Keywords

spirituality, religion, psychotherapy, practice, collaboration

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe an overall strategy and specific plans for bringing spiritually oriented treatment approaches into the health care mainstream. We describe Bridges, a practice-research network created in 2012 that is devoted to helping practitioners, researchers, educators, and pastoral professionals collaboratively pursue this goal. We describe the achievements of Bridges thus far, which include a website for networking, an online psychotherapy research system, several completed studies, and grant funding for future collaborative research studies. We conclude with an invitation to health care professionals around the world to join with us in efforts to mainstream spirituality into clinical practice so that spiritual sources of change and healing are never again neglected in the health care professions.

Original Publication Citation

Richards, P. S., *Sanders, P. W., *Lea, T., *McBride, J. A., & Allen, G. E. K. (2015). Bringing spiritually oriented psychotherapies into the health care mainstream: A call for worldwide collaboration. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(3), 169

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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