SUMMER June 6-8, 2013: “Pastoral Counseling: Conflict Resolution Skills”

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St. Vladimir's Seminary will offer a summer workshop from June 6 to June 8, 2013, entitled "Pastoral Counseling: Conflict Resolution Dr. Albert RossiDr. Albert RossiSkills" with workshop leaders Dr. Albert Rossi, adjunct professor of Pastoral Theology, and The Rev. Nicholas J. Solak, rector of Holy Trinity Church, Stroudsburg, PA. The workshop is intended for beginners and seasoned counselors who are looking to improve their pastoral counseling effectiveness. Laypersons and ordained clergy are equally welcome.

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Course Description

Based on the foundational concept that we are all called to become a healing presence, the workshop will feature an interactive series of sessions to enhance the skills of each participant. The emphasis will be upon interpersonal conflict resolution skills rather than group conflict resolution skills.

Registration and Fees: Register Online

  • Registration is also available from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 6
  • Registration—$50
  • Room, Meals, Conference—$250 
  • Conference and meals only—$180
  • Conference only—$100


Supper for all participants will be at 6:00, followed by the initial session at 7:00. Sessions will continue on Friday, all day and evening. On Saturday, June 8, there will be sessions until 11:00, with lunch served at noon. Participants may leave at 1:00, or stay for Vespers at 5:00. 

On–Campus Accommodations

On-campus housing is in non-smoking, non-air conditioned, dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. Because there are a limited number of single rooms, they will be given to the first registrants. Staying on-campus includes meals at the refectory, which are catered, without individual meal options. The seminary staff will provide sheets and towels. Please bring your own personal items (such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and small fans.) Wireless access to the Internet for personal laptops will be available in the Library when the Reading Room is open, but wireless access in dormitory rooms cannot be guaranteed.

For questions about this event, please contact Tanya Penkrat, Special Events Coordinator, at or 914.961.8313, x351 

(Updated: March 14, 2013. Check back for revisions and additional information.)