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Earl Thompson, Jr.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Family Studies, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor

EDUCATION:

Davidson College, B.S. 1957
Union Theological Seminary (New York), M.Div. 1961
Princeton University, M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1966

CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
National Training Lab Institute, Bethel, Maine, Summer 1977
Boston Institute of Psychotherapy, 1979-1982
United Pastoral Counseling Center, Newton Massachusetts, 1982-1999
Director, Andover Newton Pastoral Counseling Training Consortium, 1995-98
Hospice Volunteer, 2000—

CLINICAL STANDING:
Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and
Family Therapy, Retired
Formerly Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, Massachusetts

BIOGRAPHY:

After teaching church history for 17 years and then pastoral psychology and family studies for 19 years at Andover Newton, Professor Thompson retired from full-time teaching in 2000.  An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he also trained and practiced as a marriage and family therapist for 19 years.  Since 2000, Professor Thompson has taught as an adjunct professor at Andover Newton.

Since semi-retirement, he has been very active in his church and community in St. Augustine, Florida. He visits shut-ins and works closely with the deacons providing guidance and encouragement. He also teaches regularly in the adult education program. Moreover, he has been active for many years as a volunteer in Hospice especially in nursing homes. He also participates as a member of an HIV-AIDS care team in St. Augustine.

Earl is married to Marjorie Lain Marsh (ANTS ‘84), a Presbyterian minister, with whom he collaborates in ministry in St. Augustine. They are also avid hikers and lap swimmers, and frequently travel on Elderhostel programs abroad.

Marjorie and I have four adult children, married and living in England, San Francisco, Boston, and Providence. We also have five grandchildren. We have thoroughly enjoying being grandparents although it is a challenge when we live so far away.

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