Spiritual Assessment: Handbook for Helping Professionals (ISBN: 978-0-9715318-0-2) is a practice-oriented text that describes a complementary set of assessment instruments: spiritual histories spiritual lifemaps, spiritual ecomaps spiritual genograms and spiritual ecograms. In addition it presents a variety of empirically-based interventions that flow from each instrument along with several case examples for illustration.
A growing consensus exists among helping professionals accrediting organizations and clients regarding the importance of spiritual assessment. Further the varied needs and interests of clients suggest the importance of a variety of assessment methods rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
David R. Hodge Ph.D. has written widely on spirituality and conducted the first national survey of social work students' perceptions of spirituality sensitivity. (ISBN: 9780971531802)