Assessing Religion and Spirituality in Counseling: Some Reflections and Recommendations
counseling, religion, spirituality
In this article, the importance of conducting a religious and spiritual as- sessment 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 writ- ten 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.
Original Publication Citation
Richards, P. S., Bartz, J. D., & O’Grady, K. A. (2009). Assessing religion and spirituality in counseling: Some reflections and recommendations. Counseling and Values, 54, 65-79.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Richards, P. Scott; Bartz, Jeremy D.; and O'Grady, Kari A., "Assessing Religion and Spirituality in Counseling: Some Reflections and Recommendations" (2009). Faculty Publications. 3848.
Counseling and Values
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
American Counseling Association
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