Our Supervisors

Clinical Supervisor at Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano) & Director of Spiritual Care

1236765_10152148393858942_1185264365_nDavid Roth, Ph.D, is a CPSP certified clinical chaplain and diplomate in pastoral supervision. He is Director of Spiritual Care and on-site CPE supervisor at Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano).

David holds a BA in 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 sacred 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, and a fellowship in psychoanalysis at NYU Psychoanalytic Institute.

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 formerly convener of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter of CPSP and is co-founder of the annual National Clinical Training Seminar-West. He serves as general editor for the Boisen Books Project which will republish the major works of Anton T. Boisen, father of the clinical pastoral care movement, beginning in 2015.

David has worked 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 Phoenix.


Supervisor-in-Training and Clinical Chaplain

Ed Luckett-headshotEd Luckett is the hospice and palliative care chaplain for Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano) and a CPE supervisor-in-training.

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 Lawrence, D. Min., is General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP), a position he has held since the founding of the organization in 1990.

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 HealthChristianity and CrisisThe Christian CenturyJournal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His opinion pieces have appeared in most major U.S. newspapers, including The New York TimesBoston GlobeBaltimore SunWashington PostDallas Morning NewsHouston ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchSan Francisco ExaminerLos 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 currently president-elect 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, serving southern Los Angeles County, California, with main offices located in San Pedro.


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