Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Henry Ormond, OCarm
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PhD, United States International University

MA, Duquesne University

MS, San Francisco State University

BA, St. Mary's College of California; 

Henry Ormond, OCarm

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling

Fr. Henry trusts God's action in people. His life is devoted to the psychological and spiritual integration of people’s lives, both in pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. Fr. Henry engages his students to develop an understanding of the richness and importance of dealing with the emotional and psychological dimensions of life that contribute to effective ministry. His methodology combines Socratic questioning with reflection on personal experience. He believes that learning happens in seeing the relationship between new information and what is already understood through personal experience. Fr. Henry brings over forty years of experience as teacher, psychotherapist, and spiritual director to ministry with people in a variety of denominations and states of life.

The course Fr. Henry teaches is Pastoral Counseling: Skills and Process. He formerly has taught courses in theories of counseling and psychotherapy, supervised practicum, professional ethics and legal issues in counseling, marriage and family counseling, and spiritual direction. Fr. Henry completed his doctoral studies in existential therapy with Viktor Frankl, MD, and post-doctoral studies in Family Systems Theory and Therapy with Murray Bowen, MD. He completed studies in formative spirituality with Adrian van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Ph.D.

Fall 2015

Pastoral Counseling: Process and Skills (PS-1016)

Fall 2014        

Pastoral Counseling: Process and Skills (PS-1016)

Spring 2010

Advanced Issues in Pastoral Counseling (PS-2064)

Fall 2009

Issues in Pastoral Counseling (PS-1248)

"Being Yourself and Belonging to God: Dealing with the Many Hungers of the Human Heart." Paper presented in Rome, 2001. (forthcoming)

Research interests

Fr. Henry is currently working on a book that builds a contemporary bridge to the spiritual classic of St. Terésa of Avila, The Interior Castle. He is investigating the psychological dynamics of the journey she describes through the "Seven Mansions" as being a journey towards intimacy with God that is both desired and at times fearful.

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