Title

Developing Spiritual Lifemaps as a Culture-Centered Pictorial Instrument for Spiritual Assessments with Native American Clients

Keywords

spirituality, Native Americans, cultural competence, lifemaps, American Indians

Abstract

This study represents an initial step at giving social work practitioners an important assessment tool as they seek to provide culturally competent services to Native American clients. For the current study, a spiritual lifemap assessment tool was modified by the authors for a Native American cultural context. To determine the relevancy and consistency of utilizing the modified assessment tool with Native American clients, 50 Native American experts reviewed, rated, and gave feedback on its use. Results showed that spiritual lifemaps were generally consistent with Native American culture and, if used properly, could be very beneficial in working with Native Americans.

Original Publication Citation

Limb, G., & Hodge, D. (2007). Developing spiritual lifemaps as a culture-centered pictorial instrument for spiritual assessments with Native American clients. Research on Social Work Practice, 17(2), 296-304.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-03-01

Publisher

Research on Social Work Practice

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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