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Holly K. Oxhandler, PhD, LMSW, is an associate professor and associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. For over a decade, Dr. Oxhandler has studied and developed tools to assess mental health care providers’ integration of clients’ spirituality in treatment, helping professionals’ infusion of their own faith in their work, and clients’ views toward discussing their spirituality in mental health care.

Dr. Oxhandler has written extensively for top professional journals within social work and psychology, and her research has been featured in the Washington PostReligion News Service, and more. She also co-hosts the weekly podcast CXMH: A Podcast on Faith and Mental Health.   

She lives in Waco, Texas, with her husband, Cory, and their two children, Callie and Oliver.

Photo credit: Robert Rogers/Baylor University