Sarah Calvert

Sarah Calvert

Speaker

Sarah Calvert is a clinical psychology student at Massey University, New Zealand, currently working toward her PhD. She is interested in how the spiritual and psychological aspects of people's lives and faith inter-relate and influence each other. Having seen first-hand the potential for the spiritual dimension to provide both a powerful source of strength and wellbeing, but also a significant source of distress, she hopes to help raise awareness of the need to assess and incorporate this area in therapy. Her PhD is thus focused on the way in which a core dimension of spirituality – people’s experience of their relationship with God – interacts with their well-being, particularly in times of adversity.