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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Intro to Counseling Theories

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.


Counseling Theories

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Correa, J.K., & Sandage, S.K. (2018). Relational spirituality as scaffolding for cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5(1), 54-63. Retrieved from

  • D’Souza, R.F., & Rodrigo, A. (2004). Spiritually augmented cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Australasian Psychiatry, 12(2), 148-152. doi: 10.1080/j.1039-8562.2004.02095.x

  • Gurney, A.G., & Rogers, S.A. (2007). Object-Relations and spirituality: Revisiting a clinical dialogue.
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(10), 961–977. doi:10.1002/jclp.20408

  • Hodge, D.r., & Lietz, C.A. (2014). Using spiritually modified cognitive-behavioral therapy in substance dependence treatment: Therapists’ and clients’ perceptions of the
  • presumed benefits and limitations. Health and Social Work, 39(4), 200-210. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlu022

  • Leijssen, M. (2008). Encountering the sacred: Person-centered therapy as a spiritual practice.
  • Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 7(3), 218-225. Doi: 10.1080/14779757.2008.9688467

  • Santiago, P.N., & Gall, T.L. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy as a spiritually integrated psychotherapy.
  • Counseling and Values, 61, 239-254. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12040

  • Sauerheber, J. B.,& Bitter, J.R. (2013). An Adlerian approach in premarital counseling with religious couples.
  • The Journal of Individual Psychology, 69(4), 305-327. Retrieved from

  • Temple, M., & Gal, T.L. (2018). Working through existential anxiety toward authenticity: A spiritual journey of meaning making.
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 58(2), 168-193. doi: 10.1177/00221767816629968

  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2009). The relevance of a psychoanalytic perspective in exploring religious and spiritual identity in psychotherapy.
  • Psychoanalytic Psychology, 26(1), 83-95. doi: 10.1037/a0014673

  • van Kalmthout, M. (2008). Meaning in a godless universe: A challenge for person-centered therapy.
  • Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 7(1), 57-69. Doi: 10.1080/14779757.2008.9688452