Felicity Kelcourse



Associate Professor of  Pastoral Care and Counseling | Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Phone: (317) 931-2354

Email: fkelcourse@cts.edu

Felicity Brock Kelcourse is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. She has published articles in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, Encounter, Chaplaincy Today, and The Living Pulpit. Her most recent publications include “Human development and faith, pastoral theology and pastoral care,” in Pastoral Psychology and Psychology of Religion in Dialogue, edited by Noth, Isabelle, Christoph Morgenthaler, and Kathleen J. Greider (Kohlhammer, 2011); “Intersubjective and theological contexts of pastoral counseling supervision: Self, psyche and soul,” in Courageous conversations: The teaching and learning of pastoral supervision, edited by William R. DeLong (University Press of America, 2010); Healing wisdom: Depth psychology and the pastoral ministry, co-edited with an introduction by Kathleen Greider and Deborah Hunsinger (Eerdmans, 2010); and “A phenomenology of self, psyche, and soul: what can we learn from a name?” web published in The Global Spiral, an e-publication of Metanexus Institute, 2008. Kelcourse is the editor and author of several chapters in Human Development and Faith: Life-cycle stages of body, mind and soul (Chalice Press, 2004). She contributed a chapter entitled “Rape and Redemption,” in Kitchen Talk, edited by Jane MacAvoy (Chalice Press, 2003), and has a chapter entitled “Discernment: The soul’s eye view,” in Out of the Silence: Quakers on Pastoral Care and Counseling, edited by Bill Ratliff (Pendle Hill, 2001). A graduate of Oberlin College, Earlham School of Religion, the doctoral program in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, and Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute in New York, Kelcourse is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society for Pastoral Theology, Spiritual Directors International, the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education (ADME), and Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling. She has served on the planning committee for the Psychology, Culture and Religion group of AAR and as a board member for ADME. She is also a certified Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Supervisor and Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Her research considers pastoral theological approaches to healing and personal transformation as aspects of redemption and fruits of discernment. Her ministry includes pastoral psychotherapy and spiritual direction working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Recorded as a Quaker minister (Religious Society of Friends) in 1987, Kelcourse has served congregations in Indiana, Ohio, London, and Jamaica.

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