The Center for Career Development and Ministry in Dedham, Mass., is seeking a pastoral counselor, preferably LMHC or LMFT, to work with clergy in transition and with candidates who are pursuing ordination to the ministry.
We have served the vocational discernment needs of church personnel for more than 40 years, employing a two-day program model that is holistic in nature. Spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and psychological aspects are discussed. Our clinicians help clients reflect upon their faith perspective, temperament, self-management, resilience, interpersonal skills, and leadership ability from the perspectives of family systems theory, developmental theory, and emotional intelligence. Our model generates extensive objective data from a psychometric panel. The program helps identify personal style, motivating values, preferred skills and capacities, developmental challenges, and particular issues that might influence effectiveness in ministry work.