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Seminar on Faith & Mental Illness in Communities of Color

September 8, 2017

In conjunction with Project Bridges, the Greenbelt location of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is hosting a seminar called Demons at the Door: Faith and Mental Illness in Communities of Color on Saturday, October 28 at 7852 Walker Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland.

For many people of color, faith and mental health are inextricably linked. The biblical faith woven into the fabric of ethnic culture has long been credited for preventing depression, addiction, and suicide, even under the worst life circumstances. When mental illness does strike, people of color more often use faith to both explain and respond. In most cases neither ministers nor mental health professionals are equipped to translate Biblical concepts into the language of mental illness. This 3-part seminar aims to bridge that gap. The sessions are as follows:
  • Session I: Biblical Foundations
  • Session II: Mental Disorders
  • Session III: Mental Health in Communities of Color

Presenting the seminar is Dr. Anita Graham-Phillips, coordinator for the master of arts in professional counseling offered at the college's Greenbelt location. She earned a masters in clinical social work from the University of Maryland, a PhD degree in counselor education & supervision from the Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling and completed a NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Graham-Phillips has spent more than a decade integrating faith and mental health in individual and group work with adults confronting a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, addiction and child sexual abuse.

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