New Aging and Memory Evaluation
Over 47.5 million adults suffer from declines in memory and thinking. While many people may assume cognitive decline in older adults is due to dementia, there are a number of possible causes: psychological, neurological and physical.    A comprehensive evaluation is an important step for diagnosis and determining the appropriate treatment.    Saint Luke Institute's new Aging and Memory Evaluation is a three-week evaluation at our main center in Silver Spring, Maryland. The assessment ...
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Saint Luke Mourns Death of William Mann, Founding Chairman of the Board
It was with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Mr. William Mann, the founding Chairman of the Board for Saint Luke Institute. He was instrumental in the vision and development of Saint Luke Institute from our first days 40 years ago and he continued, with his wife Anna, to encourage and support our mission.   As with many people, Bill’s interest in psychological treatment began when someone who was ...
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Cultural Identity and International Ministers: Case Study
Lukenotes, Summer 2017 Main article | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives Father Charles grew up in a large family in a small town in Nigeria. His parents were not wealthy, but had a deep faith. They took their eight children to Mass every Sunday and often during the week, and prayed the rosary together every evening.   They were very proud of their eldest son when he announced he was becoming a priest. ...
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Cultural Identity and International Ministers
Lukenotes, Summer 2017 Case study | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives With over one-third of U.S. parishes identified as multicultural, 25 percent of newly ordained priests born in other nations, and 10,000 international religious ministering or studying in the U.S. (CARA), diversity enriches and challenges pastoral ministry.   Successful ministry in this diverse environment calls for acculturation – adaptation to a new culture through the adoption of values and customs while retaining ...
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Saint Luke President Participating in National Convocation
  Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D., Psy.D., will be a participant in the national Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel, bieng held in Orlando, Florida over the July 4 holiday weekend.   This major national gathering for Church leaders is being organized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Participants will focus on at challenges and opportunities facing the Church today in the context of our call for a new ...
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A Nice Surprise!
Today we received a nice surprise - flowers from a client grateful for more than 30 years of sobriety. The flowers are beautiful, but even more is the healing they represent.    This has turned into a week of looking back - and forward.   We are preparing to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year and have been enjoying newsletters from the early days as we look at our history. We found a couple ...
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Diagnosing Adult Autism
Lukenotes, Spring 2017 Case study | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term increasingly heard in the news and other public forums. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a notable increase in the number of ASD diagnoses, from 1 in 150 children in 2000 to 1 in 68 children by 2012. The increase likely is not due to more cases, ...
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Following Jesus to Healthier Ministry
The president of Saint Luke Insitute recently authored an article in The Priest magazine (published by Our Sunday Visitor). In the article, Fr. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., offers practical tips for priest self-care and a focus on Jesus for setting a standard of self-care.    Following Jesus to healthier ministry To care for others, priests must care for themselves   Living in an age plagued by self-centeredness — and conscious of the steadily decreasing ...
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Cardinal Wuerl Receives National Award from Saint Luke Institute
  Saint Luke Institute honored Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, with the 2016 Saint Luke Award at a benefit held at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC, on Oct. 17.   This national award is given annually by Saint Luke to an individual whose professional life or charitable works embody the mission of the organization: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual life of clergy and men and women religious.   Cardinal ...
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Saint Luke board member named to College of Cardinals
Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D., Psy.D., president of Saint Luke Institute and the board and staff of Saint Luke welcome the news that Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, a member of Saint Luke's board of directors to the College of Cardinals.   Cardinal-designate Farrell was Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and then Bishop of Dallas before being named as the prefect of a new Vatican dicastery for family, life and ...
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