QUITO, ECUADOR – Paul Yeun, D. Min., was invited to participate in a week-long teaching mission in Quito, Ecuador from Nov. 11 to Nov. 19, providing lectures on pastoral care and counseling to Methodist ministers and laity in Ecuador.

Yeun, a board-certified chaplain and director of pastoral care at Chambersburg Hospital, presented seminars on:

  • Basic principles in pastoral counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Marital counseling
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Ministering to the emotional and spiritual needs of the elderly
  • Grief counseling
  • Pastoral care of patients in a health care setting
  • Marriage Enrichment

More than 50 pastors and lay people were in attendance at the seminars.

While in Ecuador, Yeun was invited to present seminars on religion and health to school students and their parents, as well as deliver his message at the school’s chapel service.

“This teaching mission has been a wonderful experience,” Yeun said. “I was also excited to have an opportunity to visit Quevedo, which is the city where we will be having our next medical mission in March 2014.”

Yeun is a licensed professional counselor by the state of Texas, and a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Yeun is also an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a clinical supervisor in pastoral care at the Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013