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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Couples & Family Systems

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.


Couples & Family Systems

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Errington, L. (2017). The uncomfortably important place of spirituality in systemic therapy.
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 168–178. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1196

  • Holmberg, A., Jensen, P., & Ulland, D. (2017). To make room or not to make room: Clients’ narratives about exclusion and inclusion of spirituality in family therapy practice.
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 15-26. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1198

  • Hook, J.N., Worthington, E.L., Davis, D.E., & Atkins, D.C. (2014). Religion and couple therapy: Description and preliminary outcome data.
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6(2), 94-101. doi: 10.1037/a0035412

  • Nedumaruthumchalil, G. (2009). The role of religion and spirituality in marriage and family therapy.
  • Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 44, 14-58. Retrieved from

  • Nelson, J. A., Kirk, A.M., Ane, P., & Serres, S.A. (2011). Religious and spiritual values and moral commitment in marriage: Untapped resources in couples counseling?
  • Counseling & Values, 55 228-246. Retrieved from

  • Sahin, Y. (2017). Using spiritual genograms in family therapies.
  • Spiritual Psychology and Counseling, 3, 47–60. Retrieved from

  • Wolf, C.T., & Stevens, P. (2001). Integrating religion and spirituality in marriage and family counseling.
  • Counseling & Values, 46, 66-75. Retrieved from