To the Editor: The Clinical Case Conference of Nada L. Stotland, M.D., M.P.H. (1), is a superb example of clinical application with compassion. It also highlights the need for collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy in regard to domestic violence. Many people trying to make sense out of difficult experiences seek support in times of crisis from religious faith and community, so it is not surprising that clergy are often the first professionals sought for help by abused women. A national survey of 1,000 battered wives found that one in three of them received assistance from pastors, and one in 10 of their battering husbands were counseled by clergy (2). Unfortunately, too often clergy are perceived to be ineffective in their efforts on behalf of battered women by groups that help victims (3). It is hoped that greater numbers of female clergy and psychiatrists will expand awareness of the problem of domestic violence and develop cooperation in dealing with it.