Clergy and psychiatry: an impossible mix?


Dr Gerard Leavey explores some of the myths and truths surrounding the relationship between psychiatry and the clergy, looking at ways in which they can work together more effectively.


Date published: 17 December 2007

Audio running time: 30 minutes

Credits: 0.75


Learning outcomes


By completing this module, we hope that you will gain a greater understanding of:


  • the underlying differences between the medical approach towards mental illness and that of the clergy


  • the importance of collaboration between psychiatrists and the clergy


  • the obstacles that lie in the way of this collaboration. 


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2007. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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