On-Demand Video: Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood
In this short video, renowned Professor of Psychology Dr. Paul C. Vitz shares reasons priests and religious leaders should know psychology, especially as it relates to helping people deal with their problems. He also explains the importance of developing virtues, being aware of transference and much more.
As a priest, people come to you for confession and to seek spiritual advice; however, it is imperative for you to be knowledgeable about mental disorders and be able to identify if and when someone is suffering from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
With an education in psychology, you will gain the skills needed to assist parishioners when they need it most.