Steven J. Sandage
Director of Research
- PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
BS, Iowa State University
Steven J. Sandage, MDiv, PhD (Counseling Psychology), LP, is the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Psychology of Religion and Theology at Boston University and research director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology. Currently, he also serves as visiting faculty in the psychology of religion at MF Norwegian School of Theology (Oslo). He is the co-author/co-editor of five books: To Forgive is Human, The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation, Transforming Spirituality: Integrating Theology and Psychology, The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: The Link between Spirituality and Clinical Effectiveness, and Forgiveness and Spirituality: A Relational Approach. 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, borderline personality disorder, intercultural competence, and suicidology. His research has been funded by grants from the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute..
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 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings (e.g., private practice, prisons, community mental health centers, university counseling centers, inpatient mental health). He also provides diversity consultation and training to leaders in education, business, therapy, and ministry.