MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Committee Member 1
mental health, religion, spirituality, therapy
Mental health counseling--Religious aspects
Counseling Psychology | Psychiatric and Mental Health
The goal of this review was to examine the relationship between mental health and religion and/or spirituality. Specifically, it was believed that religion and spiritual congruence had a positive influence on satisfaction with therapy. Indeed, the literature reviewed suggests that therapists should be more open to addressing a patient's religious and/or spiritual beliefs as it could lead to more attuned therapeutic sessions. The importance of congruence between patient and therapist is a factor that can impact the therapeutic alliance, based on the literature, this concept appears to hold true for those that are or are not religiously and/or spiritually inclined.
Henderson, Tammy E., "The influence of therapist-patient religious/spiritual congruence on satisfaction with therapy: A review of research" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2553.