Empirically supported religious and spiritual therapies.
Posted on 21. Dec, 2009 by James Miller in ALCOHOLISM, ANGER, ANXIETY, COMPULSIVE behavior, DEPRESSION, evidence-based psychotherapy, MEDICAL care – Religious aspects, Mental, PEOPLE with mental disabilities, religion, SCHIZOPHRENIA, SPIRITUAL life, spirituality
|Title||Empirically supported religious and spiritual therapies.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Hook, Joshua N., Everett L. Worthington Jr., Don E. Davis, David J. Jennings II, Aubrey L. Gartner, and Jan P. Hook|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|Pagination||46 - 72|
|Keywords||ALCOHOLISM, ANGER, ANXIETY, COMPULSIVE behavior, DEPRESSION, evidence-based psychotherapy, MEDICAL care – Religious aspects, Mental, PEOPLE with mental disabilities, Religion, SCHIZOPHRENIA, SPIRITUAL life, spirituality|
This article evaluated the efficacy status of religious and spiritual (R/S) therapies for mental health problems, including treatments for depression, anxiety, unforgiveness, eating disorders, schizophrenia, alcoholism, anger, and marital issues. Religions represented included Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and Buddhism. Some studies incorporated a generic spirituality. Several R/S therapies were found to be helpful for clients, supporting the further use and research on these therapies. There was limited evidence that R/S therapies outperformed established secular therapies, thus the decision to use an R/S therapy may be an issue of client preference and therapist comfort.