ISU to host presentations for area clergy

April 7 2006

Indiana State University's Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality will host two presentations in an effort to assist churches in counseling their members.

Mark McMinn, a clinical psychologist, will present "Psychologists and Clergy Working Together" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, located one block south of Union Hospital at 1433 N. 6 1/2 Street.

McMinn has 10 years experience in helping facilitate collaboration between psychologists and churches. He will discuss ways clergy can partner with health professionals to assist churches in counseling their members or establish health and wellness missions and other outreach programs.

Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., providing an opportunity for informal networking. The program is free but registration is recommended.

McMinn will also lead a discussion "Relational Cognitive Therapy: A Christian Approach to Psychotherapy" on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in Dede III of ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.

He has written several books, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is the author of "Why Sin Matters: The Surprising Relationship between Our Sin and God's Grace," "Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling," co-editor of "Care for the Soul: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology and Theology," and co-author of "The Rorschach Trainer." He teaches in the areas of ethics, assessment, cognitive therapy, and the integration of psychology and Christianity.

Both programs are free and open to the public. To register or for further information please call 812-237-2449. Free Continuing Education Credits for Indiana psychologists will be offered for each of the above programs.

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Contact: Tom Johnson, associate director, ISU Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality, (812) 237-2449 or pytjohn@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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