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 Louisana 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 in the Pastoral Care concentration in addition to teaching courses in Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care with Families, Pastoral Care with Groups and Congregations, Emotional Competence for Ministry, Professional Issues in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Dreams as a Resource for Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care with Addicted Persons, and The Psychology of Religious Experience.

Dr. Massey is a Certified Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.  She is also a Life and Professional Coach and is an affiliate 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.

In addition, Dr. Massey is an active member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, where she participates and assists in the leadership of the "Divine Feminine" Sunday School Class.  Some of Dr. Massey's hobbies and interests include Louisiana-style and Southern Cooking, reading, and Star Trek.  She is married and the mother of two boys.

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