Redeemer Counseling Research

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We desire to engage and influence the field of Psychology with the Gospel. By observing and sharing with one another, our clinical experts have created a Gospel-centered psychotherapy framework.

Current Project

In this major research project, we hope to validate the importance of the Gospel-centered psychotherapy framework. This will be an important step towards creating valuable resources for clinicians, honing the skills of our therapists, and providing better service to our clients.

Our aim is to identify important, spiritual events in psychotherapy through the use of video and audio recordings. By the completion of this study, we expect to publish results in a peer-reviewed academic journal, and present findings at national and international research conferences.

to engage and influence the field of Psychology with the Gospel...

Past Projects

Redeemer Counseling Services has been committed to conducting research since 2012. Our first project by Dr. Tracy Prout was an outcome study that assessed spirituality and its influence on the therapeutic alliance. Since then, Dr. Judy Cha and Elena E. Kim have also conducted qualitative studies to examine the effects of God Image and the mechanism of spirituality on the client's psychotherapeutic experience. Below we list professional presentations and awards granted from these studies.


Kim, E. E., Chen, E. C., & Brachfeld, C. (2018). Patients’ experience of spirituality and change in individual psychotherapy at a Christian counseling clinic: A grounded theory analysis. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

Prout, T. A., Willig, A. D., Gross, M., Cha, J., & Kim, E. E. (2017). The impact of religion and spirituality in Christian counseling. Manuscript in preparation.


Kim, E. E., Chen, E. C., & Brachfeld, C. (2016, August). Patients’ experiences of spirituality in psychotherapy: A grounded theory analysis. In P. S. Richards & J. N. Nelson (Co-Chairs), Spiritually oriented psychotherapy: Processes, outcomes, and research challenges. Symposium presentation proposal submitted for the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Prout, T.A., & Kim, E.E., (2015, August). Christian Counseling: Initial Report on A Large-Scale Study. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Prout, T.A., & Kim, E.E., (2014, August). Therapeutic Alliance, Client-Therapist Match, and Outcomes in Christian Counseling. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

Grants & Awards

Kim, E. E., Chen, E. C., Cha J., Keller T. (2017). “Empirical validation of a Christian-integrated psychotherapy framework: A task analysis.” John Templeton Foundation and Brigham Young University.