ERIC Number: EJ865739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Assessing Religion and Spirituality in Counseling: Some Reflections and Recommendations
Richards, P. Scott; Bartz, Jeremy D.; O'Grady, Kari A.
Counseling and Values, v54 n1 p65-79 Oct 2009
In this article, the importance of conducting a religious and spiritual assessment in counseling is considered. Some essential dimensions of religion and spirituality to assess are described. The authors recommend assessment questions that can be asked during clinical interviews or included on written intake questionnaires. They also briefly describe a few standardized religious and spiritual assessment instruments. Finally, they offer suggestions for conducting spiritual assessments in school settings.
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Evaluation, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Interviews, Questionnaires, Measures (Individuals), Life Style, Moral Values, Problem Solving, Well Being, Public Schools, School Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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