Holly K. Oxhandler

Holly K. Oxhandler, PhD, LMSW, is an associate professor and the associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Dr. Oxhandler has developed various instruments to measure the integration of clients’ religion/spirituality in mental health treatment, the integration of the helping professionals’ faith in their work, as well as clients’ views toward discussing their spirituality in treatment.

Her work is published among many of the top professional journals, and she is a leading expert in social work and related mental health disciplines on religion, spirituality, and mental health. Dr. Oxhandler hosts the weekly podcast, CXMH: Christianity and Mental Health, and her research has been featured in the Washington Post, Consumer Affairs, Religion News Service, and more.