A spiritual strategy for counseling and psychotherapy.Religious and spiritual assessment.
AbstractThe authors discuss a number of reasons why it is important for all psychotherapists to assess clients' religious and spiritual backgrounds and status along with the other aspects of their lives. The authors identify and describe dimensions of religiosity and spirituality that are clinically relevant. The authors then describe a multilevel, multisystemic assessment strategy and discuss how a religious-spiritual assessment fits into such a strategy. The authors also discuss how intake questionnaires, clinical interviews, and standardized tests can be used to facilitate a religious-spiritual assessment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)