Recent Publications from the Danielsen Research Center

The research team at the DI was hard at work in 2021. Below is a listing of publications where you can find our staff’s research and writings.


Danielsen Institute Research Center Publications – 2021-22

(as of January 2022)


Sandage, S.J., & Strawn, B.D. (Eds.). (2022). Spiritual diversity and psychotherapy: Engaging the sacred in clinical practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Jankowski, P.J., Murphy, S., Johnson, J., Sandage, S.J., Wang, D.C., & Tomlinson, J. (in press). The influence of experiential avoidance, humility and patience on the association between religious/spiritual exploration and well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Thomas, D.L., Stavros, G.S., Sandage, S.J., Berg-Cross, L., & Nichols, E.J. (in press). Attachment neuroscience and Martin Luther King, Jr’s nonviolence philosophy: Implications for the 21st century and beyond. Journal of Black Psychology.

Bell, C.A., Dumitrascu, N., Sandage, S.J., Hall, E.L., Jankowski, P.J., & Waldheter, M. (in press). Development and evaluation of the clinician-rated humility scale. Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Crabtree, S.A., Captari, L.E., Hall, E.L., Sandage, S.J., & Jankowski, P.J. (2021). Mental health, well-being, and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods practice-based study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

Tomlinson, J., Sandage, S.J., Jankowski, P.J., & Captari, L.E. (2021). Religious diversity and well-being in positive psychology: Implications for clinical practice. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2021.2001312

Captari, L.E., Sandage, S.J., Vandiver, R.A. (2021). Spiritually integrated psychotherapies in real world clinical practice: Synthesizing the literature to identify best practices and future research. Psychotherapy. Advance online publication,

Heiden-Rootes, K.M., Coburn, K.O., Sandage, S.J., & Hall, E.L. (2021). Minority stress and mental health for sexual minority adults from religious families: The role of religious coping. International Journal of Systemic Therapy, 34,291-313. DOI: 10.1080/2692398X.2021.1984125

Jankowski, P.J., Hall, E.L., Crabtree, S.A., Sandage, S.J., Bronstein, M., & Sandage, D. (2021). Risk, mental health symptoms, and positive development: Latent profiles for emerging adult clients presenting for treatment. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99, 440-451.

Captari, L.E., Tomlinson, J., Sandage, S.J., Oleson, D. A. (2021). Humility in seminary student formation: A mixed method community action study. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. Advance online publication, DOI: 10.1177/19397909211040515

Jankowski, P.J., Hall, E.L., Sandage, S.J., & Dumitrascu, N. (2021). Religious leaders’ well-being: Protective influences for humility and differentiation against narcissism. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

Paine, D.R., Sandage, S.J., Hook, J.N., Davis, D.E., & Johnson, K.A. (2021). Orienting to otherness: Intellectual humility, moral foundation, and mature alterity outcomes. Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Jankowski, P.J., Sandage, S.J., Wang, D., & Hill, P.C. (2021). Relational spirituality profiles and flourishing among emerging religious leaders. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Jankowski, P.J., Captari, L.E., & Sandage, S.J. (2021). Exploring virtue ethics in psychodynamic psychotherapy: Latent changes in humility, affect regulation, symptoms, and well-being. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21, 983-991. DOI: 10.1002/capr.12389

Jankowski, P.J., Sandage, S.J., Ruffing, E.G., Crabtree, S.A., Bell, C.A., & Park, S.H. (2021). A mixed method intervention study on relational spirituality and humility among emerging religious leaders. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication.

Ruffing, E.G., Oleson, D., Tomlinson, J., Park, S.H., & Sandage, S.J. (2021). Humility and relational spirituality as predictors of well-being among Christian seminary students. Journal of Psychology and Theology. Advanced online publication, doi: 10.1177/0091647121988968

Hauge, D.J., Sandage, S.J., Captari, L.E., & Crabtree, S.A. (2021). Relational spirituality, intercultural competence, and social justice in systemic therapies. New England Journal of Relational and Systemic Practice, 1.

Doherty, W. J., Harris, S. M., Hall, E. L., & Hubbard, A. K. (2021). How long do people wait before seeking couples therapy? A research note. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Zhang, H., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., Davis, E. B., Aten, J. D., McElroy-Heltzel, S., Davis, D. E., Shannonhouse, L., Hodge, A. S., & Captari, L. E. (2021). Spiritual fortitude: A systematic review of the literature and implications for COVID-19 coping. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

Chapters in Edited Books

Captari, L.E., Sandage, S.J., Vandiver, R.A., & Hook, J.N. (in press). Integrating positive psychology, religion/spirituality, and virtues in psychotherapy. In E.B. Davis, E.L. Worthington, Jr., & S.A. Schnitker (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology, religion, and spirituality. Springer Press.

Goodman, D.M., Sandage, S.J., Rupert, D., Manalili, M.M.C., Owen, J., Farchione, T., & Zanarini, M.C. (in press). The virtue of virtue for psychotherapy: Contextualizing and situating the conversation. In B. Slife, S. Yanchar, & F. Richardson (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Press.

Sandage, S.J., & Stavros, G.S. (in press). Relational spirituality model in psychotherapy: Overview and case application. In P.S. Richards, G.E.K. Allen, & D.K. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of spiritually integrated psychotherapies. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sandage, S.J. (2022). Relating within Wildman’s integrative engagement with psychology, spirituality, and humility. In F.L. Shults & R.C. Neville (Eds.), Religion in multidisciplinary perspective: Philosophical, theological, and scientific approaches to Wesley J. Wildman (pp. 223-248). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Sandage, S.J. & Strawn, B.D. (2022). Introduction: Spiritual diversity in psychotherapy. In S.J. Sandage & B.D. Strawn (Eds.), Spiritual diversity and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sandage, S.J. (2022). Religious differences in spiritually integrated couple therapy. In S.J. Sandage & B.D. Strawn (Eds.), Spiritual diversity and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Strawn, B.D., & Sandage, S.J. (2022). Conclusion: Summary and reflections. In S.J. Sandage & B.D. Strawn (Eds.), Spiritual diversity and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Worthington, E. L., & Sandage, S. J. (2021). Forgiveness and relational spirituality. In R. R. Manning (Ed.), Mutual enrichment between psychology and theology (pp. 130-142). London: Routledge Press.

Captari, L. E., Nyiransekuye, H., Zaremba, J. S., Gerber, M., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Owen, J., & Van Tongeren, D. R. (2021). Engaging refugees with cultural humility. In J. D. Aten & J. Hwang (Eds.), Refugee mental health. (pp. 45–75). American Psychological Association.