Spiritual Care Today is the official podcast of the Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, Inc. The vision of JPCP Inc. is advancing theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research.
Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy in Tanzania
In this episode, we talk with Tuntufye Anangisye Mwenisongole, BD, MATS, MAPC, PGDE, DTh. Tuntufye 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. In this episode, we talk about his therapy with those affected by HIV/AIDS and how he integrates music in his work with clients.
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.
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.
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
Pastoral Care Specialist
This episode features an interview with Aaron Pawelek who is a pastoral counselor and co-chair of the Pastoral Care Specialist Training Program, a new curriculum developed by the former American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the current ACPE Psychotherapy Commission. The 48-hour program focuses on providing the knowledge and skills pastoral caregivers in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely. To learn more about the program, click here.
Aaron Pawelek LICSW, MSW, MTS, is an ACPE Psychotherapist at the New England Pastoral Institute in Salem, New Hampshire. He received his Master of Social Work and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Boston University. Aaron has been leading the development of the Pastoral Care Specialist program since 2017.
This episode features an interview with Suzanne Tindall, an interfaith minister, hospice chaplain, and Certified Spiritual Director. Our discussion presents a short introduction to spiritual direction and how it differs from other forms of spiritual care.
Suzanne Tindall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from California State University and a Master of Arts in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. She is an ordained interfaith minister and a Certified Spiritual Director through the Chaplaincy Institute.