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This workshop will explore the gifts and challenges in working as a bivocational/multivocational clergy person. It will explore strategies to help support clergy wellness in the face of multiple, often competing, demands. In addition, it will review strategies to help congregations support multivocational clergy.
This workshop will be offered twice to offer the most scheduling flexibility for attendees. Attendees do not need to attend both sessions.
Workshop(s) are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
About the instructor
Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist who works as clinician, educator, consultant, and speaker. Her research and clinical work focus on making mental health accessible and equitable for people in marginalized communities, and equipping mental health professionals to better serve these communities. She specializes in the integration of issues of faith with mental health, supporting individuals and faith communities in understanding how spiritual and religious systems impact mental and emotional wellness. Dr. Brown’s areas of interest and expertise include the impact of racism and race-related stress on mental health, generational and cultural trauma, and the intersection of faith and mental health. In addition to various peer reviewed and popular media articles, Dr. Brown is the author of Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church.