Title

Assessing Religion and Spirituality in Counseling: Some Reflections and Recommendations

Keywords

counseling, religion, spirituality

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-10

Publisher

Counseling and Values

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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