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Publications Archive: Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group

 

Publications archive for Spirituality SIG

The archive consists of publications from two sources: papers of interest written by members of the Special Interest Group and papers published in the SPSIG Newsletter, including guest contributions. Members of the SIG who would like to submit papers should send them by email as Word or rtf. file attachments, marked For the Attention of Dr Andrew Powell.

Publication is at the discretion of the editor and Executive. If publication requires editorial changes, the author will be advised of this. Copyright will be to the author unless otherwise specified and it is the responsibility of the author to ensure there is no infringement of copyright. References should be Vancouver style (numbered in the text) and listed in full at the end of the paper. Biographical information on the members of the SIG will not be included, as the Website is in the public domain.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through the papers published here. All papers can be downloaded.

Please note: the archive is in two sections. The first is alphabetical (author-indexed). The second is themed (programme-based).

The Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group does not represent College policy. It has been established as a forum for discussion in which a wide range of ideas can be expressed and valued, as much for their diversity as what they have in common. The aim of this archive is to inform, encourage and, sometimes, we hope, to inspire.

Dr. Andrew Powell (Editor).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A
 
 
 
 

Dr Gwen Adshead

 

Professor David Aldridge

 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 

Dr Jenny Barraclough

 

Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden

 

Revd Dr Thaddeus Birchard
 

 

Liz Bird and Revd Mike Kavangh

 

The Revd Beatrice Brandon

 

Sue Brayne and Dr. Peter Fenwick

 

Dr Craig Brown

 
 
 
C
 
 
 
 
Dr Penny Campling
 
 
Lord Carey of Clifton
 

 

Professor Patricia Casey

 

Brni Sumati Chaitanya
 
 

Dr Kishore Chandiramani

 

Dr Isabel Clarke

 

Dr Cherrie Coghlan

 

 

Dr Alasdair Coles

Professor C C H Cook

 

Professor Peter Conradi

 

Dr Nigel Copsey

 

Elizabeth Cosgrove

 

Dr Nicki Crowley

 

Dr Larry Culliford

 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
 
Joshua David
 

 

Professor Douglas J Davies

 

Dr Simon Dein and Professor Roland Littlewood

 

Dr Simon Dein

 

Dr Kalpana Dein

 

Dr Quinton Deely

 

Dr Jack Dominion

 

 

E

 

 
 

Dr Sarah Eagger

 

Dr John Edmondson

 

Professor Philip van der Eijk

 

Dr Haraldur Erlendsson

 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 

Dr Peter Fenwick

 

Professor David Fontana

 
 
 
G
 
 
 
 

Cristina Gangemi

 

Professor Gerrit Glas

 

Professor Peter Gilbert

 

Dr Paramabandhu Groves

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 Dr Tim Hardie, Dr Najat Khalifa & Professor Mohammad S I Mullick

 

 

Laura Harrison

 

Julia Head

 

Professor Paul Heelas

  • Spiritual Revolutions and Vitalism Today

 

Patricia Higgins

 

Dr Chris Holman

 

Dr David Hope

 

Professor Pali Hungin

 
 
 
I
 
 
Dr Chris Irons
 
 

Susan Irving

 

Dr David Jolley and Dr. Susan Benbow

 

Revd Dr Martin Israel

 
 
 
K
 
 
 
 

Dr Samina Karamat

 

Revd Alison Kennedy

 

Dr Peter Kevern

 

Roxanne Keynejad

 

Dr Niko Kohls and Professor Harald Walach

 

Professor Michael King

 

Reinhard Kowalski

 

 

L

 

 

 

Revd Ros Lane

 

Dr Pim van Lommel

 

Professor David Larson

 

Dr Robert Lawrence

 

Dr Robert Lawrence and Dr. Oyepeju Raji

 

Professor Kate Loewenthal

 

 

M

 

 

 

Dr Chris Mace

 

Dr David MacDonald

 

Revd Chris MacKenna

 

Dr Jean-Marc Mantel

 

Patricia Marsden, Efthalia Karagianni and Dr. John Morgan
 

 

Dr Su Mason

 

Dr John Mathai

 

Professor Eric Matthews

 

Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

 

Dr Iain McGilchrist

 

Revd Adrian McKenna

 
Dr Susan Mitchell
 

 

Harriet Mowat et al.
 

