This edition explores how the relationship between religious leaders and mental health experts has changed in recent years.
Lindsay Wilkinson is an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, where she studies medical sociology, aging and social stratification. She has assisted in several Baylor religion studies, including research on religion and mental health.
Paul Froese is a professor of sociology at Baylor University and research fellow for the school’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the author of several books, including On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life.
Sameera Ahmed is a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University in Michigan. She is co-editor of Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions.
Todd W. Hall is a professor of psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality. He is co-author of Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology.
Elliot Baskin is a rabbi and rabbinic director of mental health services for Jewish Family Services of Colorado.
Amy Gilbert is chair of the graduate department of counseling at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind., where she teaches in the master of arts in clinical mental health counseling program.
Kadima describes itself as “a Jewish mental health agency whose mission is to provide psychological services, residential options, supported employment and social activities on a nonsectarian basis.” It is based in Southfield, Mich. Eric Adelman is executive director.