Pastoral Counseling Alumni are a religiously and culturally diverse community whose goals are the integration of spirituality and counseling in settings both social and religious. This rapidly expanding contingent of Loyola alumni reside all over the country and the world. The goal is to provide this unique group with resources and opportunities for career networking, continued learning, and lifelong connection with each other and Loyola.

Pastoral Counselors as Mental Health Pioneers in a Changing Psychospiritual Landscape
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Rd. Columbia, Md. 21045

RSVP by September 28:

Drs. Elizabeth Maynard and Jill Snodgrass invite you to Pastoral Counselors as Mental Health Pioneers in a Changing Psychospiritual Landscape, an evening of wine, appetizers, and conversation in celebration of the release of Understanding Pastoral Counseling. The event is on October 6, 2015 from 7-9 pm at Loyola University Maryland's Columbia Graduate Center. 
Contributing author and Executive Vice President and Dean of Brite Divinity School, Dr. Joretta Marshall, will give a brief presentation “Futures of a Past: From Within a More Traditional Counseling Model” followed by a reception.
Loyola’s Pastoral Counseling Department has always been at the forefront of the discipline, and Understanding Pastoral Counseling was touted by Dr. Robert J. Wicks as "the new benchmark book in the field" and a "tour de force." We look forward to the ways this book will open conversation and continue to form the identities and functions of pastoral counselors. And we expect the event to be a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, local clinicians, and leaders in the field to network with one another and collaborate toward new paradigms in the discipline of pastoral counseling. 
Please RSVP by September 28 by clicking here ( for what is sure to be an evening of great conversation and community. Due to the generous sponsorship of AAPC, the Career Center, Alumni Relations, the Pastoral Counseling Department, and the Office of Graduate Admission, the event is free. Donations will be accepted for the Kelley Murray Scholarship.

For more information, including a sample chapter, on Understanding Pastoral Counseling, please visit the publisher's website at Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event and are currently available for purchase in the Pastoral Counseling Department at the discounted rate of $60 for Loyola students and $75 for alumni and broader Loyola community.