 

Dr Mary Murray and Josefine Speyer

 

 

N

 

 

 

Dr Saliha Nazir

 

 

O

 

 

 

Dr Sally O'Brien

 

Professor Femi Oyebode

 

 

P

 

 

 

Dr James Pandarakalam

 

Alexandra Pittock

 

Professor Rob Poole

 

Dr Andrew Powell
 

 

Dr Andrew Powell and Revd Chris MacKenna

 

Dr Elizabeth Procter

 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 

Dr Sunil Raheja

 

Dr Oyepeju Raji

 

Dr Patte Randal and Dr. Nick Argyle

 

Dr Tim Read

 

Dr David Reilly

 

Elsa Rossi

 

Dr Tamara Russell

 

S

 

 

 

Professor Mohamed Salem 

 

Dr Alan Sanderson

 

Dr Ben Sessa

 

Canon Andrew Shanks

 
Dr Avdesh Sharma
 

 

Dr Rupert Sheldrake

 

Dr Mike Shooter

 

Professor Andrew Sims

 
Sarah Sourial
 

 

Dr Maya Spencer

 

Canon Beaumont Stevenson

 

Professor John Swinton

 
 
 
T
 
 
 
 
 
Eaisha Tareen
 

 

 

V
 
 
Professor Emmy van Deurzen
 
 

 

Dr Peter Verhagen

 

Dr de Wet Vorster

 
 
 
W
 
 
 
 

The Right Revd. Dominic Walker

 

Revd Paul Walker

 

Dr Helena Waters


Dr Fraser Watts

 

Dr Michael Weir and Christine Perry

 

Martin Wells

 
Dr Marcel Westerlund
 
 
Peter Wilkin
 

 

Andrea Williams

 

Professor Mark Williams

 

Dr Roger Woolger

 

 

Y

 

 

 

Dr Athar Yawar

 

 


 

THEMED ARCHIVE (PROGRAMME-BASED)

 

 

Forgiveness and Reconciliation (January 2001)

 

Dr Jack Dominion  Forgiveness and Reconciliation

 

Dr Fraser Watts Forgiveness: Psychological and Religious Aspects

 

Dr Femi Oyebode Forgiveness and Reconciliation

 

 

 

Engaging the Spiritual Mind(May 2001)

 

Dr Kishore Chandiramani Vipassana Meditation

 

Dr de Wet Vorster Engaging the Spiritual Mind

 

Dr Chris Holman Perverse Spirituality

 

Dr Sunil Raheja Examining our Spiritual Spectacles

 

 

 

The Healing Power of Love (November 2001)

 

Mary Nathan MSc The Healing Power of Love : Research Findings on Patients' and Nurses' Perceptions and Views on Spiritual Care in Mental Health Practice

 

Mary Nathan MSc Overcoming Barriers to the Provision of Spiritual Care: the place of compassion in clinical practice

 

Dr Larry Culliford Psychiatry - A Labour of Love? (A Journey in Search of No-Self)

 

Dr Sarah Eagger Love in the Time of Old Age

 

 

 

Good and Evil - the Challenge for Psychiatry (February 2002)

 

Dr Gwen Adshead Capacities and dispositions: reflections on Good and Evil from a forensic psychiatrist

 

The Right Revd Dominic Walker Is Evil Necessary?

 

The Revd Dr John Swinton Does Evil have to exist to be real? The discourse of evil and the practice of mental health care

 

The Place of Spirituality in Psychiatry (May 2002)

 

Dr Andrew Powell Putting the Soul into psychiatry

 

Rev Alison Kennedy Spirituality, music and psychiatry

 

Dr Robert Lawrence 'God's place' in Psychiatry - Spirituality in psychiatric education and training

 

Dr Nigel Copsey Spiritual and cultural care in East London

 

Ms Sue Irving The place of spirituality in psychoanalytical psychotherapy

 

 


Integrating Mind and Body: Psycho-spiritual Therapeutics (July 2002)

 

Dr Nicki Crowley Reflections on Integrating Mind and Body: a concept relevant to psychiatry? 

