. Elizabeth; Raphel, Mary M.
Counseling and Values, v52 n3 p240 Apr 2008
Given the widely expanding professional and empirical support for integrating spirituality into counseling, the authors present a practical discussion for raising counselors' general awareness and skill in the critical area of spiritual assessment. A discussion of rationale, measurement, and clinical practice is provided along with case examples. D. R. Hodge's (2001) spiritual life map is highlighted as an assessment tool. The authors also discuss the influence of counselor-client values and beliefs in therapy and the need to incorporate developmental and cultural influences in spiritual assessment.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Cultural Influences, Counseling Techniques, Consciousness Raising, Case Studies, Counselors, Evaluation Methods, Counselor Client Relationship, Beliefs
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