Spiritual lifemaps: A client-centered pictorial instrument for spiritual assessment, planning, and intervention

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Abstract

Although some consumers desire to integrate spirituality into the clinical dialogue, few resources have appeared in the literature to help practitioners operationalize spiritual strengths. This article introduces and orients practitioners to a new pictorial instrument - the spiritual lifemap - that can be used for spiritual assessment. The instrument facilitates a smooth transition from assessment to exploring and planning interventions. The author provides a case study and suggestions on how to use the instrument in clinical settings. A number of common spiritual interventions, drawn from a wide variety of theoretical approaches, are highlighted. The author discusses several applications and possible value conflicts that may arise when assessing spirituality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalSocial work
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Religion
  • Spiritual lifemaps
  • Spirituality
  • Strengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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