Carol J. Cook

 Carol J. Cook
Address1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Hope College,
M.A., Michigan State University,
M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary,
M.S.W., Rutgers University;,

Hope College, B.A. cum laude; Michigan State University, M.A.; Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. and Ph.D.; Rutgers University; M.S.W.

Carol J. Cook joined the Louisville Seminary faculty in 2000, having taught at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and served as a teaching fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her teaching interests include the integration of psychology and theology, exploration of gender issues in church and society, and utilizing literature and the arts in theological education.

She is a marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, and a certified pastoral counselor. While her clinical experience is broad based, Dr. Cook has a special interest in the challenges that adults face as they differentiate from and maintain relationships to their families of origin.

”In teaching, and in pastoral care and counseling settings, I seek to provide a safe space for people to explore and deepen their participation in the mysteries of the Christian faith and life. These encounters can offer comfort, challenge, or simply companionship, as together we question, grow and ultimately embrace our respective sacred journeys.”

Dr. Cook has devoted much of her writing and research to issues in psycho-social human development and the way they intersect with growth in faith. This is reflected in her dissertation, Singing a New Song: Relationality as a Context for Identity Development, Growth in Faith, and Christian Education. Other publications include “Charisma and Personal Abuse” in Perspectives (1998); “Bruegel, the Bible and Christian Education” in Reformed Review (1995); “Hoping the Journey is Home” in The Living Light (1991); and “Growing in Faith through the Life Cycle: A Literature Review: in Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith (Spring 2004).

Dr. Cook is a member of the Reformed Church in America. She serves on the board of editors of Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, is a fellow in American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC); and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).

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