INSTRUCTIONS

  1. There is no charge for taking the course.
  2. To obtain CE, answer the questions at the end of the course.
  3. Press the Score My Quiz button. 
  4. You will have an option to checkout and print your CE certificate.

 
Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): David Lukoff, Ph.D. | (click author name for biography)




Course Description:

Evidence-Based, Ethical, and Strength-Based Spiritual Assessment description

Spiritual assessment is the process by which healthcare providers can identify a client's spiritual needs, practices, strengths, resources, and any barriers to using their spiritual strengths in their recovery and wellness. The SSOPP interview you are learning in this 2 hour course is structured so as to cover the critical areas of religious and spiritual functioning that can affect behavioral problems. Spiritual assessment interview elicits how a client’s religious and spiritual beliefs and practices function as positive and helpful or sometimes as negative dysfunctional coping mechanisms. Conducting a spiritual assessment is the gateway skill to other religious and spiritual competencies and interventions.

NOTE: THE ACTUAL COURSE IS AVAILABLE HERE.

IF YOU WANT CE CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE, YOU MUST:

  • TAKE AND PASS THE QUIZ (75% CORRECT TO PASS)
  • FILL OUT AN EVALUATION
  • PAY $25 

         To obtain CE credits for this course:
STEP 1: QUIZ --> STEP 2: EVALUATION/REGISTRATION --> STEP 3: PAYMENT --> STEP 4: CERTIFICATE

True/False Comprehension Quiz

QuestionAnswer

Most clients do not want to be asked about their religious or spiritual beliefs.


According to Joint Commission standards, spiritual assessments should only be conducted for devout religious patients


Most mental health professionals have been well-trained to conduct spiritual assessments.


A minority of mental health professionals conduct spiritual assessments with their clients


Elderly patients who felt alienated from God, that they were being punished, or felt abandoned by their church community, were at greater risk of dying within the next two years, compared with those who had no religious doubts.


Conducting a spiritual assessment shows respect for client’s values


Religion is a key dimension for achieving optimal health and for coping with illness whereas spirituality has little or no influence on health.


Obtaining information about a client’s connection to a religious or spiritual  community is rarely helpful in uncovering a patient's resources for coping with mental problems and physical illnesses. 


Obtaining information about a client’s connection to a religious or spiritual  community is rarely helpful in uncovering a patient's resources for coping with mental problems and physical illnesses. 


Religion is a key dimension for achieving optimal health and for coping with illness whereas spirituality has little or no influence on health.


Positive religious coping behaviors include prayer and inspirational reading


Obtaining information about a client’s connection to a religious or spiritual  community is rarely helpful in uncovering a patient's resources for coping with mental problems and physical illnesses. 


Client: “God has abandoned me”
This statement suggests the client has a R/S Problem

Empirical research about the mental health effects of religious commitment and participation show that they are often associated with increased severity of mental distress. 


Client: “When I pray, I know God loves me even when I don’t feel it.”
This statement suggests a R/S Strength of the client

Client: “I meet weekly with a group of other Buddhists to meditate for an hour together. I usually stick around afterwards to discuss Buddhist teachings or sometimes to just talk with the others.”
This statement suggests the client participates in an organized religious community
 
 


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