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Teaching Spirituality In The Classroom: Building Compassionate And Non-Judgmental Conversations With Students, Joan Letendre, Holly Nelson-Becker, Jim Kreider Jul 2005

Teaching Spirituality In The Classroom: Building Compassionate And Non-Judgmental Conversations With Students, Joan Letendre, Holly Nelson-Becker, Jim Kreider

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This narrative describes the experiences of three social work professors whose lifelong interest in the spiritual realm guided their presentation of material in the classroom that engaged conversation about spiritual and religious beliefs. Specific skills for students to understand and work with their own spiritually and that of clients are reviewed.


A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson Jan 2005

A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to more closely examine social workers who are practicing or familiar with spiritual and alternative techniques. These approaches are seen as highly relevant to social work values of cultural competency and empowerment.


Spirituality And Aging, Henry Waller Jan 2005

Spirituality And Aging, Henry Waller

Theses Digitization Project

Explores the beneficial effects and values that spirituality and religion present when addressing the elder population aged 60 and over. Also, examines the potential implications of integrating spirituality as a treatment model approach into direct social work practice and recommends possible changes for social work curriculum. Quantitative data was obtained through a convenience sampling to obtain a true representation of the population of residents in regions of San Bernardino County, California. Qualitative data was obtained through the use of open-ended questions that provided for greater validity, understanding and interpretation of spirituality and how external forces affect this population. Results indicate ...