Chapter 1: An Overview of the Church’s Roles in Community Mental Health, by E.Mansell Pattison  in  Community Mental Health: The Role of Church and Temple

Book Chapter by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr., (Ed.)

E. Mansell Pattison, M.D. is Associate Professor-in-residence, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California at Irvine, California. After World War II it has come to be realized that the clergy were on the front line of contact with people in emotional distress. To effectively implement the resources of the clergy and the churches in a community mental health program there is need for clinically trained clergymen who can fill a professional role on the staff of community mental health programs.

Chapter 1: Recovering Lost Identity  in  Care of Souls in the Classic Tradition

Book Chapter by Thomas C. Oden

The task that lies ahead is the development of a postmodern, post-Freudian, neoclassical approach to Christian pastoral care that takes seriously the resources of modernity while also penetrating its allusions and, having found the best of modern psychotherapy still problematic, has turned again to the classical tradition for its bearings, yet without disowning what it has learned from modern clinical experience.