In this episode, we interview Teresa Blythe, a United Church of Christ minister with over two decades of experience as a spiritual director and spiritual direction trainer and supervisor. Throughout our conversation, Teresa shares her insights on the transformative power of spiritual direction, the importance of listening, and the role of a spiritual director in helping people on their spiritual life journey.[Read more…] about The Sacred Art of Spiritual Direction
Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy in Tanzania
In this episode, we talk with Tuntufye Anangisye Mwenisongole, a pastoral psychotherapist in Tanzania who works with Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU). We talk about his therapy with those affected by HIV/AIDS and how he integrates music in his work with clients.
Tuntufye Anangisye Mwenisongole, BD, MATS, MAPC, PGDE, DTh. is a pastoral psychotherapist in Tanzania and works with Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU). Tuntufye has been working at TEKU as a lecturer but also in various posts such as Dean Faculty of Theology, Director of Research, Consultancy, Publication and Postgraduate Studies.
Using Spiritual Themes and Assessment in Psychotherapy
This episode features an interview with Dr. Carol ZA McGinnis, who discusses her new book designed for students and practitioners who are interested in a practical application of spirituality in psychotherapy. Carol also discusses her work researching the intersection of spirituality and video gaming.
Dr. Carol ZA McGinnis is a pastoral counselor and ACPE Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy trainer and practitioner. She is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Supervisor in the State of Maryland. Carol’s past clinical work experience has included work with teens and families, the elderly, disabled individuals, children in schools, and clients from a wide variety of ages and diagnoses.
This episode features an interview with Dawn Stary, a pastoral counselor, coach, and seminarian who provides care for clergy experiencing stress and burnout in their ministry. Our discussion focuses on managing expectations, setting boundaries, and implementing self-care.[Read more…] about Clergy Burnout
Spiritual Care and the Pandemic
This episode features an interview with Anne Vandenhoeck, who is the director of the European Research Institute for Chaplains in HealthCare (ERICH) and initiated with her team the international survey on chaplaincy during the first wave of the pandemic. Anne used to work as a chaplain in several hospitals and is currently teaching pastoral care and spiritual care at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Anne is also part of the faculty of ISPEC. To learn more about the project, go to: www.chaplaincyresearch.eu
Reflections on a 75-year-old institution, Journal of Pastoral Care
I have been part of the Journal of Pastoral Care Publications (JPCP) family for 50 of its 75 years. Pack rat that I am, I have kept all of the journal issues of JPC&C since I began reading it regularly (June 1971). I also have the December 1968 and March 1970 issues. There have been some challenging times in JPCP and in the larger fields.Continue Reading