Bridges project director, Dr. Scott Richards, has a new book chapter in Lisa Miller’s Oxford University of Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality. Richard’s chapter, titled “Honoring Religious Diversity and Universal Spirituality in Psychotherapy”, describes principles and practices to assist psychotherapists in their efforts to address the spirituality of their patients.
Richards looks at the importance seeking competency in religious and spiritual aspects of diversity, selecting a spiritually integrated treatment framework and approach, finding common spiritual ground with clients, and creating a spiritual space that helps clients access the resources of their spirituality during their healing journeys.
The chapter also describes a theistic, spiritually integrated model and approach to psychotherapy and concludes with a brief discussion of recent research findings and needs in this domain. Richard’s chapter can be found here: L. Miller (Ed.). (in press). The Oxford Handbook of Psychology, Spirituality and Consciousness (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.