Evaluations for Religious Vocation

Evaluations for Religious Vocation in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA Psychological Services

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Dr. Schwartzburd has more than 30 years of experience in treating and evaluating members of religious orders, both priests and brothers and diocesan priests and sisters.  The Berkeley Institute for Behavioral Health and Psychological Services offers evaluations of those seeking to enter religious life.  Evaluations consist of psychological testing both by computer and direct face to face testing by licensed psychologists expert in doing these evaluations.

We also offer individual and group psychotherapy and clinical biofeedback. Some of those we serve find it to be helpful along with traditional spiritual direction in dealing with issues of spirituality, vocation and personal and interpersonal development.

Dr. Schwartzburd served for 5 years on the board of the Diocese of Santa Rosa dealing with sensitive issues concerning policy and also working directly with lay people and diocesan personnel.  He presently serves on the Ethics Review Board of the Capuchin Franciscans Western America Province, dealing with sensitive issues concerning policy and participating in the evaluation of individuals and their needs. The functions of this Board are accredited by the Praesidium.  He has also served as a consultant to Catholic Charities of San Francisco.

Dr. Schwartzburd is a Fellow of The American Academy of Psychotherapists and has published articles in the Jesuit journal Human Development, and has presented at symposia and professional workshops on subjects related to religious life.

PUBLICATIONS REGARDING RELIGIOUS LIFE

“Spirituality and Self-Relationship,” Human Development, Volume Six, Number Four, Winter 1985.

“The Risky Confrontation of Friends,” Human Development, Volume Nine, Number Two, Summer 1988.

“A Jungian, A Jesuit and A Jew Struggle With Common Ethical Issues”, Workshop presented with Curtis Bryant, S.J., Ph.D. and June Singer, Ph.D., American Academy of Psychotherapists Institute and Conference, San Francisco, 1995

“Treatment of Priest Sexual offenders”, Symposium: “Catholic Priests Who Sexually Abuse Minors: What Do We Know?”  American Psychological Association, San Francisco, August 26, 2001.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“A Twenty-Year Journey With Sarah,”  Voices: The Art And Science of Psychotherapy, Volume 46, Number 3, Winter 2010

“Time and Transition: Technology and The Human Condition-Implications for Psychotherapy” Plenary Session, American Academy of Psychotherapists Institute and Conference, Millennium III: Time, Transition and The Human Condition, Savannah, November 12-16, 2008

“Identity Self-Hatred”, Workshop presented with Jonathan Farber, Ph.D. at American Academy of Psychotherapists Summer Workshop, Sebasco, Maine, 2003

“The Foundations of Ethics”, Invited Workshop presented at the Southern Region of the American Academy of Psychotherapists Spring Workshop, Lake Lanier, Georgia, 2002

“Bull Rider,”  Poem, Voices: The Art And Science of Psychotherapy, Volume 36 Number 1 Spring 2000.

Projection As A Force In Life and Psychotherapy”, Workshop presented with Jonathan Farber, Ph.D., American Academy of Psychotherapists Institute and Conference, Chicago, 1999

Projection As A Force In Life and Psychotherapy”, Workshop presented with Jonathan Farber, Ph.D., American Academy of Psychotherapists Summer Workshop, Sedona Arizona, 2000

“The Treatment of Time Pathologies”, Chapter in Heart and Mind:  Practice of Cardiac Psychology, Allen, R., Ed.  American Psychological Association, 1996. With Diane Ulmer, R. N., M.S.

“The Dialectics of Fear,” Voices:  The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Volume 30, Number 2, Summer 1994.

“The Psychologically Vulnerable Workers’ Compensation Claimant,” (in submission).

“On Wings from My Possible Sack,” Poem, Voices:  The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Volume 26, Number 4, Winter 1990.

“Type A Behavior Modification,” Invited Symposium Western Psychological Association, April 28 – May 1, 1988.

Areas We Provide Evaluation for Religious Vocation Services To:

The Berkeley Institute provides evaluations for those looking to enter religious life to Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Piedmont, Emeryville, Orinda, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, LaFayette, San Rafael, San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito and surrounding areas.

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