Incorporating Religion & Spirituality into Grief Counseling

Clinical considerations and implications for treatment

Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT

Studies have shown that many clinicians don’t feel comfortable discussing religion and spirituality with their grieving clients…

And while it was once believed that these issues should be left to religious leaders, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that effective grief treatment needs to incorporate clients' spiritual beliefs.

After all, making meaning after loss is intrinsically tied to spirituality and religion…

It’s simply too much of a component of grief counseling for clinicians to shy away from.

That’s why Dr. Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT, is here to weigh in on the importance of bringing religion and spirituality into your grief treatment, plus key considerations to increase your comfort level talking about these issues.

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Meet the Expert:
Dr. Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Fellow of Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is the founder ad owner of The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, and a professional speaker. She teaches in undergraduate and graduate level psychology programs for several universities, focusing her courses and publications on death, loss, grief and trauma. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, bereavement, integrative psychology, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego and often appeared on NBC News in California and Philadelphia. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, Washington Post and The Huffington Post.

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Topic: Grief

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