Spiritual crises can be mistaken for psychiatric disorders, and this can lead to tragically unnecessary hospitalizations and stunting of the growth potential of such experiences. These resources are both a guide for clinicians working with spiritual crises and a self-help resource for persons integrating a spiritual emergency.
Visionary Experience or Psychosis? with John Perry
Dr. Perry opened a residential treatment center for first break psychotic patients. Here he discusses alternative treatments for psychosis.
Spiritual Crisis with Christina Grof
This interview with the co-author of the concept of spiritual emergency and co-founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network covers the nature of spiritual crises, including her own.
How Non-Diagnostic Listening Led to a Rapid "Recovery" from Paranoid Schizophrenia
Dr. Al Siebert accepted the client's view that God had talked to her and the client's psychotic disorder healed.
DSM-IV Religious & Spiritual Problem
An online course that covers several varieties of spiritual crises