Welcome to the blog site of the APA’s Caucus on Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry, convened in May, 2012 to facilitate communication and collaboration among members interested in this dimension of our work. Feel free to participate by completing your author profile (with information about your position, relevant interests and activities), and by using resources available through this site to develop ways of improving clinical practice, teaching and research. Please also incicate your interest in helping with the functioing of the Caucus, including by serving in office. Thanks!
Published by John Peteet
As a psychiatrist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, my interest in the psychiatry/spirituality interface has been stimulated by work in addiction, life-threatening illness and the treatment of religious patients. I co-teach a medical school course Spirituality, Healing and Medicine, an Ethics in Psychiatry course to PGY 2 residents, and a Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry course to our PGY 4 residents. In addition to papers and chapters I've authored or co-edited Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment (APPI, 2004), Handbook of Spirituality and Religion in Clinical Practice (APPI, 2004), Religious and Spiritual Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Research Agenda for DSM-5 (APPI, 2011), Depression and the Soul: A Guide to Spiritually Integrated Treatment (Routledge, 2011) and The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice (Johns Hopkins, 2011). I'm interested in collaborating with others on projects at the APA Annual Meeting. View more posts