- Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Theology
- Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
B.S. Iowa State University
Dr. Steven J. Sandage is the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Theology at Boston University and Director of the Danielsen Research Center at the Danielsen Institute. He is co-author of three books, To Forgive is Human, The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation, and Transforming Spirituality: Integrating Theology and Psychology and has a forthcoming book with American Psychological Association Books on Forgiveness and Relational Spirituality. He and theologian LeRon Shults received the Narramore Award for the Integration of Psychology and Theology from the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. He has also authored articles and chapters in areas such as forgiveness and related virtues (e.g., hope, humility, gratitude, and justice), spiritual development, marriage and family therapy, relational development (e.g., attachment, differentiation of self), narcissism, intercultural competence, and suicidology. Dr. Sandage has recently been collaborating with researchers and clinicians at the University of Minnesota Medical School in studying forgiveness in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. His research has been funded by grants from the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute, and he is a research member of the Fetzer Forgiveness Research Network and the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality.
Dr. Sandage is a Licensed Psychologist in practice at the Danielsen Institute, where he specializes in couples and family therapy, multicultural therapy, and spiritually-integrative therapy with twenty years of clinical experience in a variety of settings (e.g., private practice, prisons, community mental health centers, university counseling center, inpatient mental health). He also provides diversity consultation and training to leaders in education, business, therapy, and ministry.