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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Human Growth & Development

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.


Human Growth & Development

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Day, J.M. (2008). Human development and the model of hierarchical complexity: Learning from research in the psychology of moral and religious development.
  • World Futures, 64, 452–467. doi: 10.1080/02604020802301584

  • Day, J.M. (2010). Religion, spirituality, and positive psychology in adulthood: A developmental view.
  • Journal of Adult Development, 17, 215–229. doi:10.1007/s10804-009-9086-7

  • Gill, C.S., Minton, C.B., & Myers, J. (2015). Poor, rural women: Spirituality, religion, and wellness across the life span.
  • ADULTSPAN Journal, 14(2), 66-76. doi:10.1002/adsp.12005

  • Kiesling, C., Sorell, G.T., Montgomery, M.J., & Colwell, R.K. (2008). Identity and spirituality: A psychosocial exploration of the sense of spiritual self.
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, S(1), 50–62. doi: 10.1037/1941-1022.S.1.50

  • Parker, S. (2009). Faith development theory as a context for supervision of spiritual and religious issues.
  • Counselor Education & Supervision, 49, 39-53. Retrieved from:

  • Parker, S. (2011). Spirituality in counseling: A faith developmental perspective.
  • Journal of Counseling and Development, 89, 112-119. Retrieved from