The Saint Francis Academy for Clinical Pastoral Training aims to assist places of worship in their mission of serving the regional community by attending to mind, body, soul issues through education, training and research. In addition to our pastoral counseling training program, we will post conferences as they develop. Some may take place in a place of worship in the community to reach more people in their setting. Suggestions on topics of interest are always invited … simply send an e-mail to Dr. McKinney (see address below). You may also be a minister whose place of worship is willing to sponsor an educational event. Let us know!
From time to time we will also keep you informed of the growing area of research in Spirituality and Health. Presently, for example, we are working with two foundations regionally to develop a 3 year research project designed to help African American women in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention activities which will include their faith practices. This will be done in places of worship in Hartford. Look here in the future to find out how that project shapes up! And pray for the continuing of meaningful partnerships that strengthen the mind, body, soul
For more information you may e-mail Dr. McKinney at: