Summer call

Our Executive Committee is continuing to explore plans for the APA Annual Meeting, in particular proposals for sessions on spiritual aspects of trauma and recovery, and on depression and spirituality. We’ve contacted some interested presenters (including a psychologist from Division 36 of the psychological APA, but would love to hear from any of you who would like to participate. We’re also moving forward on a newsletter, and would like your input about what it should contain and look like. 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.

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