Angella M. Pak Son

 Angella M. Pak Son
Address36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 7940

Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion, Drew University Theological Seminary

Angella Son joined Drew University faculty in 2001, having been an adjunct professor in New Brunswick Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister and a pastoral counselor, Dr. Son has involved in both church and pastoral counseling in order to engage her theoretical work with practice. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pastoral Theology and hosts a Christian talk-show on WMBC-TV. Within the fields of pastoral care, pastoral counseling, psychology of religion, and pastoral theology, her main scholarly interest focuses on the research on the formation of psychological self and transformation of spiritual self. She generally works with Karl Barth’s theological anthropology, Heinz Kohut’s psychology of the self, and Family Systems theory. Particular topics of her research interest include issues of narcissism, shame, depression, atonement, women, the health of families, Confucianism, and Korean-American cultural studies. She is invited as a preacher and speaker to churches and other organizations in addition to her involvement in academic professional presentations.

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