Clergy Stress and Depression
Leo Christie, PhD; Robert Gauger, DMin
CE Credit: 4 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
Clergy stress and its links to depression have been identified in numerous studies and dissertations. However, the authors believe little research has been done linking the internal, external, and spiritual factors that are involved in stress and depression in clergy. This course, which is an adaptation of a doctoral dissertation, proposes to examine the role of these three factors in clergy stress and depression from a Judeo-Christian foundation, which would include Jewish rabbis, Catholic priests, and Protestant pastors. It is likely that most mental health professionals will encounter clergy among the clients they treat in their practices.
Course #40-32 | 2013 | 52 pages | 30 posttest questions
Professional Development Resources (ACE Approval #1046) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for the online/home study program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/12/2016 - 6/12/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).
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Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is currently CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years' experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.
Financial: Receives a salary from Professional Development Resources, Inc.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Robert Gauger, DMin has served as a full time minister for over twenty-six years. His own personal experiences of depression and stress in ministry have drawn a special interest and focus on the topic in his life. Bob holds a Masters degree from Southern Seminary (KY) and a Doctorate Degree from Regent University (VA) with honors. Bob enjoys playing the trombone and through the years has played with many professional orchestras.