Danielsen Research Center


The Research Center supports the mission of the Danielsen Institute through research at the interface of religion and psychology.  Areas of research include:

  • clinical outcomes research
  • religious, spiritual, and existential issues in psychotherapy
  • the interplay of religion, spirituality, and existential issues with mental health
  • the study of religious and spiritual practices and experience

Research activities include:

  • conducting empirical research studies using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • training doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in empirical research methods
  • interdisciplinary dialogues and scholarly activities such as symposia and theoretical writings
  • presentations and publications to professional and lay audiences

Current Projects & Participation in Ongoing Research