Title

Next Steps for Clinicians in Religious and Spiritual Therapy: An Endpiece

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2009

Department

Psychology

Abstract

To conclude this issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, the authors identify several next steps for clinicians interested in religious and spiritual therapy, They call for more clinically useful definitions of religion and spirituality and suggest that new methods of clinical practice that employ both Western and Eastern religion and spirituality need to be developed and tested. The need for more clinically focused religious and spiritual assessments is highlighted. They recommend greater clergy-psychotherapist collaboration and propose that clinicians lead and collaborate with researchers to further meaningful research on religion and spirituality. Finally, the authors identify areas of graduate training that require strengthening and provide corresponding guidelines. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 65:224-229, 2009.

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Volume

65

Issue

2

First Page

224

Last Page

229