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Speakers include national and international experts in psychology and human and spiritual formation.
Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., D.Min., is president emeritus of Saint Luke Institute, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, a clinical psychologist, and a clinical associate professor at The Catholic University of America. Msgr. Rossetti holds a doctor of ministry degree from CUA and a PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College. He served in two parishes immediately after ordination and is a 1973 graduate of the Air Force Academy. Msgr. Rossetti was president of Saint Luke Institute from 1996 to 2009 and served two stints as the Catholic chaplain to Antarctica and the South Pole. The author of numerous books and articles on priestly wellness and spirituality, Msgr. Rossetti is a much sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist, is the director of the Candidate Assessment Program for Saint Luke Institute and the director of Saint Luke Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky. She has been a member of the clinical services department at Saint Luke Institute since 2006. She received her graduate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Kentucky and completed her doctoral training in a community mental health setting in New York City. Dr. Cash's clinical services include individual and group therapy, psychological evaluation and assessment, and facilitation of psycho-educational groups for mental health and well-being.
Rev. David Songy, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., is a priest of the Capuchin Province of Mid-America and a clinical psychologist. Prior to coming to Saint Luke Institute, he was the spiritual director and prefect of studies at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He also was director of counseling services at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and held several positions at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. Fr. Songy holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Denver and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Teresianum, the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome. He holds a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola College and theology degrees from Aquinas Institute. Fr. Songy speaks Italian, Spanish and Tok Pisin, the language of Papua New Guinea and gives workshops on topics such as priestly spirituality, formation in priestly celibacy, cybersex addiction and the integration of psychological and spiritual treatment.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, serves as the vocation director, assistant formation director and adjunct professor of psychology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and is a fellow in human formation for Saint Luke Institute. He is a licensed psychologist whose work includes teaching courses on human development and human sexuality to seminarians and lay degree students. Br. Falkenhain also conducts research in the areas of celibacy formation, child sexual offense by clergy, healthy psychosocial/psychosexual adjustment of clergy and religious, and adjustment and formation issues.
Rev. Denis Robinson, OSB, is president-rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is also an assistant professor of systematic theology. A Mississippi native, Fr. Robinson attended Saint Meinrad College and School of Theology, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and then a master's degree in d. He was parochial vicar for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Memphis, TN, from 1993-1996, when he joined the Saint Meinrad monastery. He also attended the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, where he received a master’s degree in theology in 2002, a licentiate in sacred theology in 2003, and doctorates in sacred theology and philosophy in 2007.
Crystal Taylor-Dietz, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and the director of the Caritas Counseling Center at Saint Luke Institute. She is also an assistant clinical professor of clinical psychology at The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program. She received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center, along with a post-doctoral fellowship at The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program. Prior to becoming director, Dr. Taylor-Dietz was a member of the residential treatment staff of Saint Luke Institute. Her research and clinical interests include issues related to multicultural diversity, the intersection of spirituality and psychology, social justice and wellness promotion.
Michael Day received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and an M.A. and M.T.S. from Saint Meinrad School of Theology. Dr. Day works on a consultation basis with Saint Luke Center and is the director of personal counseling and a member of the adjunct faculty at Indiana University Southeast. His experience includes work in higher education and children/family residential treatment. He is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana and his clinical interests include trauma informed care, developmental related issues, clinical supervision, and education.
Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a staff member of Saint Luke Center in Louisville, KY. She has presented workshops for priests and religious on transition, communication, forgiveness, and other topics in personal growth. Before coming to Saint Luke Institute she worked for many years in seminary formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and the Pontifical North American College. She is the former subprioress of the Benedictine community in Ferdinand, Indiana.
Michael Pollard is a licensed clinical social worker on the clinical staff of the St. Luke Consultation Center (SLCC) in St. Louis, Missouri, an affiliate of Saint Luke Institute, where he has worked since its founding in 1992. Before joining the staff there he worked in a residential treatment facility for priests and religious in Sunset Hills, Missouri. He holds two master’s degrees from Washington University in education and social work. Mr. Pollard’s clinical work includes group and individual therapy and psycho-assessment, and he coordinates weekly psycho-educational workshops for participants in the SLCC intensive treatment program.
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