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Stephen Muse

Stephen Muse, Ph.D., Director of the Counselor Training Program at the Pastoral Institute in Columbus, Georgia, teaches part time with Columbus State University, the U.S. Army Family Life Training program at Fort Benning, and is adjunct faculty with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary In Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Muse was Editor of The Pastoral Forum, from 1993-2002, of Beside Still Waters: Restoring the Souls of Shepherds in the Market Place (2001) and most recently, of Raising Lazarus: Integral Healing in Orthodox Christianity (2004). He is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is state licensed in Georgia as both a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. Areas of specialty include trauma, marriage therapy, and working with clergy and helping professionals in crisis. Prior to his reception into the Greek Orthodox Church, Dr. Muse was an ordained Presbyterian minister and served as pastor of a small congregation in Pennsylvania for eleven years. He is past President of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion, a tonsured Reader, founding President of the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Columbus, Georgia and set apart in the Greek Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, for ministry as a Pastoral Psychotherapist.