I received my PhD in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta in 2004. My dissertation title was, “The Pastoral Counselling Students’ Experience Of Learning To Be Present With Their Clients.” I completed my Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1976.
Prior to coming to Waterloo Lutheran Seminary I was the program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Psychotherapy at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, AB (1998-2005). I also had a private psychotherapy practice and supervised pastoral counselling students.
I am an ordained Lutheran pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. I am certified as a specialist and teaching supervisor in pastoral counselling education with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.
The main focus of my current research is investigating the impact of animal assisted therapy in a university context. In particular, I am looking at the effect of interacting with dogs during final exams.
I supervise students in the areas of spiritual care and psychotherapy.
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