Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Roslyn A. Karaban is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. She earned her M.Div. degree at Harvard Divinity School and her Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union. She has taught at St. Bernard’s for 32 years, and was the first woman tenured and made full professor in the history of the school. She also serves as the Director of Pastoral Formation. She has published 5 books and numerous articles and served as past President of Society for Pastoral Theology (SPT); National Chair of Certification for American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC); and Regional Chair for Eastern Region, AAPC. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) recently honored her with the Helen Flanders Dunbar award for significant achievement in the field of clinical pastoral care and counseling. For 10 years, she directed a volunteer hospice chaplaincy program. Her area of expertise is complicated grieving.