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Spirituality in Psychotherapy

6.00 CE Hours Available

Based on current research, this workshop presents a conceptual framework for therapists to understand the relevance of spirituality to a variety of clinical concerns. Attendees will also emerge with concrete skills to assess for and address spirituality in their psychotherapy practice.


All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Objectives - Participants will be able to describe:

· Research on the positive and negative effects of spirituality on mental health.
· Case formulation of spirituality and mental health.
· How to conduct a brief clinical assessment of spirituality with different patients.
· Methods to harness spirituality in the practice of psychotherapy.


Background & Basics

· Historical tensions and the current climate of spirituality and mental health
· Definitions, ethical issues, and respecting diversity
· Spiritual resources, struggles and symptoms

Case Formulation & Case Conceptualization
· Case formulation: Using lenses to understand mental health
· Spirituality through a coping lens
· Spirituality through a cognitive-behavioral lens
· Spirituality through an emotion-regulation lens
· Spirituality through an attachment lens

Clinical Interventions I
· Background: Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient, Residential & Intensive Treatment (SPIRIT)
· A brief clinical assessment of spirituality for diverse patients

Clinical Interventions II
· Framing psychotherapy with spirituality to enhance insight and motivation
· Coping statements with spiritual themes
· Integrating spirituality into behavioral activation
· Spiritual conversations for enhancing faith, trust, and healthy attachment to God