December 2010 Audio Conference
Presented by Edward Smink, Ph.D., BCC
About the Presenter:
Edward Smink Ph.D. BCC. is a board certified chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy with an emphasis in Depth Psychology and Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpentaria, California. His doctoral work highlights the heroic journey of healing and is titled: “The Thresholds of Affliction: The Heroic Journey of Healing.” Drawing from his research into the classics of literature, theology, and other disciplines, as well as his extensive pastoral experience as a nurse, pastoral counselor, chaplain, and a senior vice president of mission, Dr. Smink will reflect on two questions that are integral to chaplaincy: “What is so heroic about chaplaincy?” and “How is the chaplain a wounded healer?” Insights and reflections on these questions reveal an inner wisdom where metaphors and archetypal energies empower the chaplain in ministry.
Following the session, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the ministry of chaplaincy as an heroic journey for one’s self and for those they serve.
- Explore the Chaplain’s participation in the universal archetype of the wounded healer in which Jesus the Christ is the par excellence example.
- Recognize anew the Chaplain’s inner resources that nourish them in ministry.
Edward began the two sessions with a presentation, followed by facilitated participant exchange. The participants qualify for up to 3 CEHs for the two sessions.