Jesse Schellenberg, (PhD in process)

Assistant Professor of Counselling
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Teaches:

Marriage and Family Therapy

  Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. (Oscar Wilde) 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe the most powerful resource that I can bring to the classroom is my genuine self; a caring and empathetic presence that is deeply committed to my students' highest educational good. I believe the classroom to be an extension of the Church; a community in which God is glorified through the full and plenary development of our gifts and abilities, through our practice and intellect.

Background

For the past 10 years I have served my community as a clinical supervisor, counsellor, and occasional lecturer, specializing in the integration of psychology and theology. My professional development has included training in Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, OEI, and Satir Systemic Therapy. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Theology, focusing on the integration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism and counselling psychology.

Education

BA - Trinity Western University (2002)
MA in Christian Studies - ACTS (2006)
MA in Theology - ACTS (2011)
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy - ACTS (2014)
PhD in Theology - University of Toronto (in process)

Research

Integration of theology and psychology
Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Theological anthropology
Christian humanism
Trauma
Couples therapy
The experience allowed me to come alive, which produced the ultimate aspect of operating in my unique design and equipping me for a greater calling to speak and teach.
Charlene Van Ee