Pastoral Workshop: Accepting Limits Within Unlimited Expectations

Sat, 2007-11-10 14:00 - 18:00

ACCEPTING LIMITS WITHIN UNLIMITED EXPECTATIONS: Avoiding Burnout and Making Passionately Committed Ministry

This workshop will invite participants to examine the intrapersonal and systematic factors that interact to drain and exhaust them when trying to meet the demands to which they are wholeheartedly committed. In addition, the workshop will present the characteristics of individuals engaged in emotionally demanding work who continue to thrive despite experinecing the same obstacles that cause burn-out in others.

Raymond F. Dlugos, OSA

Raymond Dlugos, OSA, is an Augustinian Friar and Roman Catholic priest. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he was ordained in 1983 and has served as a high school teacher in Florida, a parish minister in Philadelphia, and as Vocation Director for his Province. He completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Albany, State University of New York. His Doctoral Dissertation, "Psychotherapists Passionately Committed to Their Work: A Qualitative Study of Their Experiences", examined the factors necessary for professionals to maintain high levels of enthusiastic commitment to demanding work over long periods of time. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Southdown Institute in Aurora, Ontario, where he facilitates therapy groups, provides individual psychotherapy, and performs psychological assessments for clergy and religions.

Cost $15 for Regis College Students and $35 for others. Lunch will be provided.


Phone: 416-922-5464 Ext 221

Cost: $15 for Regis College Students; $35 for others