This collection of essays are a tribute to the late Joan E. Hemenway whose contributions to the pastoral care, counseling, and education movement were cut short by her untimely death. All persons interested in group processes and particularly in the creative developments of a systems-centered approach to groups, especially as explicated by Yvonne M. Agazarian, will find this collection of interest.
Those educators and clinicians whose activities are motivated from religious and spiritual motifs will discover many new avenues for their clinical and educational delivery systems.
Many seminaries and schools of theology in major universities now require some form of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as part of their curricular offerings. Group process plays a major role in these programs in general and mental hospitals, as well as in correctional institutions. The professors and clinical supervisors of such programs and projects will discover in this volume sundry ways to enhance and expand their contributions to theological education and to the personal development of care givers.
Joan Hemenway was a unique and important leader in Clinical Pastoral Education. Her leadership encompassed her supervision of students and mentoring of junior colleagues, her organizational leadership, and her many "firsts" as a woman in CPE. Throughout her career Joan also contributed and generated theoretical and conceptual knowledge that raised the bar of the standards of practice...
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About Catherine F. Garlid, Angelika A. Zollfrank, George Fitchett (Editors)
Joan E. Hemenway's contribution to the pastoral care, counseling, and education movement was, and continues to be, immense. As an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, a hospital chaplain, and a frequent contributor to the literature in the pastoral arts and sciences, her legacy is sure to illuminate the future of the Clinical Pastoral Education movement in the United States and worldwide.