Higher Education

Spirituality Within Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice, 1st Edition

  • Mary P. Van Hook University of Central Florida
  • Beryl Hugen Calvin College
  • Marian Aguilar A & M International University
  • ISBN-10: 0534584195  |  ISBN-13: 9780534584191
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.25



As it is valuable for practitioners to understand the meaning systems of clients and to identify both potential resources and strains in the lives of clients, the goal of this book is to help social workers and other counselors become culturally competent in the area of religious traditions.

Table of Contents

1. Spirituality and Social Work Practice: A Conceptual Model.
2. Catholic.
3. Mormon.
4. Protestant: An Overview.
5. Baptist.
6. African-American Baptist.
7. Seventh Day Adventist.
8. Judaism.
9. Buddhism.
10. Hinduism.
11. Islam.
12. Native American- Lakota Sioux.
13. Confucianism.
14. Health, Religion and Spirituality.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The first person narrative aspects of each chapter are absolutely essential and what brings this text to life and to its unique advantage of the topic area! It is a clever idea and will bring this issue to a real level for students on the issue of social work practice and religion and spirituality."

— Donna McIntosh, Siena College

"This text is uniquely conceptualized because it not only provides the learner with history, values, rituals, customs, etc., but also provides first-person narrative on social workers’ integration of spirituality and religious traditions into their personal life and professional work."

— Donna McIntosh, Siena College