Clinical Supervisor at Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano) & Director of Spiritual Care
David holds a BA in socio-cultural anthropology from Temple University, an MA in religious studies from Providence College, a graduate diploma in spirituality, as well as a licentiate and a PhD in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
He completed a one-year clinical residency in pastoral care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center affiliated with the Penn State University School of Medicine, a year-long traineeship in sex and relationship therapy at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a fellowship in psychoanalysis at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute (now the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine).
With over thirty years’ experience in ministry, David has been a professor of spirituality, pastoral ministry and applied ethics in the graduate schools of several colleges and universities. He is the co-founder of the annual National Clinical Training Seminar-West and was formerly convener of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP).
David serves as general editor for the Boisen Books Project (BoisenBooks.com) which is publishing new editions of the major works of Anton T. Boisen, founder of the clinical pastoral care movement. At the 2015 CPSP Plenary gathering in Chicago, he curated the first-ever exhibit of primary source materials from the Boisen Archives.
David has worked internationally in a wide variety of settings, bridging cultural, ethnic, racial and faith group boundaries, and among socially marginalized populations and sexual minorities.
He is an ordained member of the Francis of Assisi Eucharistic Community in Gilbert, Arizona, and has a private therapy practice in the Bay Area.
Supervisor-in-Training and Clinical Chaplain
He has extensive experience in both hospital and hospice settings, is a CPSP board certified clinical chaplain and a clinical fellow in hospice and palliative care,
Ed received his BS degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, his MDiv degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an MA in education from Claremont Graduate University. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister of more than 30 years and retired as an Air Force lieutenant colonel after a distinguished career as a military chaplain.
Consulting Diplomate Supervisors
Raymond has been a clinical pastoral supervisor and psychotherapist since 1969 in general hospital and psychiatric institutions. For 15 years, until 2007, he was Director of Pastoral Care at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the teaching hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He has directed clinical pastoral education programs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia, New York Methodist Hospital, Roanoke (VA) Mental Health Center, Episcopal Health Services of Long Island, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.
He holds a B.A. from Boston University, M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary (Richmond), an S.T.M from University of the South, and the D.Min. degree from New York Theological Seminary.
Raymond has written and published extensively in the area of pastoral psychotherapy and social ethics. He is the author two books, The Poisoning of Eros: Sexual Values in Conflict (1989), and Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom (Praeger, 2007). He has contributed chapters to various collections of essays and has published in many journals including The Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Religion and Health, Christianity and Crisis, The Christian Century, Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His opinion pieces have appeared in most major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, and others, and appear frequently on counterpunch.com.
Dr. Lawrence has been a minister for 50 years, first as a Methodist and later as an Episcopalian. He serves as Training Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Care.
The Reverend Dr. William C Scar is founding diplomate in pastoral psychotherapy of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter and the currently president (2015-17) of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
Bill is a diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a clinical chaplain certified by CPSP.
He received his BA from Kenyon College and studied graduate-level psychology at St. Louis University and the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He completed the Pastoral Care and Counseling Training Program in the Division of Religion and Psychiatry, as well as the two-year Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program for Community Practitioners, at The Menninger Foundation and Clinic.
Since 1994, Bill has been Director of The Good Samaritan Counseling Center, sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council, in Southern California.