Integrating Judaism into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Devora Greer ShabtaiEmail author
  • Steven Pirutinsky
  • David H. Rosmarin


This chapter puts forth a clinical approach to the integration of Jewish spiritual beliefs and practices into standard cognitive behavioral therapy for a variety of mental health disorders. We will explore how incorporating Jewish principles and values within the course of psychological treatment can provide a uniquely effective path toward cognitive and behavioral change. It is expected that drawing upon the psychological insights contained within the Jewish tradition can have emotionally transformative effects not only for Jews but for individuals of any faith.


Cognitive behavioral therapy Jewish values CBT Spirituality Trust in God Religious beliefs Emotional well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devora Greer Shabtai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steven Pirutinsky
    • 2
    • 3
  • David H. Rosmarin
    • 4
  1. 1.Psychology of Religion DepartmentGlyndwr UniversityWalesUK
  2. 2.Teachers’ CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Center for Health Education, Medicine and DentistryLakewoodUSA
  4. 4.McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA

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