Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health: Research and Clinical Applications: SELF-PACED ONLINE

1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

Dr. Koenig will review definitions of religion and spirituality, and then begin by examining the role that religion/spirituality (R/S) plays in coping with trauma and stress. He will then examine research on the relationship between R/S and depression, suicide, anxiety, substance use disorders, psychological well-being, hope, optimism, marital satisfaction, delinquency/criminal activity, and social support. He will then present a model to help to explain how R/S influences mental and social health across the lifespan. Dr. Koenig will then review R/S-integrated psychotherapeutic interventions for depression, anxiety, "moral injury", and PTSD, while providing information on how to access a wide range of psychotherapeutic resources (therapist manuals and patient workbooks) for accomplishing the latter.

Learning objectives:

  1. Will understand definitions of and distinctions between religion and spirituality, and when to use these terms in research and clinical practice

  2. Will learn about the latest research on R/S and mental, social, and behavioral health that justifies addressing R/S in clinical practice

  3. Will learn how to take a mental health spiritual history

  4. Will learn about different R/S-integrated therapies that can be utilized when treating religious patients who preferred this approach

  5. Will learn about boundaries that should not be crossed when addressing R/S in clinical practice

Presented by: Harold Koenig, M.D.

Continuing Education Units: 2.5 CEUs

This learning event is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


    • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

    • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*

    • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


    • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors

    • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors

    • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Sun, Jan 1 2022 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Tue, Mar 7 2023 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $50.00
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