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Religion and Spirituality in Social Work

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Date Published

November 7, 2017


UT School of Social Work




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Many clients receiving social work services identify as religious, spiritual, or both. A clearer understanding of clients’ religious/spiritual understandings, commitments, and practices enables the practitioner offer more appropriate interventions and provide more relevant support. This webinar provides information related to current religious demographics in the U.S., to incorporating religion/spirituality in the person-in-environment perspective, and especially to assessing clients’ religious/spiritual preferences and commitments using both implicit and explicit assessment approaches. Attention is given to matters of diversity, cultural competence, and bias, and to implications for practice.

Participants will be able to:
• Gain knowledge and resources related to religious demographics in the U.S.
• Define and distinguish between spirituality and religion
• Acquire a deeper understanding of and facility with social work assessment approaches that involve a client’s religious/spiritual orientations, domains, and resources
• Consider implications for social work practice

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Dr. Allan Hugh Cole, Jr.

Allan Hugh Cole Jr., PhD, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Undergraduate Programs,... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Religion and Spirituality in Social Work - Video
Religion and Spirituality in Social Work - Paper
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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