 

Dr David Reilly Psychiatry's Part in The Fragmented Art of Human Healing 

 

Dr Jenny Barraclough Integrated Cancer Care 

 

Dr Michael Weir & Christine Perry Non-ordinary States of Consciousness in Healing and Health: the work and techniques of Stanislav Grof 

 

Neil Hawkes & Linda Heppenstall Living Values - one primary school's way of encouraging a values-based education 

 

 

 

Pathways to Peace - East meets West (November 2002)

 

Professor Mark Williams Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and the Prevention of Relapse in Depression 

 

Reinhard Kowalski MindBalancing - Meditation as an Evolutionary Step 

 

Dr Helena Waters Dru Yoga for Transforming Emotional Pain 

 

 

 

Invited or Not, God is Here: spiritual aspects of the therapeutic encounter (January 2003)

 

Dr. Cherrie Coghlan "May your God go with you!" Spiritual Themes and Issues in a General Psychiatric Setting  

 

Revd Chris MacKenna The Birth, Death, Rebirth, and Transformation of God  

 

Professor C C H Cook The Concept of Spirituality as Understood and Applied in Addictions Research and Treatment  

 

 

 

Minds within Minds: the case for Spirit Release Therapy (May 2003)

 

Dr Haraldur Erlendsson Multiple Personality Disorder – Demons and Angels or Archetypal aspects of the inner self?  

 

Revd Dr Martin Israel Exorcism and Deliverance   

 

Dr Alan Sanderson Spirit Release Therapy: what it is and what can it achieve? A clinical presentation of therapist and patient perspectives 

 

Canon Beaumont Stevenson When the part takes over the whole – practical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the Ministry of Deliverance  

 

 

 

Spirituality in Psychiatry – Broadening our Horizons (July 2003)

 

Professor Andrew Sims Mysterious ways: Spirituality and British psychiatry in the 20th century  

 

Dr Peter Fenwick The Neuroscience of Spirituality 

 

Dr Robert M Lawrence The Integration Of Spirituality In Psychiatric Teaching: The Lesson To Be Learned From Our Patients

 

 

 

Spiritual issues in child psychiatry (October 2003)

 

Dr John Edmondson The Spirituality of the Child: an Overview  

 

Dr Kedar Dwivedi Developmental Aspects of Emotional Competence and Buddhism  

 

Dr Valerie Clark Teenage Bereavement: some Spiritual and Moral Issues

 

Margaret Kennedy Christianity and Child Sexual Abuse - Survivors informing the Care of Children following Abuse

 

  

 

Prayer in the service of Mental Health (January 2004)

 

Dr Peter Fenwick Scientific evidence for the efficacy of prayer

 

Patricia Higgins RMN, Rev Richard Allen, Dr Samina Karamat & Dr Robert Lawrence Candlelight Group I: a pilot project for people with dementia  

 

Dr Samina Karamat, Patricia Higgins, Julia Head & Dr Robert Lawrence Candlelight Group II: brief comments about congregational rituals in dementia care for a multi-faith community  

 

Dr Oyepeju Raji Prayer and medicine, a healthy alliance?

 

 

 

Beyond Death: Does Consciousness Survive?’ (April 2004)

 

Dr Andrew Powell Death and Soul Consciousness  

 

Dr Peter Fenwick Dying: a spiritual experience as shown by Near Death Experiences and Deathbed Visions

 

Canon Beaumont Stevenson Beyond Death: Different Spiritual Perspectives on the Outward Journey

 

Dr Roger Woolger Beyond Death: Transition and the Afterlife  

 

 

 

A Fatal Wound? Who and what does suicide destroy (October 2004)

 

Dr Mike Shooter Suicide - an Occupational Hazard 

 

Dr Cherrie Coghlan Stirring The Dormant Phoenix - Reflections on suicide and spirituality

 

Dr Sally O'Brien Suicide and Spirituality 

 

 

 

Healing from Within and Beyond: The Therapeutic Power of Altered States (May 2005)

 

Dr Nicola Crowley Holotropic Breathwork: Healing through a non-ordinary state of consciousness  

 

Professor Peter Conradi Calm-abiding meditation and the Ox-herding pictures  

 

Professor David Aldridge Songs at the end of life

 

 

 

