Free Video: Pastoral Care for Families


Saint-Luke-Institute-Candidate-Assessment-Program---from-YouTube-1Families rely on clergy for pastoral care, especially in times of difficulty. In this free video online at, Saint Luke Institute’s education website, Emily Cash, Psy.D., offers strategies for navigating those difficult conversations and determining whether professional intervention is needed.


This half-hour video includes discussion of how the family therapy model can also be useful in parish ministry. What you will get:

  • Learn how to assess a family’s needs and clarify your pastoral role;
  • Explore how pastoral skills for caring for families can translate to ministry to the parish “family”; and
  • Identify strategies for effective, compassionate intervention.

Dr. Cash is director of Saint Luke Center in Louisville, Kentucky.