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Annemarie Gockel, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Annemarie Gockel's areas of interest center on clinical practice in health and mental health services and include: relational models, spiritually integrated interventions, mind-body interventions, mindfulness and trauma, and interdisciplinary research and scholarship. She has written articles and conducted research in the areas of addiction treatment, child welfare, and spiritually-integrated interventions. Dr. Gockel teaches in the clinical practice sequence.



Ph.D. (counseling psychology), University of British Columbia

M.S.W., University of Toronto

B.A., Concordia University

Professional Interest Areas

Areas of Current Research

Selected Recent Publications

Gockel, A. (forthcoming). Telling the ultimate tale: The merits of narrative research in the psychology of religion. Qualitative Research in Psychology.

Gockel, A. & Burton, D. (forthcoming). Can God help? Religion among adolescent male sex offenders. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Gockel, A. (2011). Client perspectives on spirituality in the therapeutic relationship. Humanistic Psychologist, 39(2), 154-168. doi: 10.1080/08873267.2011.564959

Gockel, A. (2010). The promise of mindfulness for clinical practice education. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 80(2), 248-268. doi: 10.1080/00377311003784184

Gockel, A. (2009). Spirituality and the process of healing: A narrative study. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 19(4), 217-230. doi:10.1080/10508610903143248

Russell, M., Harris, B. & Gockel, A. (2008). Canadian lone mothers describe parenting needs: European solutions explored. Canadian Social Work Review, 25(2), 169-185.

Gockel, A., Russell, M., & Harris, B. (2008). Recreating family: Parents identify worker-client relationships as paramount in family preservation programs. Child Welfare Journal, 87(6), 91-113.

Russell, M., Harris, B., & Gockel, A. (2008). Parenting in poverty: Perceptions of high risk parents. Journal of Children and Poverty, 14, 82-98.

Harris, B., Russell, M., & Gockel, A. (2007). The impact of poverty on first nations mothers attending a parenting program. First Peoples Child and Family Review, 3, (3), 21-30.

Russell, M., Gockel, A., & Harris, B. (2007). Parent perspectives on intensive intervention for child maltreatment. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 24(2), 101-120. doi:10.1007/s10560-006-0068-3

Russell, M., & Gockel, A. (2005). Recovery processes in a treatment program for women. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 5(4), 27-46. doi:10.1300/J160v05n04

Gockel, A. (2004). The trend towards spirituality in the workplace. Overview and implications for career counseling. Journal of Employment Counseling, 41(4), 156-167.

Selected Presentations
Gockel, A. (August, 2011). Developing Qualitative Research in the Psychology of Religion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, District of Columbia.