Psyche

Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid

Some months ago a ministerial colleague, knowing that I am a licensed clinical social worker, mentioned to me that our denominational judicatory needed to get involved with “Emotional First Aid.” I pleaded ignorance and admitted that I had never heard of it.  So this same colleague touted its concept stating it was a technique that she had been training in and that she thought had applications for training lay counselors in churches. 

INTRODUCING PSYCHE

INTRODUCING PSYCHE

On a weekly basis, starting today, I will post a blog that speaks to the intersection of mental health and religion/spirituality. I have been a practicing pastoral counselor for more than thirty years, with dual masters degrees in social work and divinity (degree for preparation of ordained protestant ministry).