This volume guides therapists and students in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in people's spiritual and religious experience, while countering ways it can do harm. The authors integrate ideas from a range of therapeutic perspectives--as well as wisdom gleaned from over 20 years of work in the field--to help therapists listen and respond when spiritual or religious themes are invoked; ask appropriate questions about beliefs, practices, and communities; and work collaboratively to identify personally meaningful resources for change. Applications are discussed for a wide variety of clinical situations, including helping people resolve relationship problems, manage psychiatric symptoms, and cope with medical illness. Key Features: * Filled with evocative personal accounts and therapeutic dialogues. * Religion and spirituality are the subjects of increased interest across the full range of mental health fields. * Provides concrete guidance on dealing with issues that are challenging for many therapists. * Applicable to a wide range of religions and belief systems.