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An Introduction to David Lukoff, PhD

After a spiritual emergence (that some might call a psychotic episode), David Lukoff,PhD, has contributed greatly to integrating spirituality into modern psychology. In 1991 Dr. Lukoff penned a new diagnostic category in the DSM-IV, entitled “Religious or Spiritual Problem.”

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