Gordon Lab

The Department of Psychology, Simmons Religious Commitment Fund, and the Office of the Provost welcome

Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph.D.

Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health of the Texas Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University

Psychology Department Colloquium

From Research to Practice: Envisioning an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Thursday, March 29, 2012

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Cramer Hall, 087

Marquette University



Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Friday, March 30, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cramer Hall, 087

Marquette University

This workshop is designed to provide practitioners with a framework for understanding and addressing spirituality in psychotherapy.  The first section will provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding spirituality. The second section will present a multi-level model of spiritual assessment that ranges from initial questions to more intensive assessments of various domains of religion and spirituality. The final section will illustrate some of the ways practitioners can draw upon spiritual resources to facilitate the health and well-being of clients.  The workshop will draw on material from Dr. Pargament’s 2007 book, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy:  Understanding and Addressing the Sacred (Guilford Press).

Specific Objectives:

As a result of their participation in this workshop, participants should be able to:

1.) Define spirituality as a process;
2.) Identify positive spiritual resources and spiritual risk factors;
3.) Distinguish between spiritual integration and spiritual dis-integration;
4.) Raise questions in therapy that facilitate spiritual dialogue and assessment;
5.) Distinguish between an initial, implicit, and explicit spiritual assessment;
6.) Identify ways to help clients draw upon their spiritual resources and address spiritual problems in psychotherapy.

Workshop Schedule

8:30 – 9:00       Registration, coffee and pastries, conversation
9:00 – 12:00     Morning session
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 4:00       Afternoon session

Dr. Pargament has published over 200 articles on religion and health. He is author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice (1997) and the more recently published book, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred (2007; 2011).  He is editor-in-chief of the forthcoming two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality.  Dr. Pargament has received numerous awards in recognition of his research and practice in the area of religion and health, including the 2009 Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association.


Registration required. Limited space.

To register please complete the registration form and mail a check payment to Center for Psychological Services, 604 N. 16th St., Cramer Hall 307, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


This workshop includes 6 hours of continuing education designed for licensed psychologists. Credit is not granted to registrants who arrive more than 15 minutes late, depart more than 15 minutes early, are excessively absent during the program, or who do not submit a completed, signed evaluation form at the end of the workshop. It is the responsibility of the registrants to comply with these requirements.


Contact the Psychology Department

If you have questions about clinical services, please call the Center for Psychological Services at (414) 288-3487.

Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-7218
Fax: (414) 288-5333
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