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June 3, 2020
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Last Webinar in This Series | June 9 AT 12PM ET
Connecting Spirituality to Mental Health Services in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis
Part 4 Connecting Spirituality to Mental Health Services During COVID-19
Tues., June 9, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. ET
During a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, some people turn to their faith, or other sources of meaning and purpose, as a source of support, strength, and resilience.

When mental health professionals are able to engage their clients’ source of spirituality, they are leveraging these strengths toward the wellness outcomes they are seeking with their clients.

Unfortunately, there are some mental health professionals who are uncomfortable raising issues related to religion and spirituality. As a result, clients feel less willing to engage their spirituality meaningfully in their treatment.

This webinar will highlight why and how mental health professionals can engage spirituality and religious belief in their treatment protocols when dealing with a client who finds this helpful. It will also discuss how the language of spirituality and belief may be helpful in the midst of the crisis in guiding clinicians and clients to understand their sources of challenge as well as strength.



  • Paul Summergrad, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Psychology, Director of the Spirituality & Mind Body Institute, Teachers College at Columbia University
  • Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Assistant Professor, Baylor University
PDF Download: COVID-19 State-by-State Reopening Guidance for Faith-based and Community Organizations
Free Download: Considering Faith, Community, and Mental Health During COVID19