If Viola was your church member, how would you handle her situation?

Watch this short video-based quiz on counseling choices

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Clergy: How would you handle the following situation?

Report/ Curriculum from the National Network to Eliminate Disparities

Adams, J.M., Graham, A., Grullón, M., Morshed, T., Payne, J.S., Polnaszek, A.M., Reimer, C., Ronsheim, D.M., Sandoval, J.A., Topping, S. & Wennerstrom, A. (2013). Mental Health and Substance Abuse Curriculum for Laity. Laity Curriculum Development Workgroup, National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health. Retrieved from

Article from Sermon Content Analysis

Payne, J.S. (2008). “Saints Don’t Cry”: Exploring Messages Surrounding Depression and Mental Health Treatment as Expressed by African-American Pentecostal Preachers. Journal of African American Studies, 12(3), 215-228.

Article One from Clergy Depressive Counseling Survey

Payne, J.S. (2009). Variations in pastors’ perceptions of the etiology of depression by race and religious affiliation: findings from the clergy depressive counseling survey. Community Mental Health Journal, 45(5), 355-365.

Article Two from Clergy Depressive Counseling Study Data

Payne, J.S. (2014). The influence of secular and theological education on pastors’ depression intervention decisions. Journal of Religion and Health, 53(5), 1398-1413, doi: 10.1007/s10943-013-9756-4.

Article from Urban Pastor's Study (Templeton Data)

Payne, J.S. (2017). “It’s kind of a dichotomy”: Thoughts related to calling and purpose from pastors working and counseling in urban resource-poor communities. Journal of Religion and Health, 1-17. 56(4), 1419–1435, doi:10.1007/s10943-017-0363-7

Article examining Social Media data

Payne, J.S. & Hays, K. (2016). A spectrum of belief: A qualitative exploration of candid discussions of clergy on mental health and healing. Mental Health, Religion and Culture 19(6), 600-612.

Book Chapter on Religion, Spirituality and Sex Among College Students

Payne, J.S. & Gaston, G. (2015). Saved, sanctified and having sex: Religiosity, spirituality and HIV/STI prevention among college College students. In Wilton, L., Palmer, R.T., and Maramba, D. (Eds.), Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for Students (pp. 131-149). New York, NY: Routledge Press.

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