Saint Francis Hospital presents its 2012 Clergy Institute

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 or Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Saint Francis Hospital Auditorium

Differentiating Psychological Disorders from Spiritual Crises and Problems in Living

As front-line practitioners, clergy interact daily with people facing life's struggles. It is critical to understand how and when to refer to mental-health professionals. Guidelines can be invaluable in negotiating the balance between providing spiritual support and securing appropriate behavioral health services.

After attending the Clergy Institute, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common signs of mental illness and psychological disorders.
  2. Recognize how and when to make a referral to a mental health practitioner.
  3. Understand basic guidelines for responding to individuals with problematic personality functioning.

Featured Speakers

Carolyn Gralewski, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Schaumburg. Dr. Gralewski has extensive experience in teaching, including 20+ years of teaching at the graduate level. Dr. Gralewski also has had extensive experience working in the educational system and in special education. She has maintained a private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant and workshop presenter for over 25 years. Her approach has consistently emphasized a growth oriented, positive model of change and intervention. She has published in the areas of women's development and eating disorders. Particular areas of interest include stress and wellness, personality, and development throughout the lifespan.

Rev. Lynn James, LMHC has been a professional counselor for 22 years, working for the first seven years in a domestic violence center and then a rape crisis agency, both in the suburbs of Northwest Chicago. For the past 15 years, she has maintained a private practice with a specialization in trauma. Lynn is ordained in the United Church of Christ as well as American Baptist. For the past 3 years, she has served her local ELCA (Lutheran) Church when the pastor has been on sabbatical and vacations. Lynn practices the Buddhist loving kindness medication and mindfulness exercises in both her counseling work and as a personal spiritual discipline.


Registration is required for this free program. This program will be offered on both May 15 and May 16. Participants should select only one attendance date. Please call 847-316-2257 and provide your name, affiliation, address, and phone number before April 30, 2012.

Program Schedule

8:45 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast (South Conference Room)
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Introduction, Definitions and Learning Objectives
9:30 a.m. Guidelines: Is It Mental Illness, Psychological Disorder, or Unhealthy Personality?
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Somebody Help Me Help Them: Making a Successful Referral/td>
Noon Lunch Break (South Conference Room)
1:00 p.m. Balancing Spiritual Support and Psychological Services: Group Processing of Case Examples
3:00 p.m. Adjournment
Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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