ERIC Number: ED042080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Community Project in Religion and Mental Health.
Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Medical Center.
Supported by the National Institue of Mental Health and Lilly Endowment, Inc., a demonstration program in continuing education for clergy and related professions in the field of mental health was conducted from 1964 to 1967. The purpose was to provide clinical pastoral education within the clergtman's home community where he could learn to work cooperatively with mental health resources. Administrative centers were set up in Fort Wayne, Muncie, New Castle, Lafayette, southeast Indianapolis, and Columbus (Indiana); each area provided urban, rural, and semi-rural communities. The fall-to-summer period was selected and community resources were mobilized to select enrollees (78 clergtmen and 18 others) and to continue local interdisciplinary relations and education after the program. A week spent at Indiana University Medical Center provided a core curriculum; it was followed by a series of tri-weekly seminars at which current pastoral cases were discussed and a second week at the Medical Center which focused on material current within the community. A followup was scheduled about six months after the curriculum phase. It was concluded that the clinical method is adaptable to continuing education for the clergy but it was recommended that a residential training center was necessary for continutiy. (EB)
Descriptors: Clergy, Clinical Experience, Community Problems, Community Programs, Core Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Medical Schools, Mental Health, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Personnel, Residential Institutions, Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Medical Center.
Identifiers: Indiana; Indiana University