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Community Psychiatry and the Clergyman.

Community Psychiatry and the Clergyman. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The limited supply of professional mental health workers has stimulated a number of attempts to deliver counseling services indirectly. Variously, general physicians, ministers, lawyers, teachers, and even bartenders have been considered as possible resources. By improving the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of such practitioners through education or consultation, the hope has been that they would be better able to assist many of their clients in coping with life crises or emotional disorders. Professional mental health workers would then not be so flooded with referrals, and could be used where their impact would be greatest. Professors Westberg and Draper approached this common ground from the differing vantage points of the ministry and psychiatry, respectively. They placed this convergence in the historical context of the ecumenical and community movements in both professions. While at the University of Chicago they collaborated on a project which is described in this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

Community Psychiatry and the Clergyman.

Archives of General Psychiatry , Volume 16 (6) – Jun 1, 1967

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-990X
eISSN
1598-3636
DOI
10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730240120017
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The limited supply of professional mental health workers has stimulated a number of attempts to deliver counseling services indirectly. Variously, general physicians, ministers, lawyers, teachers, and even bartenders have been considered as possible resources. By improving the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of such practitioners through education or consultation, the hope has been that they would be better able to assist many of their clients in coping with life crises or emotional disorders. Professional mental health workers would then not be so flooded with referrals, and could be used where their impact would be greatest. Professors Westberg and Draper approached this common ground from the differing vantage points of the ministry and psychiatry, respectively. They placed this convergence in the historical context of the ecumenical and community movements in both professions. While at the University of Chicago they collaborated on a project which is described in this

Journal

Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1967

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