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Conference on Religious and Spiritual Psychology Focuses on Variety of Beliefs and Practices

When Allen Bergin first published his innovative research recognizing the importance of religious and spiritual concerns in psychotherapy, he received over 1,000 responses and requests for reprints—an incredibly high demand for a pre-Internet publication. Now, 35 years later, a division of the American Psychological Association is devoted exclusively to religious...

November 1, 2017


Special Issue of Open Theology journal on Psychotherapy and Religious Values

Professor Scott Richards served as the guest editor of a special issue of the online, open access Open Theology journal. The special issue of the journal was about the topic of “Psychotherapy and Religious Values,” in honor of BYU professor emeritus, Allen E. Bergin’s scholarly work. Well known psychology of...

October 31, 2017


Science and Spirituality – For Our Children

Every once in a while, our deepest intuitions about things – intuitions we often doubt because they seem fragile in a materialistic world – actually get confirmed by science. About a month ago, I was in Provo, Utah, with a couple of colleagues for an interfaith conference. By chance, at...

Dr. Tamar Frankiel June 6, 2016


Nurturing child's innate spiritual nature is a huge hedge against depression, other woes

Parents who want to protect their teenagers from some of the toughest pitfalls and temptations they'll face as they mature should consider their child's spiritual side, according to one of the leading experts on the intersection of spirituality and well-being. "It is not a matter of opinion, it is scientific...

Lois M Collins April 4, 2016


The Spiritual Child: Educating the Head and the Heart

  Lisa Miller, Professor & Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, discusses spiritual development as it pertains to children and adolescents. Transcript: In 1997, there was not a single peer-reviewed scientific article on spirituality in children or adolescents. And yet, every day, plain as day, I could see in...

Lisa Miller March 31, 2016