Title

Developing cultural competence with LDS clients: Utilizing spiritual genograms in social work practice

Keywords

spirituality, religion, clinical, mental health/health

Abstract

In recent years, social work has increasingly focused on spirituality and religion as key elements of cultural competence. Consequently, specific strategies have been developed to provide the most appropriate interventions for religious clients. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is the fourth largest and the fastest growing church in the United States and is one of the fastest growing churches worldwide. In an effort to facilitate cultural competence with LDS clients, a spiritual assessment tool was developed based upon the genogram. Evaluation of this tool was facilitated through a survey of 100 practitioners. Participants liked the idea of using a spiritual genogram and felt it would be a useful tool in therapy. In general, they thought the questions associated with the spiritual genogram were appropriate and consistent with LDS culture, although numerous suggestions for improvement were offered.

Original Publication Citation

Limb, G., Hodge, D., *Ward, K., *Ferrell, A., & *Alboroto, R. (2018). Developing cultural competence with LDS clients: Utilizing spiritual genograms in social work practice. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 37(2), 166-181. DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2018.1448033

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-03-20

Publisher

Journal of religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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