Dr. Jeanne Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, and Dr. Crystal Park ('85), recently published their chapter, "Spirituality, Emotions, and Mental Health," in “Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality” (2nd ed.), which was edited by Ray Paloutzian and Crystal Park and published by Guilford.
Slattery and Park have written widely about the roles of meaning and spirituality in mental and physical health and their implications for psychotherapy. In this chapter they examined the research on the relationships between religion and mental health – both in terms of the ways that it may harm mental health and the ways that it is related to well-being, flourishing and thriving.
In 2011, Brooks/Cole published Slattery and Park’s book, "Empathic Counseling: Meaning, Context, Ethics, and Skill."
Park, who teaches at the University of Connecticut, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Clarion University in 1985 and her doctorate from University of Delaware in 1993. She received Clarion University's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1999.
Slattery received her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and her master's and doctorate from Miami University. She has taught at Clarion University since 1984.
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