Why Psychiatry Needs Spirituality (June 2005)

 

Professor John Swinton Why Psychiatry Needs Spirituality 

 

Professor Peter Gilbert Spirituality and Mental Health  

 

 

 

Special needs, special gifts - learning disability and spirituality (October 2005)

 

Rev Adrian McKenna In Dependent Bodies: Exploring a Christian Understanding of Disability

 

Cristina Gangemi Supporting people with learning disabilities through a time of bereavement and loss

 

 

 

Spirituality and Religion in Later Life (December 2005)

 

Revd Julia Head A rich tapestry: emergent themes in spirituality in the care of older adults with mental health needs

 

Professor David Jolley & Professor Susan Benbow Spirituality and faith in dementia

 

Dr Andrew Powell Spirituality and later life – a personal perspective

 

 

 

Psychosis, Psychedelics and the Transpersonal Journey (March 2006)

 

Dr Nicki Crowley Psychosis or spiritual emergence? – consideration of the transpersonal perspective within psychiatry

 

Dr Ben Sessa From sacred plants to psychotherapy

 

Dr Tim Read 'Non-ordinary states of consciousness and the transpersonal journey'

 

 

 

Sanity, Sex and the Sacred: Exploring Intersecting Realms (November 2006)

 

Revd Chris MacKenna Sexuality and spirituality – possible     conjunctions

 

Revd Dr Thaddeus Birchard Those twin levers that move the world – sexual and religious behaviour

 

Dr Cherrie Coghlan The snake and the chalice

 

 

 

Suffering – what is the point of it all?’ (March 2007)

 

Brni Sumati Chaitanya Beyond Suffering

 

Dr Larry Culliford Love, Healing and Happiness

 

Dr Andrew Powell Why must we suffer - a psychiatrist reflects

 

 

 

Body and Spirit (May 2007)

 

Professor Philip van der Eijk Body and Spirit in Greek medicine and philosophy

 

Professor Eric Matthews Philosophical attitudes to body and spirit

 

Professor Pali Hungin Sufferers with functional problems

 

Dr Paramabandhu Groves Body and Spirit - a Buddhist perspective

 

 

 

Psychotic episode or spiritual emergency? The transformative potential of psychosis in recovery (June 2007)

 

Ms Sarah Sourial A Personal Experience of Kundalini

 

Dr Nicki Crowley Psychotic Episode or Spiritual Emergency?

 

Dr Tim Read Transpersonal Psychiatry

 

 

 

Spirituality and Psychopathology (November 2007)

 

Professor Andrew Sims Is Faith Delusion?

 

Dr Peter Verhagen Sanctifying Personhood

 

Dr Simon Dein & Professor Roland Littlewood The Voice of God

 

 

 

Researching Spirituality: Paradigms and Empirical Findings (February 2008)

 

Dr Niko Kohls & Professor Harald WalachLack of Spiritual Practice – an important risk factor for suffering from distress

 

Harriet Mowat, John Swinton, Cameron Stark & Donald Mowat Religion and Suicide: exploring the role of the church in deaths by suicide in Highland, Scotland

 

 

 

Soul Matters: the role of spirituality in the treatment of mental illness (July 2008)

 

Dr Paramabandhu Groves Spiritual Help -  a Buddhist perspective

 

Julia Head Recovery and Spiritual and Pastoral Care Services – a working model

 

Dr Avdesh Sharma Meditation – the future medication

 

 

 

Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental Health (November 2008)

 

Dr Chris Mace Mindfulness in Psychotherapy: from practice to theory

 

Elizabeth Wilde McCormick Mindfulness within the structure of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

 

Dr Jean-Marc Mantel Letting go of suffering: the path of non-duality

 

 

 

Consciousness and the Extended Mind (April 2009)

 

Dr Rupert Sheldrake The Extended Mind

 

Dr Peter Fenwick Wider human consciousness as shown by Death and Dying

 

Professor David Fontana The Nature of a Possible Afterlife

 

 

 

Spirituality and Religion – Friends or Foes? (November 2009)

 

Professor Kate Loewenthal Spirituality and religion: friends or foes? Views from the orthodox Jewish Community

 

Professor Patricia Casey Religion and Spirituality: A Necessary Distinction?

