Mental Illness, Spirituality and Faith
Research indicates that spiritual resources and a person’s faith are important factors in their healing from mental illness and substance abuse or dependency. Yet clergy and clinicians receive little training in the area of spirituality and mental illness. This presentation describes four basic spiritual issues which individuals raise with caregivers in the course of treatment and recovery. The presenter provides a framework on spirituality which fosters dialogue between clinicians, consumers and clergy. Participants will be introduced to resources developed by Pathways to Promise, a national, multi-faith organization which educates faith groups on mental illness, and promotes models of collaboration and inclusion. Pathways’ Mental Health Training Cooperative pilot project, bringing together faith groups and community mental health providers, will be highlighted.
Continuing Professional Education:
We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.