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Religious Attendance and Social Adjustment As Protective Against Depression

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Course Description: This course is based upon material published in the Journal Affective Disorders and is available as a NIH Public Access article.


Background—Previous research has identified elevated social adjustment and frequent religious attendance as protective against depression. The present study aims to examine the association of frequency of religious services attendance with subsequent depression, while accounting for the effects of social adjustment.
Method—Participants were 173 adult offspring of depressed and nondepressed parents, followed longitudinally over 25 years. Diagnosis was assessed with the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia—Lifetime Version. The Social Adjustment Scale—Self Report (SAS—SR) was used to assess social adjustment and frequency of religious services attendance was selfreported. In a logistic regression analysis, major depression at 20 years was used as the outcome measure and the frequency of religious services attendance and social adjustment variables at 10 years as predictors.
Results—Frequent religious services attendance was found to protect against subsequent depression at a trend level. High functioning social adjustment was found to protect against subsequent depression, especially within the immediate and extended family. Adults without a depressed parent who reported attending religious services at least once a month had a lower likelihood of subsequent depression. Among adults with a depressed parent, those with high functioning social adjustment had a lower likelihood of subsequent depression.
Limitations—Measurement of social adjustment was non-specific to religious services. Conclusions—Frequent religious attendance may protect against major depression, independent from the effects of social adjustment. This protective quality may be attenuated in adults with a depressed parent. High functioning social adjustment may be protective only among offspring of depressed parents.

This course on depression is designed for licensed professional counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors who do clinical work.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of depression. It is practical for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.  

The course is based on a research article in a journal.  One of the benefits of reading research based articles for continuing education is that it allows the practitioner to keep current on the latest findings in their field. 


Authors:  Barton, Miller, Wickramaratne, Gameroff, and Weissman


Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding depression and religious

attendance and social adjustment.  Specifically, a professional will:
• Describe previous research regarding the effects of religious attendance on depression.
• Define the impact of frequent religious service attendance on depression.
• Identify the impact of high social adjustment on depression.


Citation:  Barton, Miller, Wickramaratne, Gameroff, and Weissman, (2013).  Religious attendance and social adjustment as protective against depression: A 10-year prospective study. J Affect Disord. March 20; 146(1): 53–57. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here

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  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
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  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 2-2023
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1180
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
  • New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

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