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What is Spiritual Care? Pastoral and Spiritual Care

February 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join us for the What Is Spiritual Care? Pastoral and Spiritual Care webinar on Tuesday, February 2, at 12:00 pm. This is part of the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) five-part webinars series, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min.

February 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET What Is Spiritual Care? Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Moderator: Claudia Kohli Reichenbach (Universität Bern/ Institut für Praktische Theologie, Switzerland)
Panelists: The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD
The Rev. Emmanuel Yartekwei Lartey, PhD
Chaplain Kei Okada

Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There is a $25 fee to attend each webinar. Register for all five, and receive a discount. All webinars will also be livestreamed and recordings will be made available after each livestream on the IASC Facebook page.

For more information on the rest of the webinars in this conference, click here.

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The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD

The Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White is Dean/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, New York.  She has published 9 books including Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis; Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective; Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling; and The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response.  She is President of the IASC, and serves on the Steering Committee of the Psychology, Culture & Religion program unit of the American Academy of Religion, as well as several editorial review panels.  She is an Episcopal priest, licensed and board-certified clinical counselor (LCPC, NBCC), and pastoral psychotherapist.

The Rev. Emmanuel Yartekwei Lartey, PhD

The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spiritual Care at Candler School of Theology.  He teaches pastoral theology, care, and counseling at Candler, as well as in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion. An internationally acclaimed scholar, Lartey is recognized as a pioneer in the development of an intercultural approach to pastoral care and counseling, which argues for and models respectful engagement across racial, gender, class, cultural and religious boundaries. He is the author of 5 books including In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling; Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World; Postcolonializing God: New Perspectives on Pastoral and Practical Theology;  and most recently (with Hellena Moon), Postcolonial Images of Spiritual Care: Challenges of Care in a Neoliberal Age.  He is a founding Board member of IASC.

Kei Okada, MDiv, BCC

The Rev. Kei Okada is the Program Manager, End-of-Life Spiritual Care at Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Hospice and Palliative Care.  Kei is a Board Certified Chaplain in BCCI, an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); also is an ordained minister of American Baptist Churches, USA.  A Christian mystic and a visual artist, born in New York and raised in Kanazawa, Japan, he spent 8 years in visual and performing arts before studying at Union Theological Seminary and starting to pursue chaplaincy 28 years ago.  His focus in recent lectures and writings in U.S. and Japan has been on creative integration of inter-sensory & intra/inter-personal end-of-life consciousness and semantics in spiritual care.