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Have Faith in Recovery Marcus M. McKinney, D.Min., LPC Assistant Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine Director of Pastoral Counseling.

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1 Have Faith in Recovery Marcus M. McKinney, D.Min., LPC Assistant Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine Director of Pastoral Counseling Saint Francis Hospital Hartford, CT Marcus M. McKinney, D.Min., LPC Assistant Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine Director of Pastoral Counseling Saint Francis Hospital Hartford, CT

2 How to Organize Behavioral Health Ministry

3 Goals for this Workshop Explore everyday ministry activities that assist emotional life Consider formalizing options Pastoral Counseling Networking Who is qualified? Explore everyday ministry activities that assist emotional life Consider formalizing options Pastoral Counseling Networking Who is qualified?

4 How to Organize Behavioral Health Ministry What activities in your setting assist people in emotional life? Groups Counseling Lectures on specific life problems Referral model with community Networking What activities in your setting assist people in emotional life? Groups Counseling Lectures on specific life problems Referral model with community Networking

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6 How do People Get Help? Phone call to Pastor Hallway discussion Office visit Women’s Ministry Sunday School Phone call to Pastor Hallway discussion Office visit Women’s Ministry Sunday School

7 WHO helps them? Deacon Imam, Priest, Pastor Sunday School Teacher Close Church Friend Cell Group Leader Associate Pastor Deacon Imam, Priest, Pastor Sunday School Teacher Close Church Friend Cell Group Leader Associate Pastor

8 What setting? Hallway Homes Beauty Salon Fellowship Hall Phone Computer

9 Who Supervises? Pastor Deacon Personal Friend No One

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11 Opportunity Develop Health Ministries Expand to include Spiritual Counselors Train and Supervise Make formal arrangements with a licensed professional Offer talks / forums with local Behav. Health Agencies Join Local agencies in Continuing Education Develop Health Ministries Expand to include Spiritual Counselors Train and Supervise Make formal arrangements with a licensed professional Offer talks / forums with local Behav. Health Agencies Join Local agencies in Continuing Education

12 Don’t Abandon your Call Don’t pose as something you are not Value the Worth of a High Calling Use language that speaks to your tradition Build bridges of respect Stay humble Don’t pose as something you are not Value the Worth of a High Calling Use language that speaks to your tradition Build bridges of respect Stay humble

13 Spiritually Relevant Use scripture that adds psychological insight Teach and counsel regarding how prayer is used Does it feed denial at times? Can pain and failure be expressed? Reach for depth … GROW DOWN Use scripture that adds psychological insight Teach and counsel regarding how prayer is used Does it feed denial at times? Can pain and failure be expressed? Reach for depth … GROW DOWN

14 Clinically Sound Psychology as “Soul Work” Liability Issues Utilize Federal and Local Resources Consider talks from local persons willing to share their insights and experiences Include professionals and “consumers” Psychology as “Soul Work” Liability Issues Utilize Federal and Local Resources Consider talks from local persons willing to share their insights and experiences Include professionals and “consumers”

15 Federal Resources Recoverymonth.gov PastoralCounselingTraining.com Recoverymonth.gov PastoralCounselingTraining.com

16 Draft a Plan Ministry Lead Accountability Liability Liaison w.Community Supervision Network with Faith Community Ministry Lead Accountability Liability Liaison w.Community Supervision Network with Faith Community

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18 PastoralCounselingTraining


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