The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health is an interdisciplinary professional journal that is devoted to the scholarly study of spirituality as a resource for counseling and psychotherapeutic disciplines.

Recommended Readings related to Mental Health

Bussema, E. F., & Bussema, K. E. (2007). Gilead revisited: Faith and recovery. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 301-305.

Canda, E. R. (2002). Starting points for spiritually sensitive mental health practice and assessment. Kansas Chapter NASW Newsletter, 26(6), 12-13.

Canda, E. R. (2009). Spiritual well-being. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The encyclopedia of positive psychology, volume 2 (924-928). Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Canda, E. R., & Smith, E. D. (Eds.). (2001). Transpersonal perspectives on spirituality in social work. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (Also released as double issue of Social Thought, 20(1/2).)

Canda, E. R., & Warren, S. (2013). Mindfulness. In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social work (e-reference edition). NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from with use of temporary gratis pass. 

Clarke, I. (Ed.). (2001). Psychosis and spirituality. London: Whurr Publishers.

Corrigan, P., McCorkle, B., Schell, B., Kidder, K. (2003). Religion and spirituality in the lives of people with serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 39(6), 487-499.

Deegan, P. (2006). Recovery journal: Spiritual lessons in recovery. Retrieved from website on 10/25/2013.

Eichler, M., Deegan, G., Canda, E. R., & Wells, S. (2006). Using the strengths assessment to mobilize spiritual resources. In K.B. Helmeke & C. Ford Sori (Eds.), The therapist’s notebook for integrating spirituality in counseling: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy (pp. 69-76). New York, NY: The Haworth Press.

Fallot, R. (Ed.). (1998). Spirituality and religion in recovery from mental illness. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Fallot, R. D. (1998). Recommendations for integrating spirituality into mental health. New Directions for Mental Health Services, 80, 97-100.

Fallot, R. D. (2007). Spirituality and religion in recovery: Some current issues. Psychiatric rehabilitation Journal, 30(4), 261-270.

Frame , M. W. (2003). Integrating religion and spirituality into counseling. Pacific grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Fukui, S., Starnino, V. & Nelson-Becker, H. (2011). Spiritual well-being of people with psychiatric disabilities: The role of religious attendance, social network size and sense of control. Community Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-011-9375-z

Gomi, S., Starnino, V. R., & Canda, E. R. (2013).   Spiritual assessment in mental health recovery, Community Mental Health Journal, doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9653-z

Hartz, G. W. (2005). Spirituality and mental health: Clinical applications. New York, NY: The Haworth Pastoral Press.'

Helmeke, K. B., & Sori, C. F. (Eds.). (2006). The therapist’s notebook for integrating spirituality in counseling: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy. New York: Haworth Press.  

Ho, R. T. H., Chan, C. K. P., Lo, P. H. Y., Wong, P. H., Chan, C. L. W., Leung, P. P. Y., & Chen, E. Y. H. (2016). Understandings of spirituality and its role in illness recovery in persons with schizophrenia and mental-health professionals: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 16(86), 1-11. link pdf DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0796-7

Hodge, D. R. (2004). Spirituality and people with mental illness: Developing spiritual competency in assessment and intervention. Families in Society, 85(1), 36-44.

Huguelet, P., Mohr, S., Borras, L., Gillieron, C., & Brandt, P. (2006). Spirituality and religious practices among outpatients with schizophrenia and their clinicians. Psychiatric Services, 57(3), 366-372.

Koenig, H. (1997). Is religion good for your health? The effects of religion on physical and mental health. New York, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press.

Koenig H. G. (2005). Faith and mental health: Religious resources for healing. Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press.

Leibrich, J. (2002). Making space: Spirituality and mental health. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. 5(2), 143-162.

Lindgren, K., & Coursey, R. (1995). Spirituality and serious mental illness: A two part study. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 18(3), 93-111.

Loewenthal, K. M. (2007). Religion, culture and mental health. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lukoff, D. (2005). Spiritual and transpersonal approaches to psychotic disorders. In S. G. Mijares & G. S. Khalsa (Eds.), The psychospiritual clinician’s handbook (pp. 233-257). New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Mace, C. (2008). Mindfulness and mental health: Therapy, theory, and science. London: Routledge.

Marquis, A. (2008). The integral intake: A guide to comprehensive idiographic assessment in integral psychotherapy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Mijares, S. (2003). Modern psychology and ancient wisdom: Psychological healing practices from the world's religious traditions. New York: The Haworth Integrated Healing Press.

Mijares, S. G. & Khalsa G. S. (2005) The psychospiritual clinician’s handbook. New York, NY: The Haworth Press.

Miller W. R. (1999) Integrating spirituality into treatment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Miller, W. R. (1999). Integrating spirituality into treatment: resources for practitioners. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Miller, W. R., & Thoreson, C. E. (2003). Spirituality, religion, and health: An emerging research field. American Psychologist, 58(1), 24-35.

