FIT OxCast Project

This doctoral research has culminated in the development of the Faith Informed Therapy (FIT) framework, which focuses on ten psychotherapeutic techniques that are central to the major NICE approved interventions for depression and anxiety. This framework facilitates personalised mental health for people from faith communities, as it can be used flexibly by practitioners to calibrate their chosen interventions, ranging from simple ‘external’ presentation of congruence between standard therapies and religion, to deeper ‘internal’ adaptations to interventions, integrating standard concepts and practices with faith adapted ones. In response to the mental health challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, the FIT OxCast project will provide ten online videos for six major world religions, in partnership with the Oxford Faculty of Theology & Religion.