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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Spiritual Integration in Counseling

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.


Spiritual Integration in Counseling

Additional Resources

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). (2009).
  • Competencies for addressing spiritual and religious issues in counseling. Retrieved from

  • Drob, S.L. (2012). Kabbalah, Jungian psychology, and the challenge of contemporary atheism.
  • Psychological Perspectives, 55, 142–162. doi: 10.1080/00332925.2012.677386

  • Dixon, S., & Wilcox, G. (2016). The counseling implications of neurotheology: A critical review.
  • Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 18(2), 91-107. Doi: 10.1080/19349637.2015.1064804

  • Giordano, A.L., & Cashwell, C.S. (2014). Entering the sacred: Using motivational interviewing to address spirituality in counseling.
  • Counseling and Values, 59, 65-79. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2014.00042.x

  • Harris, K.A., Howell, D.S., & Spurgeon, D.W. (2018). Faith concepts in psychology: Three 30-Year definitional content analyses.
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 10(1), 1-29. Retrieved from

  • Hodge, D. R. (2013). Assessing spirituality and religion in the context of counseling and psychotherapy. In K.I. Pargament (Ed.)
  • APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Vol. 2. An Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (pp. 93-123). doi: 10.1037/14046-005

  • Hook, J.N., Worthington, E.L., Davis, D.E., Jennings, D.J., Gartner, A.L., & Hook, J.P. (2010). Empirically supported religious and spiritual therapies.
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(1), 46-72. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20626

  • Martinez, J.S., Smith, T.B., & Barlow, S.H. (2007). Spiritual interventions in psychotherapy: Evaluations by highly religious clients.
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(10), 943–960. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20399

  • 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

  • Myers, J.E., & Sweeney, T.J. (2008). Wellness counseling: The evidence base for practice.
  • Journal of Counseling & Development, 86, 482-493. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6678.2008.tb00536.x

  • Oxhandler, H.K., & Pargament, K.I. (2018). Measuring religious and spiritual competence across helping professions: Previous efforts and future directions.
  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5(2), 120-132. doi: 10.1037/scp0000149

  • 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

  • Plante, T.G. (2006). Principles of incorporating spirituality into professional clinical practice.
  • Practice Innovations, 1(4), 276-281. Retrieved from

  • Smith, A. (2017). Rock: An unlikely metaphor for spirituality, family therapy, mental health and illness.
  • Pastoral Psychology, 66, 743–756. doi: 10.1007/s11089-017-0783-z

  • Stewart-Sicking, J.A., Deal, P.A., & Fox, J. (2017). The ways paradigm: A transtheoretical model for integrating spirituality into counseling.
  • Journal of Counseling & Development, 95, 234- 241. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12135

  • Walker, D.F., Gorsuch, R.L., & Tan, S. (2004). Therapists' integration of religion and spirituality in counseling: A meta-analysis.
  • Counseling and Values, 49, 69-80. Retrieved from