Steven Sandage

Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Psychology of Religion 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 Psychology of Religion and Theology at Boston University and Director of Research at the Danielsen Institute. He also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. His books include: To Forgive is Human, The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation, and Transforming Spirituality: Integrating Theology and Psychology, The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: The Link between Spirituality and Clinical Excellence, and he has a forthcoming book with the American Psychological Association titled 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, 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.