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Professor of the Psychology of Religion and Theology, Boston University

In 2013, after 16 years at Bethel Seminary, Steve accepted the Danielsen Chair position at Boston University School of Theology and the Danielsen Institute, where he also serves as Research Director and Senior Staff Psychologist. He holds a joint appointment at BU in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

His books include To Forgive is Human, The Faces of Forgiveness, Transforming Spirituality, The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist, Forgiveness and Spirituality: A Relational Approach, Relational Integration of Psychology, Christian Theology: Theory, Research, and Practice, and Relational Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Healing Suffering and Promoting Growth. He does research in areas that include positive psychology, psychology of religion, intercultural competence and social justice, psychotherapy processes and outcome, psychopathology, and clinical training. His research has been funded by the Lilly Endowment, the Fetzer Institute, and the John Templeton Foundation. He received the Narramore Award for excellence in the integration of psychology ant theology from the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; and the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. Sandage also practices as a Licensed Psychologist with clinical specializations that include couple and family therapy, multicultural therapy, and spiritually-integrative therapy. The American Psychological Association (APA) produced a clinical demonstration of Sandage doing couples therapy. He also provides diversity training and consultation to educators, mental healthcare practitioners, religious leaders, and business leaders.


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    Professor of psychology of religion and theology, Boston University