The path of healing for those of us who have mental health challenges can sometimes be confusing with differing opinions and convictions about the best methods of treatment. The reality is that what works for one person may not work for another person. And, the powerful resources of spirituality is often ignored in secular spaces of psychotherapy.
Dr. Elena E. Kim, a psychologist in New York City, explains how spirituality and psychology are signficant for the healing process and shares the three key ingredients for personal transformation that matter most.
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Kim, Elena E., & Chen, E. C. (2022). Task analysis of a christian-integrated psychotherapy framework. Psychotherapy, 59(3), 363–373. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000406
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