This page is a project of the CASC Research Committee.  It hopes to gather relevant and important Spiritual Care research and make it easily available for CASC members. 

To submit articles/resources for posting please contact the chair of the Research Committee:

Research Committee- Chair, Marvin Shank

MarvinShank

marvinshank@rogers.com    Phone: 519-452-3477

Research Resources

  • Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Research Network is an excellent clearing house of research.  The ACPE Research Network 
  • George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, (School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University).  SOERCE (The Spirituality and Health Online Education and Resource Center) provides connection to educational and clinical resources in the fields of spirituality, religion, and health. See:   https://smhs.gwu.edu/gwish/soerce
  • Journal of Pastoral Care and Counselling – go to the members only section and select “Journal”
    • ABSTRACTS OF RESEARCH IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELLING
      The ABSTRACTS began publication in 1963 and ceased publication in 1999. It will be available in some seminary libraries.
    • THE JOURNAL OF PASTORAL CARE 50-YEAR TOPICAL INDEX
  • Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry (formerly the Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry)

Reflective Practice is published electronically (through the services of Simon Fraser University at http://journals.sfu.ca/rpfs/With open access, this journal is free to anyone on the internet.  No registration is necessary.  Printed copies of volumes of Reflective Practice may be ordered through the website http://www.reflective-practice.org/.

  • Transforming Chaplaincy – Click here to see this invitational description.  Visit the webpage:  www.transformchaplaincy.org/                        Transforming Chaplaincy is a think-tank with colleagues around the world, promoting research literacy in chaplaincy to improve patient outcomes.  You are invited to explore the resources offered, some of which include:  
    • commentary and recommendations on research resources 
    • news and links to webinars and information about continuing education opportunities 
    • database of chaplaincy research with abstracts and links to articles and reviews
    • sample curricula for CPE supervisors and other educational leaders
  •  Books by Larry Vandecreek
  • Check the content and bibliographies/references in
    SPIRITUAL NEEDS & PASTORAL SERVICES
    RESEARCH IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING -John C. Carr, Ph.D.
    Pastoral Psychotherapy & Education Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Research Articles

Research Priorities in Spiritual Care (2014)

Improving the Spiritual Dimension of Whole Person Care (2014)

Qualitative Research Designs (2007)

Submitted by Marion Magnusson, Winnipeg, MB

 

Magazine articles:

If you have links to Magazine articles that you have found helpful please send them along to the chair of the Research Comittee.  It would be a great resource for other members.

The following links to Internet sites have been sent to the website by members. CASC/ACSS and its Board of Directors have no control over the content of these sites and do not necessarily agree with the views or opinions expressed therein.

Whatever Happened to “CPE” — Clinical Pastoral Education? by Robert Charles Powell, MD, PhD, keynote address honoring Anton Theophilus Boisen 3/18/99, Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the Ninth Plenary Meeting, of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
http://www.pastoralreport.com/the_archives/1999/03/whatever_happen.html

Global views for Pastoral Care and Counselling: Post-modern, post-colonial, post-Christian, post-human, post-pastoral. by Dr Emmanuel Y. Lartey, address given at the 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Pastoral Care and Counselling, Perth, Western Australia, 15th July 2001.
http://www.icpcc.net/
click on Materials
There is also one in this section by Robert Charles Powell, MD, PhD “Religion in Crisis and Custom” Also more at articles http://www.pastoralreport.com/featured_writers.html

Hearing the Patient’s  “Voice:” Toward a Social Poetics in Diagnostic Interviews by Arlene M. Katz, of the Dept. of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School,  and  John Shotter of the Dept. of Communication at university of New Hampshire. In Social Science and Medicine, 43, pp.919-931, also online at http://pubpages.unh.edu/~jds/PatientVoice.htm

“Supervised Pastoral Education: A Theologian’s Assessment,” Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy (ISSN) 1526- 6575

Canadian Psychiatric Inpatient Religious Commitment:  An Association with Mental Health

Cross Currents http://www.crosscurrents.org/articlelist.htm

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