 

Professor Douglas Davies Spirituality, Cultural Wisdom and Salvation

 

 

 

Spiritual and Religious healing: Implications for Mental Healthcare (April 2010)

 

Dr Su Mason Spiritual Healing: What is it, does it work and does it have a place in modern healthcare?

 

Dr Andrew Powell Healing and the Wounded Psyche

 

Dr Simon Dein Kabbalistic Healing

 

Dr Athar Yawar Healing in the Sufi Tradition

 

Canon Beaumont Stevenson Healing by Paradox in the Christian Tradition

 

 

 

Intolerant Secularisation (October 2010)

 

Professor Andrew Sims Intolerant Secularisation – an Introduction

 

Lord Carey of Clifton Intolerant Secularism and its Impact on Modern Britain

 

Andrea Williams Intolerant Secularisation

 

Professor Rob Poole Secularism as a Professional Boundary in Psychiatry

 

Eaisha Tareen Intolerance or Ignorance?

 

 

 

Spirituality and the Divided Brain (March 2011)

 

Dr Iain McGilchrist Can the divided brain tell us anything about the ultimate nature of reality?

 

Canon Andrew Shanks Hegel and religious faith

 

Dr Peter Fenwick The neuroscience of spirituality

 

 

 

Spirituality: its evidence and implementation in psychiatry (June 2011)

 

Professor Patricia Casey Spirituality and religion in psychiatry: an introduction to the research evidence

 

Dr Sarah Eagger Spirituality in psychiatry: implementing spiritual assessment

 

 

 

Spirituality in the Forensic Context: Offending, Reparation and Repair (April 2012)

 

Revd Ros Lane Living with and creating a spirituality of loss in a forensic context

 

Dr Kalpana Dein Psychopathy - evil or mental disorder?

 

Dr Gwen Adshead Their dark materials: narratives of redemption in forensic mental health

 

Revd Michael Kavanagh & Liz Bird Identity change, spirituality and desistance from crime

 

Professor Andrew Sims Religious delusions

 

 

 

Belief or Delusion (October 2012)

 

Dr Andrew Powell Introduction to programme 'Belief or Delusion?'

 

Dr Tim Hardie & Dr Najat Khalifa Jinn and psychiatry: comparison of beliefs among Muslims in Dhaka and Leicester

 

Professor Kate Loewenthal Spirit Possession: Jews don't do that, do they?

 

Dr Alan Sanderson The treatment of Delusional States

 

Revd Beatrice Brandon Symptoms of spiritual crisis and the therapeusis of healing

 

Dr David MacDonald The role of the psychiatric advisor to the ministry of deliverance

 

 

 

Spirituality and Clinical Psychiatry: Training and Practical Issues (March 2013)

 

Professor Chris Cook How Spirituality is Relevant to Mental Healthcare and Ethical Concerns

 

Dr Sarah Eagger Spirituality in psychiatry: Implementing spiritual assessment

 

Dr Simon Dein Religion and Mental Health: Current Findings

 

Revd Paul Walker Spiritual Care, Giving and Receiving

 

 

 

Furthering kindness and kinship in mental healthcare (April 2013)

 

Dr Penny Campling Culture, Kinship and Intelligent Kindness

 

Dr Andrew Powell Vocation under Duress 

 

Mr Martin Wells  Kindness - a Natural Condition

 

 

Brain Disorders and Spirituality: Healing Brain and Mind and rediscovering the Transcendent (November 2013)

 

Dr Simon Dein Recent Advances in Neurotheology

 

Dr Alasdair Coles Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Dostoyevsky Seizures

 

Dr Peter Kevern Dementia and Spirituality

 

Dr Quinton Deeley Cognitive Style, Spirituality, and Religious Understanding: The Case of Autism

 

 

Above and Beyond, or Right Here, Right Now? Transcendence, Immanence and Mental Health (April 2014)

 

Professor Chris Cook: Transcendence, Immanence, and Mental Health

Professor Emmy van Deurzen: Transcendence and the Psychotherapeutic Quest for Happiness

Professor Paul Heelas: Spiritual Revolutions and Vitalism Today

Dr Isabel Clarke: Transcendence and the Transliminal

 

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