There is a code example on use of SPI with DMA which can be found at the following location:
Looking at your comment, I have some concerns:
1) Since 16 bit words (2-Bytes each) is being received, and 4 such words will cause an interrupt, shouldn't the DMA be configured for 8 Bytes per Burst?
2) The status register can be read using Interrupt (ISR) or one of TD of the DMA Channel. (I am not sure of this method).
3) Can you upload your project so that we can debug the issue?