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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Research & Evaluation

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.

Books & Scholarly Journals

Research & Evaluation

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Cashwell, C.S., Young, J.S., Tangen, J.L., Pope, A.L., Wagener, A., Sylvestro, H., Y Henson, R.A. (2016). Who is this god of whom you speak? Counseling students’ concept of
  • god. Counseling & Values, 61, 159-175. doi:10.1002/cvj.12035

  • Davis, E.B., Cuthbert, A.D., Hays, L.W., Aten, J.D., Van Tongeren, D.r., Hook, J. N... & Boan, D. (2016). Using qualitative and mixed methods to study relational spirituality.
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8(2), 92-98. Retrieved from

  • Fletcher, T.L., Lamkin, J.P., Stanley, M.A., Pargament, K.I., Farmer, A., Exline, J., & Teng, E.J. (2020). Characterizing religious and spiritual Struggles in U.S. veterans:
  • A qualitative study. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 7(3), 162–177.

  • Jangha, A.G., Magyar-Russell, G., & O’Grady, K. (2018). Power within the counselor identity development of African American women in pastoral counseling.
  • Counseling & Values, 63, 76-90. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12074

  • Johns, R.D. (2017). A spiritual question.
  • Qualitative Inquiry, 23(8), 631-638. doi: 10.1177/1077800417692362

  • Karaga, S., Davis, D.E., Choe, E., & Hook, J.N. (2016). Hypersexuality and religion/spirituality: A qualitative review.
  • Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23(2-3), 167-181. Retrieved from

  • Magaldi, D. & Trub, L. (2018). (What) do you believe?: Therapist spiritual/religious/non-religious self-disclosure.
  • Psychotherapy Research, 28(3), 484–498.

  • Minnix, G.M. (2018). Reconciling counselors’ christian beliefs and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender affirmation: A grounded theory.
  • Counseling & Values, 63, 110-128. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12076

  • Moreira-Almeida, A., Koenig, H.G., & Lucchetti, G. (2014). Clinical implications of spirituality to mental health: Review of evidence and practical guidelines.
  • Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 36, 176–182. doi: 10.1590/1516-4446-2013-1255

  • Wang, D.C., Aten, J.D., Boan, D., Jean-Charles, W., Griff, K.P., Valcin,C., Davis, E.B., Hook, J.N., Davis, D.E., Van Tongeren, D.R., Abouezzeddine, T., Skylar, Q., & Wang, A.

    (2010). Culturally adapted spiritually oriented trauma-focused cognitive–behavioral therapy for child survivors of restavek.

  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 3(4), 24-246.

  • Weaver, A.J., Flannelly, L.T., Garbarino, J., Figley, C.R., & Flannelly, K.J. (2003). A systematic review of research on religion and spirituality in the Journal of Traumatic Stress:
  • 1990–1999. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 6(3), 215-228. doi: 10.1080/136746703100008812

  • Zeligman, M., Ataga, J., & Shaw, Z. (2020). Posttraumatic growth in trauma survivors: Associations with attachment to god and god representation.
  • Counseling & Values, 65, 155-169.