A One-day Seminar
Orthodox Psychotherapy and Mental Health in our Communities.
Exploring the view of the Church and Community and how they can work together to help all made in God's Image.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Sponsored by St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA (OCA)
and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvannia (OCA)
10:00am – Opening introductions (with Coffee and donuts).
10:15am- Session One – Dr. Christopher Veniamin – “Orthodox Psychotherapy and its relationship to Mental Illness”
Dr. Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds the four-year first degree in theology from the University of Thessalonica in Greece, his doctoral degree in theology from the University of Oxford in England, and, since 1994, has been the Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Pennsylvania.
11-11:15am Q/A with Dr. Christopher
11:30am Session Two- Rev. Paul Schellbach, MSW
"Pastoring those with Mental Illness"
12-12:15am Q/A with Fr. Paul
1:30pm - Panel Discussion- with the above speakers and other health professionals and community leaders with questions from those attending given to the panel. Panel participants include: Psychologist, Dr. Larrissa Lorchak, Dr. Patricia Shellbach, and others to be announced.
3:00pm- Final remarks and thank you.
4:00pm- Everyone is welcome to stay for Vespers at St Mary’s
Mount Thabor Publishing will have a table of books and other reading material on the topic for sale.
Cost for seminar: 10$ pay at the door. For more information call 570-645-2772