Spirituality and Social Work: Integrating spirituality into your Practice with Confidence and Compassion

With The Reverend A. Meigs Ross, ACPE, BCC, LCSW

Meigs Ross
December 6th, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Parlor Room
NYU Silver School of Social Work
New York, NY 10003



This seminar will provide an opportunity to explore how spirituality, a broad and multi-faceted dimension of life, can be incorporated as an essential part of a full bio-psycho-social assessment and treatment plan.The challenges and opportunities of integrating spirituality into practice, including addressing how the spirituality of the social worker impacts the provision of care will also be explored. Compassion and mindfulness are at the heart of spirituality and at the heart of excellent caregiving. This seminar will provide opportunities to enhance the ways in which these qualities can be fully brought into one’s practice to more fully address the spiritual needs of clients.

Goals and Objectives

  • To improve knowledge and skill in understanding of what spiritual and religious resources are available as strengths and resources for client growth and recovery
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess spiritual strengths in clients and to assist the client in using their spiritual strengths to meet with life goals
  • To gain a greater understanding of how compassion and mindfulness enhance the ability for social workers to work with spiritual issues in client care