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San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

HomeMind and Spirit: Incorporating Your Patients’ Spirituality

Mind and Spirit: Incorporating Your Patients’ Spirituality into Your Clinical Practice

Friday June 9, 2023 
Friday June 2, 2023
8:00am-12:00pm PST

Live Online Seminar through Zoom



Trevor M. Ahrendt, PsyD


Utilize a CMT lens to skillfully incorporate your patients’ spirituality and religious beliefs into treatment to bolster rapport and improve outcomes. Conversely, use CMT to develop a framework for exploring and potentially challenging harmful aspects of spiritual and religious beliefs. 


Religion and spirituality are important parts of human diversity and should be addressed and acknowledged more fully within the field of clinical psychology. This course aims to prepare therapists to incorporate patient’s spiritual and religious affiliations into treatment to improve outcome and bolster therapeutic rapport, as well as to prepare therapists to challenge and explore harmful aspects of spirituality. The course will approach these challenges within a Control-Mastery lens, an empirically supported theory focused on personalizing therapeutic treatment to maximize its success. The class will include both a lecture and case conference component. 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe reasons why spirituality is an undervalued aspect of cultural competency in the field of clinical psychology.

  • List 4 reasons why patients may be underserved regarding their spirituality

  • List both protective aspects of spirituality and religion as well as ways it can be harmful to patients.

  • Analyze how a patient’s spiritual beliefs fit into the framework of a CMT plan formulation

Course Level:  Intermediate and Advanced. 

CE Credits: 4 APA approved CE hours. If you would like CEU's you should indicate so during registration. COA's will be sent within 30 days of the class. You must arrive on time to the course and stay for the entirety of the program to receive CE credit. 

$175 for General Public
$125 for SFPRG Members
$30 for Students (No CEU's)

Registration Opens: Thursday May 4, 2023

Registration Closes:
Thursday June 8, 2023 at 6pm 

Course Schedule: If you would like know more about the schedule for this event please contact our front office at or 415-561-6771

Cancellation Policy: No refunds are provided for this event.  If you have questions about your registration, please contact our office at 415-561-6771

Commercial Support: There is no known commercial support for this program. All planners and speakers report no relevant financial relationships.

Co-sponsorship: There is no co-sponsor of this event. 


Meet our Instructors:

Trevor Ahrendt

Trevor M. Ahrendt, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY26754) working in private practice in San Francisco where he sees adults, couples, and runs group therapy. He received his doctorate from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He serves on the board of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and served on the board of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Ahrendt has provided trainings to organizations and clinicians on addiction and chemical dependency, the therapeutic relationship, and mindfulness in therapy. He’s provided trainings in varied settings and is a motivational speaker on issues related to personal growth and the importance of leading an examined life.

San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group
1008 General Kennedy Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94129
(415) 561-6771