“Gold and Clay” Conference

May 13, 2017
The Sophia Institute International Center for Eastern Christian Thought and Culture
3041 Broadway
New York,, NY 10027

A preliminary meeting of Orthodox Christian theologians, clergy, chaplains, and counselors, and Jungian psychoanalysts, will be held under the auspices of the Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation (APOCC) at The Sophia Institute International Center for Eastern Orthodox Thought and Culture. At the meeting, titled, “Gold and Clay: Healing and Transformation in Jungian Psychology and Orthodox Christianity,” the select group will share perspectives on healing and human flourishing in light of modern societal trends, including those within mental health care and pastoral care.

The first part of the day is a private consultation between the core participants, followed by two panel discussions open to the public from 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

The Reverend Adrian Budica, supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and Director of Field Education at St. Vladimir's Seminary, helped to organize the conference, and he will co-chair the event. He will, as well, facilitate one of the afternoon panels. "My involvement with the conference" said Fr. Adrian, "started with discovering a common interest in Analytical Psychology via a meeting with my co-chair, Pia Chaudhari, and Fr. John Behr (the seminary faculty member who advised her Ph.D. thesis). For me, the Jungian theory informs my pastoral supervision theory in CPE."

Other participants from our St. Vladimir’s Seminary community will include:

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