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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores the tendency to over-spiritualize and offers practical ways to find appropriate support.
The spiritual life is a powerful source of healing and growth, and psychological treatment can also provide great relief from suffering. There may be a temptation to “pray away” certain challenges or use the spiritual life as a defense in the course of psychological treatment. How can a person appropriately utilize both psychological and spiritual resources for healing? Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and spiritual director, explores the tendency to over-spiritualize and offers practical ways to find appropriate support.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
Rev. Robert Ray, M.Div. explores the basic elements of effective spiritual direction and offers strategies for engaging in a fruitful spiritual direction relationship.
Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., explores what happens to us emotionally and spiritually as we encounter major change.
Sam Stodghill, Psy.D., explores the connection between mindfulness and healthy ministry and offers ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.
Maria Kereshi, Psy.D., explores the impact of stress on our physical and emotional health.
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