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dc.contributor.advisor Price Wolf, Jennifer en
dc.contributor.author Swain, Donelle en
dc.contributor.author Collier, Hailey R. en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-06T22:07:50Z en
dc.date.available 2016-05-06T22:07:50Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-05-06 en
dc.date.submitted 2016-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/169347 en
dc.description Project (M.S.W., Social Work)--California State University, Sacramento, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract Many studies prove that people seek out their pastors first when experiencing a mental health crisis; however, there is a lack of studies showing how pastors minister to those experiencing a mental health crisis. This study uses qualitative interviews of 11 pastors in the Northern California region to gain an understanding of their experiences and perceptions in ministering to congregants with mental illnesses. This study found that pastors desire to play a supporting role in the lives of their congregants with a mental illness, to help break stigma that exists around mental illness in the church, that they were not properly prepared to work with a congregant with a mental illness, and that there is a lack of collaboration between pastors and mental health professionals. These findings can affect future policy and practice surrounding regulations for pastors working with mentally ill congregants. en
dc.description.sponsorship Social Work en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Social work en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Spirituality en
dc.subject Ministers en
dc.subject Christianity en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.title Experiences and perceptions of pastors in ministering congregants with mental illness en
dc.type Project en


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