Denise McLain Massey

Denise Massey, McAfee School of TheologyAssociate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Ph.D. 1991, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M 1987, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity 1984, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. 1980 Louisiana College 

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Dr. Denise McLain Massey is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  She received an MDiv in Pastoral Care, a ThM in Pastoral Care and a PhD in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky.  Prior to coming to McAfee, Dr. Massey was the Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.  She led the hospital to be accredited as a teaching site with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.  She also provided pastoral counseling with the Pastoral Care and Counseling Center of Louisville Kentucky.  At McAfee, Dr. Massey advises students who are interested in chaplaincy and pastoral counseling, in addition to teaching courses in Spiritual Care, Emotional Intelligence for Ministry & Leadership, Dreams as a Resource for Spiritual Care, Spiritual Care with Addicted Persons, Spiritual Care through Coaching, and Spiritual Formation.

Dr. Massey is a Certified Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.  She is also a Life Coach and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. She has lectured extensively in organizations affiliated with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Currently, Dr. Massey is working on a book tentatively titled The Coaching Minister: How to Guide People to Create the Changes they Desire.

Dr. Massey is a member of the Society for Pastoral Theology and Spiritual Directors International.  Some of Dr. Massey's hobbies and interests include Louisiana-style Cooking and reading for fun.  She enjoys finding spiritual significance in Star Trek and Harry Potter. She is married and the mother of two young adult men.

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