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Craig Cashwell

Professor in Counselor Education


Craig Cashwell is Professor in the Counselor Education program at William & Mary and coordinates the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. He is licensed in North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and also is a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, and a Life Member of Chi Sigma Iota International, the honor society for professional counselors. In 2011, he received Fellow status with the American Counseling Association.

The primary focus of Professor Cashwell’s research is on the competent and ethical integration of client spirituality and religion into the counseling process. He is the co-editor of Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice, published by the American Counseling Association and now in its 3rd edition. He also is interested in religious and spiritual coping and, in particular, psychologically unhealthy processes including spiritual bypass and religious abuse, topics on which he has written extensively. Dr. Cashwell has over 140 publications, including three books and has received research awards from the American Counseling Association and the Mississippi Counseling Association.