The Forgotten Factor
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- Module 1: Charting the Religious Commitment
- You will be able to recognize the pervasive and central influence
of religious commitment in the lives of many patients and begin to
examine how it may be relevant in treatment and therapy.
- Module 2: Psychiatry's View of Religion:
Based on Theory or Fact?
- You will be able to discuss the scope of religious commitment
research in psychiatry and family practice and examine research results
in order to determine whether psychiatry's view of religion is based on
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 How Often and How Well is Religious
Commitment Researched in Various Fields?
- 2.2.1 The Field of Psychiatry
- 220.127.116.11 How Well is Religious
Commitment Measured in Psychiatry?
- 18.104.22.168 How Familiar is the
Field of Psychiatry with the Scientific Study of Religion?
- 2.2.2 The Field of Family
Medicine: How Often and How Well is Religious Commitment Studied?
- 2.2.3 The Field of Sociology
- 22.214.171.124 How Often is Religious
- 2.3 The Impact of Religious Commitment
on Mental Health
- 2.4 The Impact of Religious Commitment
in the Family Practices Studies
- Module 3: How is the Issue of Religious
Commitment Handled in Training?
- You will be able to reflect upon whether professional training
equips mental health professionals to address the factor of religious
commitment as a viable component in mental health.
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 How Much Attention is Religion
Given in Professional Training?
- 3.2.1 How Frequently is Religious
Commitment Addressed in Doctoral Dissertations?
- 3.2.2 Is Religious Commitment an
Issue in Admissions to Doctoral Training Programs?
- 3.2.3 Further Reflections on
Graduates of Psychological Training Programs
- 3.2.4 How is Religious Commitment
Presented in Psychology Text Books ?
- 3.2.5 How is Religious Commitment
Regarded in the Definitive Psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
- Module 4: Research Findings on the Mental
Health Benefits of Religious Commitment
- You will be able to discuss research findings on the benefits of
religious commitment in several mental health related areas
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 What are Some of the Documented
Benefits of Religious Commitment on Mental Health?
- 4.2.1 Concerning Suicide?
- 4.2.2 Concerning Drug Abuse?
- 4.2.3 Concerning Alcohol Abuse?
- 4.2.4 Concerning Juvenile
- 4.2.5 Concerning Divorce and
- 4.2.6 Concerning Depression
- 4.2.7 Concerning Psychological
Stress and Sense of Well Being?
- Module 5: Complexities in Examining Effects
of Religious Commitment
- You will be able to understand the complexities of how two
differing types of religious commitment may produce divergent research
outcomes. You will also be able to describe ways that particular
measurement tools, hypothetical traits measured or study populations may
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 A Comparison of Intrinsic and
Extrinsic Religious Commitment
- 5.3 What is the Relationship between
Religious Commitment and Anxiety?
- 5.4 How is Self-Esteem Related to
- 5.5 How is Religious Commitment Related
to Tolerance or Prejudice?
- 5.6 What are Some of the Complexities
and Potential Biases in Measuring a Hypothetical Personality Trait such
as "Self Actualization"?
- 5.7 How is Religious Commitment Related
- 5.8 Divergence of Findings Based on
- Module 6: Research Findings on the Benefits
of Religious Commitment for Physical Health and Disease Prevention
- You will be able to cite research findings on the benefits of
religious commitment on physical health and the prevention of disease.
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 What are Some of the Documented
Benefits of Religious Commitment on Physical Health?
- 6.2.1 Concerning Longevity?
- 6.2.2 Concerning Blood Pressure and
- 6.2.3 Concerning the Occurence of
- 6.2.4 Concerning Physical
- Module 7: Summarizing and Exploring Further
- You will be able to summarize and compare the research findings
which address the relationship between religious commitment and health
and well being, as well as identify ways to explore these issues in
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Summarizing the Review Findings
- 7.2.1 Mental Health
- 7.2.2 Family Medicine
- 7.2.3 Physical Health
- 7.3 Clinical Application: Taking a Short Religious
- 7.3.1 Sample of Religious
- 7.3.2 Intrinsic/Extrinsic Single
- 7.4 Expanding the Research
- 7.5 Examining the Religious Commitment
Variable of Prayer
- 7.5.1 How Frequently do People
- 7.5.2 How are Different Forms of
Prayer Related to Well Being?
- 7.5.3 How Might Intercessory Prayer
Affect Clinical Outcomes?