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.
Spiritual Assessment 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.
David R. Hodge Ph.D. has written widely on spirituality and conducted the first national survey of social work students' perceptions of spirituality sensitivity.