Chapter 6. Placing the Soul Back into Psychology: Religion in the Psychotherapy Process

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member3 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow4
  1. Paul E. Priester PhD Associate Professor1,
  2. Shiva Khalili PhD clinical psychologist doctoral Head Assistant Professor faculty2 and
  3. Jose E. Luvathingal doctoral, Theology and English Literature

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch6

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Priester, P. E., Khalili, S. and Luvathingal, J. E. (2009) Placing the Soul Back into Psychology: Religion in the Psychotherapy Process, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 4

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Park University, USA

  2. 2

    World Religions Research Center, Tehran, Iran

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • religion in psychotherapy process;
  • religion in science of psychology;
  • humanistic-existential model;
  • current thoughts and theories;
  • association between religion and mental health;
  • anthropological view of psychotherapy process - religion, culture, and psychotherapy;
  • impact of integrating religion into psychotherapy;
  • explicit integration of religion into extant models of psychotherapy;
  • addressing religious or spiritual issues in psychotherapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of Religion in the Science of Psychology

  • Mental Health and Religion

  • The Interrelationship between Religion, Culture, and Psychotherapy

  • Research on the Impact of Integrating Religion into Psychotherapy

  • Suggestions for Addressing Religious or Spiritual Issues in Psychotherapy

  • Conclusion

  • References