Title

Utilizing Spiritual Ecograms With Native American Families and Children to Promote Cultural Competence in Family Therapy

Keywords

Native American, cultural competence, family therapy, social work

Abstract

This study signifies an initial step at giving family therapists an important assessment tool as they seek to increase cultural competence with Native American families and children. To determine the relevancy and consistency of utilizing a spiritual ecogram assessment tool with Native Americans, 50 Native American participants, with extensive experience with this population, reviewed, rated, and gave feedback on its use. Although some limitations were noted, results showed that spiritual ecograms were moderately consistent with Native American culture and, if used properly, can help family therapists develop culturally appropriate interventions with Native American families and children.

Original Publication Citation

Limb, G., & Hodge, D. (2011). Utilizing spiritual ecograms with Native American families and children to promote cultural competence in family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37(1), 81-94

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-01-03

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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