The Rev. Canon Dr. Jody Clarke

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Contact Me
Phone: 902-425-5315
Email: jclarke@astheology.ns.ca

Areas of Expertise
Death, dying, bereavement/grief, trauma, sexuality, congregational dynamics and development, leadership, personality theory, guilt, sports and religion, the nature of intimacy and closeness, individual and community resilience, medically assisted dying, humour, Charles Dickens, Psychospiritual themes in literature, running, Rowan Williams, Anglicanism, spirituality and drumming, listening and hearing for the first time, football

B.A. (Dalhousie University)
MDiv (Trinity)
D.Min. (St. Stephen's)

Research Interests

  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Dying to Death
  • Trauma and trauma recovery
  • Forgiveness, freedom and peace
  • Guilt
  • Character change
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Virtue, Ethics and Leadership

Recent Courses

  • PT 2134: Introduction to Dynamic Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • PT 3149: Dying, Death and Grief
  • PT 3150: Emotions
  • GS 3000 A&B: Graduate Seminar

Publications

  • Wonder and the Divine Dance: The Lived Reality of Qualitative Research within a Master of Divinity Curriculum, in Qualitative Research in Theological Education: Pedagogy in Practice. Edited by Susan Willhauck and Mary Clark Moschella. London: SCM, 2018.
  • Davanloo’s Technique in the Case of the 17-Year-Old with Anorexia Nervosa and a Complex Unconscious: Part I, Angela Schmitt, Jody Clarke and Catherine Hickey. Current Psychiatric Reviews 2018 Volume 4.
  • Davanloo’s Technique in the Case of the 17-Year-Old with Anorexia Nervosa and a Complex Unconscious: Part II, Catherine Hickey, Angela Schmitt and Jody Clarke. Current Psychiatric Reviews 2018 Volume 4.
  • The Metapsychology of Guilt and Redemption: A Case Study of Dicken’s Pip Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, April 2018.
  • The Therapeutic Covenant: A Psychotheological Pathway to Dynamic Engagement, The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Fall 2009, Volume 63, Number 3.
  • The Metapsychology of Character Change: A Case Study of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, Fall 2009, Volume 11, Issue 4.
  • Pastoral Diagnosis: Assessing the Psychothological Themes of Freedom and Meaning, The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Fall 2008, Volume 62, Number 3.