Moodley, R., & West, W. (2005). Integrating traditional healing practices into counseling and psychotherapy. Multicultural aspects of counseling and psychotherapy, 22. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Murphy, M. A. (2000). Coping with the spiritual meaning of psychosis. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal. 24(2): 179-183.

Nelson, J. E. (1994). Healing the split: Integrating the spirit into our understanding of the mentally ill. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Nelson-Becker, H. (2005). Religion and coping in older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 45(1/2), 51-68.

Paloutzian, R. F., & Park, C. L. (2005). Handbook of the psychology of religion and spirituality. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Pargament, K. I. (2007). Spiritually integrated psychotherapy: understanding and addressing the sacred. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Phillips, R., Lakin, R., & Pargament, K. (2002). Brief report: Development and implementation of a spiritual issues psychoeducational group for those with serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 38, 487-495.

Pickard, J. & Nelson-Becker, H. (2011). Attachment and spiritual coping: Theory and practice with older adults, Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 13(2), 138-155.  DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2011.565239

Pierre, J. M. (2001). Faith or delusion: At the crossroads of religion and psychosis. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 7(3), 163-72.

Rapp, C. A. & Sullivan, W. A. (2014). The strengths model: Birth to toddlerhood. Advances in Social Work, 15(1), 129-142.

Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (1997). A spiritual strategy for counseling and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (2000). Handbook of psychotherapy and religious diversity. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Richards, S. R. & Bergin A. E. (2004). Casebook for a spiritual strategy in counseling and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ridgway, P., McDiarmid, D., Davidson, L., Bayes, J., & Ratzlaff, S. (2002). Pathways to recovery: A strengths recovery self-help workbook. Lawrence, KS: Supported Education Group at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Russinova, Z., & Cash, D. (2007). Personal perspectives about the meaning of religion and spirituality among persons with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 271-284.

Russinova, Z., Wewiorski, N. J., and Cash, D. (2002). Use of alternative health care practices by persons with serious mental illness: Perceived benefits. American Journal of Public Health, 92 (10): 1600-1603.

Sperry, L., & Shafranske, E. P. (2005). Spiritually oriented psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Spinelli, E. (2001). Psychosis: New existential, systemic, and cognitive-behavioral developments. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 31(1), 61-67.

Starnino, V. R. (2008). Best practices for helping clients with a serious mental illness utilize spirituality as a recovery tool. In C. G. Petr (Ed.), Multidimensional evidence-based practice: synthesizing knowledge, research, and values (pp. 179-203). London: Routledge.

Starnino, V. R. (2014). Strategies for incorporating spirituality as part of recovery-oriented practice: Highlighting the voices of those with a lived experience. Families in Society, 95(2), 122-130.

Starnino, V. R. & Canda, E. R. (2014). The spiritual developmental process for people in recovery from severe mental illness. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 33, 274–299. 

Starnino, V. R., Gomi, S., & Canda, E. R. (2012).Spiritual strengths assessment in mental health practice. British Journal of Social Work, 1-19. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs179

Sullivan, W. P. (2009). Spirituality: A road to mental health or mental illness. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 28(1), 84-98.

Swinton, J. (2001) Spirituality and Mental Health Care. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (2012). Helping People Connect to the Religious Congregations and Spiritual Groups of Their Choice: The Role of Peer Specialists. Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. (pdf)

Tepper, L., Rogers, S. A., Coleman, E. M., & Malony, H. N. (2001). The prevalence of religious coping among persons with persistent mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 52(5), 660-665.

Weaver, A. J. , Koenig, H. G. , & Hosenfeld, C. (2007). Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions: A Handbook for Clergy and Other Helping Professionals. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press.

Whitney, E. (1998). Mania as spiritual emergency. Psychiatric Services, 49(12), 1547-1548.

Wong-McDonald, A. (2007). Spirituality and psychosocial rehabilitation: Empowering persons with psychiatric disabilities at an inner-city program. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30(4), 295-300.

Yamada, A.-M, Lee, K. K., & Kim, M. A. (2012). Community mental health allies: Referral behavior among Asian American immigrant Christian clergy. Community Mental Health Journal. (link to abstract)

Yorston, G. A. (2001). Mania precipitated by meditation: A case report and literature review. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 4(2), 209-13.

Recommended Readings related to Substance Abuse

Coggins, K. (1990). Alternative pathways to healing: The recovery medicine wheel. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.

Kus, R. J. (1995). Spirituality and chemical dependency. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

McGovern, T. F., & Benda, B. (Eds.). (2006). Spirituality and religiousness and alcohol/other drug problems: Treatment and recovery perspectives. Binghamton. NY: Haworth Press.

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