Utilizing Spiritual Ecograms With Native American Families and Children to Promote Cultural Competence in Family Therapy
Native American, cultural competence, family therapy, social work
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Limb, Gordon and Hodge, David, "Utilizing Spiritual Ecograms With Native American Families and Children to Promote Cultural Competence in Family Therapy" (2011). Faculty Publications. 3082.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy