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Finally, there were eleven responses (15%) in the "other" or unclassified category, and some of these will he quoted hecause on this open-end type of question they could represent the views of other Ss and may suggest ground for further re· search. "Supplying a better knowledge of referral agencies at hand and actual visiting with intelligent, perceptive study of these places" (537). "As good scientific procedure Father never mentioned 'grace.' He should tie the two together as grace is a reality" ( 528). "Perhaps some gambits for dragging in un· willing partuers and disposing them for counseling. It's a frustrating experience to have one half of a married couple con· cerned and ready for counseling and the other unreachable" ( 544). "Further investigation into the further needs of priests in their pastoral work" (543). "Giving it [this training] to qualified laymen-lawyers, teachers, etc., who could handle the cases not absolutely requir· ing a priest. The priest is being turned into a psychologist, es· pecially in marital cases--many of which, if not most, do not need a priest ... Save him for just those cases with a spiritual problem or for those who will not go to anyone but a priest. A£. ter lay psychologist-or during-go to a priest for spiritual direction" (526). "I do have one important suggestion which I am sure Charlie would abhor. I really believe as a result of my own personal experience that anyone doing any counseling work on the fam· ily level should take at least one good course in sociology of the family-not Christian marriage nor marriage as a social institution but the family in the United States viewed from the soci· ologist's eyes. I know that this makes the counselor problem centered rather than person orientated, but I do believe that it is hard to understand the family without this approach. I think this is true in the other areas of specialization which are pos· sible to consider" ( 578). FURTHER KNOWLEDGE DESIRI!D

Another item was designed to uncover the specific type and intensity of any further knowledge or training that the respond· ents may definitely want. A list of thirteen courses chosen for