Lessons About Training Black Clergy in Mental Health: What Do We Know?
Length: 60 minutes
human service workers
Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours:
Jennifer Shepard Payne, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Dyer, Ph.D., MSW
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In light of the fact that clergy are often front-line counselors, this workshop encourages dialogue about the best ways to collaborate with and to train Black clergy on mental health issues. The presenters discuss culturally competent strategies for 1) approaching clergy members of the African American community, and 2) designing effective mental health training trainings.
Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
Research and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Populations
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate strategies to encourage successful collaboration with clergy
2. Identify key barriers faced by clergy partnering with mental health professionals and learn how to address obstacles
3. Actively engage participants in a discussion about better understanding of both how to approach members of this community as well as considerations for designing Mental Health training that are connected and culturally competent
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Jennifer Shepard Payne, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a LCSW with over fifteen years of clinical and administrative social work experience in the non-profit and government social work sectors. Her research interests include diagnostic competency, addressing minority mental health disparities, and research with pastors who counsel depressed individuals.
Jacqueline Dyer, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is a social work educatorand trainer. She provides clinical supervision in the secular and Christian communities, in addition to volunteering with a Christian domestic violence community support group. Jacqueline conducts research to investigate intersecting issues in faith and intimate partner violence.
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