There’s a local car dealership in Philadelphia that always ends its television ads with the owner of the dealership saying, “I’ve always been your dealer, even if you didn’t know it.” It may seem weirdly disjointed to summons a car dealer slogan for an inaugural entry of the Journal of Pastoral Care Publication’s new blog, but this slogan uniquely captures my perspective on the Journal and its place in the field of spiritual care and spiritually integrative counseling: JPCP has always been your resource for spiritual care and spiritually integrative counseling, even if you didn’t know it.Continue Reading
Mental Health in the Muslim Community
“If you have strong faith, you won’t need anti-depressants and you won’t need to see a therapist.” I cannot even count the number of times I’ve heard this analogy from people of faith. Muslims are no exception to this misconception.
Mental health stigma is alive and strong in our communities. We need to continue talking about it and normalize seeking help and reaching out for support.Continue Reading
The Sacred Work of Hospital Chaplaincy
In this episode, we interview Tahara Akmal, a ACPE Certified Educator in Washington, D.C. Tahara describes her own journey through CPE and her approach working with patients in the hospital setting.LEARN MORE