Religious CBT Training Video

For more information on Christian RCBT, see: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christian Clients with Depression: A Practical, Tool-Based Primer (Templeton Press, 2016) by Dr. Michelle Pearce

Religious CBT Research Publications*

Koenig HG, Boucher NA, O'Garo KN, Pearce MJ (2016). Religiously-integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy for major depression in chronic medical illness: Review of results from a randomized clinical trial. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, in press

Koenig HG, Pearce MP, Nelson B, Erkanli A (2016). Effects on daily spiritual experiences of religious vs. conventional cognitive behavioral therapy for depression. Journal of Religion and Health, in press

Pearce MJ, Koenig (2016). Effects of religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy on spiritual struggles in major depression and chronic medical illness: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Psychology and Theology, in press

Daher N, Koenig HG, Pearce MJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Berk LS, Bellinger D, Robins CJ, Cohen HJ, King MB (2016). Effects of religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy on purpose in life in the setting of major depression and chronic illness. International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy 6 (1): free online access

Pearce MJ, Koenig HG, Robins CJ, Daher N, Shaw SF, Nelson B, Berk LS, Bellinger D, Cohen HJ, King MB (2016). Effects of religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy on gratitude in major depression and chronic medical illness: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, in press

Pearce MJ (2015).  Why religion needs a seat at psychotherapy's table.  Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy [web article].

Berk LS, Bellinger DL, Koenig HG, Daher N, Pearce MJ, Robins CJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Cohen HJ, King MB (2015). Effects of religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy on inflammatory markers and stress hormones in major depression and chronic medical illness: A randomized clinical trial. Open Journal of Psychiatry 5(3): 238-259

Koenig HG, Gutiérrez B, Cervilla J, Pearce MJ, Daher N, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Cohen HJ, KingMB (2015). Genes, religion, and response to religious vs conventional psychotherapy: A randomized clinical trial in medically ill patients with major depression.  Austin Journal of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 2(1):1036

Pearce MJ, Koenig HG, Robins CJ, Daher N, Shaw SF, Nelson B, Berk LS, Belinger D, Cohen HJ, King MB (2015). Effects of religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy on generosity in major depression chronic medical illness: A randomized clinical trial. Spirituality in Clinical Practice 2(3):202-215.

Koenig HG, Pearce MJ, Nelson B, Daher N (2015). Effects of religious vs. standard cognitive-behavioral therapy on optimism in persons with major depression and chronic medical illness. Depression and Anxiety 32(11): 835-842

Koenig HG, Pearce MJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Robins CJ, Daher N, Cohen HJ, King MB (2016).  Effects of religious vs. standard cognitive behavioral therapy on therapeutic alliance: A randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy Research 26(3):365-376

Koenig HG, Pearce MJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Robins CJ, Daher N, Cohen HJ, Berk LS, Bellinger D, Pargament KI, Rosmarin DH, Vasegh S, Kristeller J, Juthani N, Nies D, King MB (2015). Religious vs. conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy for major depression in persons with chronic medical illness finasteride. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 203(4):243-251

Bellinger DL, Berk LS, Koenig HG, Daher N, Pearce MJ, Robins CJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Cohen HJ, King MB (2014). Religious involvement, inflammatory markers and stress hormones in major depression and chronic medical illnessOpen Journal of Psychiatry 4:335-352

Koenig HG, Berk LS, Daher N, Pearce MJ, Belinger D, Robins CJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Cohen HJ, King MB (2014). Religious involvement, depressive symptoms, and positive emotions inthe setting of chronic medical illness and major depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 77(2):135-143

Pearce MJ, Koenig HG, Robins CJ, Nelson B, Shaw SF, Cohen HJ, King MB (2015). Religiously-integrated cognitive behavioral therapy: A new method of treatment for major depression in patients with chronic medical illness. Psychotherapy 52(1):56-66

Koenig HG (2014).  Depression in chronic illness: Does religion help? Journal of Christian Nursing 31(1): 40-46

Pearce MP, Koenig HG (2013). Cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression in Christian patients with medical illness. Mental Health, Religion and Culture 16(7):730-740

Koenig HG (2012). Religious versus conventional psychotherapy for major depression in patients with chronic medical Illness: Rationale, methods, and preliminary results. Depression Research and Treatment, article ID 460419, doi:10.1155/2012/460419

 

* This study was made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (2011-2014)

Religious CBT Study Design*

Research Summary

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* This study was made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (2011-2014)

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The five main goals of the Center are to:

  • Conduct research on religion, spirituality and health
  • Train those wishing to do research on this topic
  • Interpret the research for clinical and societal applications
  • Explore the meaning of the research for pastors and theologians
  • Discuss how theological input can advance the research

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