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Pastoral Care, Psychotherapy the Focus for Residential Institute

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Dr. John H. Morgan

Pastoral care and psychotherapy will be the focus of an upcoming Residential Institute at the Graduate Theological Foundation this September 8-12.  Competing Pastoral Options in a Fractured World will address the issue of personal wholeness in the modern world with special emphasis upon the fractured nature of human experience and our personal quest for spiritual nurture.  This Institute will be beneficial to both new or seasoned pastoral care and psychotherapy professionals. (Read more about this Residential Institute.)

The faculty moderator for this Institute will be Dr. John H. Morgan, Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences and author of many scholarly texts in psychotherapy.  (To hear from recent students about the benefits of a Residential Institute, watch Ms. Pauline Anaya and Mr. Ansel Augustine discuss the June 2014 Institute which focused on professional ministry and issues of clergy stress.)

Competing Pastoral Options in a Fractured World

Institute dates: September 8-12, 2014 / Registration deadline: August 25, 2014
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This upcoming Residential Institute will bring together students of diverse professional backgrounds and faith traditions in an academic environment over the course of five days.  Students who work in the fields of pastoral care and/or psychotherapy are encouraged to attend. The environment is meant to be a safe and nurturing space for students to reflect, share, and even challenge themselves as they deepen and hone their academic skills in psychotherapy and pastoral care.

About the Residential Institute:

Designed as a doctoral level seminar, the Residential Institute is made up of a morning and afternoon seminar lasting from Monday to Friday.  Students are required to complete certain readings, write papers on what they have read, and share their work through daily oral presentations before the group.  Students can earn two Units of Study toward their GTF degree by completing this Institute or apply it as a Non-Project Option.