Spiritual ecomaps: A new diagrammatic tool for assessing marital and family spirituality

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Abstract

This paper develops a new diagrammatic spiritual assessment tool, the spiritual ecomap, for use with individuals, couples, and families. While a genogram portrays a family's history over time, a spiritual ecomap provides a valuable supplement by depicting a family's current relationships to critical ecological systems in space. The spiritual ecomap is based upon an anthropological framework conceptualized in the spiritual formation tradition and can be used with families from diverse spiritual traditions. I use a case study to familiarize the reader with the instrument, and offer suggestions for its application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-228
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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