The Need For Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Training
Many religious communities and faith-based organizations face challenges in the 21st century.
As we continue to see experiences from social traumas of racism, healthcare disparities, economic challenges, the gentrification of our neighborhoods, and political corruption, many will look to the church or other spiritual communities for aid or assistance.
In addition, the everyday pressures of daily life from sudden deaths from the COVID pandemic, loss of employment, lack of healthcare, and other social resources has caused our society to move from a state of Mental Health Crisis to a Mental Health Pandemic. We have never faced any world crisis like the COVID experience. The COVID pandemic has caused increased stress, generalized anxiety, adjustment disorders, hopelessness, and despair, which are the results of this Mental Health Pandemic. Researchers have predicted that the Mental Health Crisis and cases of suicidal ideation will continue to rise due to the mental health challenges we are facing as a society. Therefore, religious communities and faith-based organizations play a significant role in helping with this Mental Health Pandemic.