Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

Credit Hours



This advanced elective examines the predominate practice theories regarding religion and spirituality for the "person-in-the-situation". Included in the course material are relevant psychodynamic, philosophical, theological and sociocultural understands of the interface between psychotherapy and religion and spiritual beliefs and practices of our clients and of ourselves. This course is designed to assist clinical social workers in their development as critically reflective of and responsive to the diversity of religious and spiritual values, ethics, and principles that contribute to the world-view of practitioners and the people with whom they work. Sample Syllabus