Year: 1969 Source: International Psychiatry Clinics, v.5, no.4, (1969), p.201-210 SIEC No: 19841557

Uses the author’s clinical experience to clarify issues relating to the mental health of ministers’ wives & children. Psychosomatic & marital difficulties of the wives may be traced to financial, social, & familial stresses of their role, while the ego-diffusion & suicidal ideation often seen in the children may result from role expectations & a rigid belief system. Therapy often involves the family, but individual motivation for insight & working through the relationship is usually high. (RM)