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Courtney L. Slater PhD

Assistant Professor

  • PhD Clinical Psychology 2010

    Biola University (CA)

  • DPSY 504 Basic Concepts of Psychodynamic Theory

  • DPSY 586 Essential Skills for Psychotherapy

  • DPSY 559 Social Psychology

  • DPSY 509 Diversity

  • DPSY 846 Case Conference II: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Broadly speaking, I am interested in researching the topics of psychodynamic psychotherapy, culture, and relationships. For the last few years my work has focused primarily on the study of an applied psychology of religion and spirituality. I am interested in the integration of religion and spirituality into psychoanalytic theory, psychotherapy, and professional training. I also enjoy partnering with students to better understand the psychological experiences of marginalized groups, such as gay black men, individuals diagnosed with stigmatizing mental illness, and transgender clients seeking gender confirmation surgery.

Selected Publications

  • Brabender, V., & Slater, C. (2014). The group as a medium for personal and professional renewal. In R. Wicks & E. Maynard (Eds.), Clinicians Guide to Self-Renewal. (265283). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

  • Zenkert, R. L., Brabender, V., & Slater, C. (2014). Therapists responses to religious/spiritual discussions with trauma versus non-trauma clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 44, 213221.

  • Slater, C., Legg, J., & Boyer, B. (in press). The Impact of Religious and Spiritual Coping on PTSD. In C. R. Martin, V. R. Preedy, & V. B. Patel (Eds.), The Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Springer.

American Psychological Association (APA), Delaware Psychological Association (DPA), Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (PSPP), Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT)