Topic Reference File
Inescapable Values in Psychotherapy

Slife, B.D., Smith, A.M., & Burchfield, C. (2003). Psychotherapists as crypto-missionaries: An exemplar on the crossroads of history, theory, and philosophy. In D.B. Hill & M.J. Kral (Eds.) About psychology: Essays at the crossroads of history, theory, and philosophy. Pp. 55 - 72. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Psychotherapy and Naturalism

Slife, B. D. (2004). Theoretical challenges to therapy practice and research: The constraint of naturalism. In M. Lambert (Ed.) Handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change. pp. 44 - 83. New York: Wiley.

Radical Relational Therapy in Practice

Slife, B.D. (August, 2005). A radically relational approach to psychotherapy. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Theism and Therapeutic Community

Slife, B.D., Mitchell, L.J., & Whoolery, M. (2004). A theistic approach to therapeutic community: Non-naturalism and the Alldredge Academy. In S. Richards & A. Bergin (Eds.), Casebook for a spiritual strategy in counseling and psychotherapy. pp. 35 - 54. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Spirituality and Theology in Psychotherapy

Slife, B. D. & Richards, R. S. (2001).  How separable are spirituality and theology in psychotherapy?  Counseling and Values, 45, 190 – 206.

Evaluating psychotherapy theory: Dualistic and Nondualistic approaches to truth

Slife, B.D., & Richardson, M.  (in press).  Evaluating the philosophies of theory-building in case studies.  Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy.


Values in Counseling Research

Slife, B.D.  (2008).  A primer of the values implicit in counseling research.  Counseling and Values, 53 (1), 8-21.

Including God in Psychotherapy

Slife, B. D., Stevenson, T., & Wendt, D.  (2010).  Including God in psychotherapy:  Weak vs. strong theism.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38 (3), 163-174.

Religious Implications of Western Personality Theories

Slife, B. D. (in press).  Religious implications of Western personality theories.  Pastoral Psychology.

Virtue Ethics in Practice

Slife, B. D. (in press).  Virtue ethics in practice:  The Greenbrier Academy.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.

CBT and Naturalism

Baldwin, A.S., & Slife, B.D. (August, 2002).  Three silent assumptions in cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy.  Paper to be presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Theism and Liberal Individualism

Slife, B., Scott, L., & McDonald, A.  (2016).  The clash of liberal individualism and theism in psychotherapy:  A case illustration. Open Theology, 2 (1), 595-604.

Psychotherapy and Scientism

Slife, B. D., & Ghelfi, E. A., & Fox, S. T. (2018).  Psychotherapy and scientism:  Two problematic responses and a way forward.  In E. Gantt and R. Williams (Eds.), On hijacking science: Exploring the nature and consequences of overreach in psychology.  New York:  Routledge Publications.