St. Athanasius College
PASTORAL CARE REVISITED 405: PASTORAL CARE OF MARRIAGES & FAMILIES
Description: This seminar will be an opportunity for seasoned Pastoral Caregivers to evaluate and enrich their pastoral work with Marriages and Families. This course is for clergy only. Textbooks for this class are Building an Orthodox Marriage by Bp. John (Abdalah) and Nicholas G. Mamey, and The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by Gottman.
Teacher: His Grace Bishop JOHN, Diocese of Worcester and New England (bio)
Dates: Thursdays, August 25-October 27, 2022
Length of course: 10 weeks/classes
Time: Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern
Class length: 90 minutes per class
Maximum Number of students: 20
Jurisdiction: Open to all jurisdictions.
Cost: Early bird special, $125 if you enroll by July 31, 2022.
Deacons: We presume that deacons who register have received a blessing from their priest to take this class.
"As a pastoral counselor, Bishop John has been my go-to person when it comes to new frontiers coming up with clients. It takes a balance of understanding the theology of the Church, insight of the pastoral turmoils the person is experiencing, and the examples of breakthroughs through experiences and success already achieved, which Sayidna is not only seriously qualified to teach, but eager to share that wisdom and experience towards the glory of God and His healing Church." ~ Fr. Michael Heningham
"In these excellent courses, his grace, Bishop John, provides invaluable guidance on the spiritual and psychological issues of parish life. His years of ministry, clinical work, and theological study, as well as the supportive group discussions, offer practical skills for a priest or caregiver" ~ Fr. Peter Kavanaugh
"I was so thankful that Bp. John created a safe atmosphere for clergy to be vulnerable in a group setting and work on ourselves." ~ Fr. Adam Roberts