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Spirituality and Psychology

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness. 

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Spirituality and Psychology

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Dave Roberts, LMSW about “Spirituality and Psychology” on 6/9/21.

Dave shares how is beliefs were reassessed and his spirituality expanded after the death of his daughter. He still values how science can help to understand psychology and behavior, and how the blend of spirituality and psychology can help heal past trauma better when used together. He describes how one can embrace new perspectives with core beliefs. We all have challenges to transcend for the evolution of our physical bodies and our goals. He shares how we live in a multidimensional universe and our loved ones are not far away. These experiences have helped his grief and changed the way he teaches his psychology courses to include spirituality.

David J. Roberts, Licensed Marriage Social Worker, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology and psychology-child life departments at Utica College. Dave has contributed numerous articles on transformation of grief, and addiction, to several online sites and publications. His first book is co-authored with Reverend Patty Furino, When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister, was published in March of this year. Learn more at

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and

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