Dr. C. Anthony Hunt, Faculty Fellow and E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African-American Studies, was the plenary presenter in January for the 34th Biennial Consultation of the Association for Theological Field Education in St. Paul, MN. The topic of his lecture was “Crossing Divides – The Dimension of Diversity and Implications for Theological Field Educators in the 21st Century”.
Dr. John H. Morgan, the Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Director of Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychotherapy, has just published a new book titled, Geriatric Psychotherapy: Essays in Clinical Practice and Counseling Psychology. This book is a collection of 12 essays written over the past four years in the field of geriatric psychotherapy with particular attention given to the relationship of pastoral care and counseling to the care and treatment of the elderly. Previously published in peer-reviewed journals, these essays are written with pastors and chaplains in mind whose ministry is focused upon the older population concerned with late-life issues of depression and anxiety. Such topics of relevance and interest to pastoral ministry and chaplaincy include discussions of palliative psychotherapy, late-life depression, geriatric logotherapy, sociopharmacology and geriatric health and social values, and a review of major research in the field of retirement and mental health. The book is available through the GTF.
Dr. Morgan has developed an E-Tutorial offering based on his recent publication. The new course offering is titled, Geriatric Psychotherapy: Pastoral Care and Nurture of the Elderly. This E-Tutorial is designed for clergy and ministry professionals, both ordained and laity, who are interested in and/or involved in ministry to the post-retirement community including the elderly. The course will explore the wide range of issues in the field of geriatrics as relates to the relevance and scope of pastoral care and counseling.
Dr. Muhammad Hatim, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies, has recently published a book entitled, Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare and Social Workers. The main purpose of this book is to offer suggestions for Islamic compassionate care to individual healthcare workers and administrators in related institutions. These professionals may include clinical chaplains, medical personnel, counselors, social workers and others. The information may be useful for discussions and in developing training modules in the area of cultural competency. Teaching hospitals, schools of social sciences, and clinical pastoral educators are primary targets of this work. Nevertheless, caregiving information contained in this book may be universally useful. Read a full description of Dr. Hatim’s newest publication.