Animal Rites: Four legged Friends in Faith & PsychotherapyMay 21st, 2003Rev. Stan Adamson, D.Min.Pastor, St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchLaurie Branch, M.A., Pastoral Counseling, L.P.C., CACIII, N.C.C.
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About the Presentation
Animals are an integral part of the way things are, and the therapeutic and spiritually enriching connection we have with other life forms is being utilized to enrich the lives of individuals, congregations, and clients in therapy. Learn how one congregation celebrates our interconnectedness with all of life in an annual “blessing of the animals,” and how animals, particularly dogs, but also other species as well, can be therapeutic companions in the healing and wholeness journey.
About the Presenters
Rev. Stan Adamson, D.Min., Pastor of St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Boulder for fifteen years. His Doctor of Ministry degree is from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Laurie Branch, M.A., Pastoral Counseling, L.P.C., CACIII, N.C.C.
(“Eden”, is Laurie’s co-presenting Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog)