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Date of Award


Document Type

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Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Brown, Laurel


The purpose of this study is to examine the role of spirituality in the social work practice and social worker’s perspective on it. This project focuses on spirituality in social work and the role that it plays in a social workers practice.

The data collected for this research project consists of qualitative data in which the researcher conducted one-on-one interviews of eight different clinical professionals in the social work field. The study employed a purposive sampling by recruiting LCSW’s, MSW’s, ASW’s, and other clinical professionals in the Northern California area. The average years of experience amongst the participants was 19.375 years. Each participant has a broad range of experience from individual clinical one-on-one counseling, working with groups, and supervision.