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Spiritual Ecograms: A New Assessment Instrument for Identifying Clients' Spiritual Strengths

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Increasing recognition exists for the vital role of spirituality in the lives of many clients. Yet relatively few quantitative assessment instruments have been developed. This article presents a new assessment instrument—the spiritual ecogram—that taps information in space and across time. In addition to combining the assessment strengths of spiritual ecomaps and genograms in a single diagrammatic instrument, ecograms depict the connections between past and present functioning. Historical influences on current systems can be seen as well as current relationships to historical influences. This article also includes a case example, information on conducting a spiritually competent assessment, and a discussion of some spiritual interventions that flow from ecograms.

I. Introduction
II. Constructing a Spiritual Ecogram
III. Areas that Might be Explored During Assessment
IV. Case Example
V. Steps Toward Spiritually Competent Assessment
VI. Interventions that May Flow from Spiritual Ecograms
VII. Advantages and Alternatives to Ecograms
VIII. Conclusion

This course is based on the reading-based online, Spiritual Ecograms: A New Assessment Instrument for Identifying Clients’ Spiritual Strengths created by David R. Hodge, PhD in 0.

Publication Date:

2005 /Vol. 86, No. 2

Course Material Author

David R. Hodge, PhD

Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society
University of Pennsylvania

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about spirituality and ecograms. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. identify interventions that may flow from spiritual ecograms.

  2. describe spiritual ecograms and areas that may be explored during a spiritual assessment.

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Spriritual Ecograms: A New Assessment Instrument for Identifying Clients' Spiritual Strengths in Space and Arcoss Time

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Course Retired
Course Number 100793
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  • Reading-Based Online
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