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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Social, Cultural, & Family Diversity

Spiritual resources are designated across common Mental Health Counseling Graduate Courses (including the 8 CACREP domains) for use in teaching, learning, and practical application of spiritual integration in counseling.


Social, Cultural, & Family Diversity

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Ali, S.B., Mahmood, A., Moel, J., Hudson, C., & Leathers, L. (2008). A qualitative investigation of Muslim and Christian women’s views of religion and feminism in their lives.
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(1), 38-46. doi: 10.1037/1099-9809.14.1.38

  • Chaney, M.P., Dubaybo, F., & Chang, C.Y. (2020). Affirmative counseling with LGBTQ+ Arab Americans.
  • Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 42(4), 281-302.

  • D’Andrea, L.M., & Sprenger, J. (2007). Atheism and nonspirituality as diversity issues in counseling.
  • Counseling and Values, 51(2), 149-158. Retrieved from

  • Edwards, S. (2018). Critical reflections on the interfaith movement: A social justice perspective.
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 11(2), 164-181.

  • Hage, S.M., Hopson, A., Siegel, M., Payton, G., DeFanti, E. (2006). Multicultural training in spirituality: An interdisciplinary review
  • Counseling and Values, 50(3), 217-234. Retrieved from

  • McGlasson, T.D. & Rubel, D. (2015). My soul to take: A phenomenology of the struggle for an authentic gay spirtuality.
  • Counseling and Values, 60, 14-31. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2015.00058.x

  • Meyer, D.D. (2012). Using drama therapy to explore religion and spirituality in counselor education.
  • Counseling and Values, 57, 241-251. Retrieved from

  • Morgan Consoli, M.L., Unzueta, E.G., Delucio, K., & Llamas, J. (2018). What shade of spirituality? Exploring spirituality, religiosity, meaning making, and thriving among Latina/o
  • undergraduates. Counseling and Values, 63,232-253. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12090

  • Plante, T.G. (2008). What do the spiritual and religious traditions offer the practicing psychologist?
  • Pastoral Psychology, 56(4), 429–444. doi: 10.1007/s11089-008-0119-0

  • Stanley, M.A., Bush, A.L., Camp, M.E., Jameson, J.P., Phillips, L.L. Barber, C.R., … Cully, J.A. (2011). Older adults’ preferences for religion/spirituality in treatment for anxiety and
  • depression. Aging & Mental Health, 15(3), 334-343. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.519326