2004-05-07 / Community

Rev. Liew Elected To Head SJEH Pastoral College

Rev. Liew Elected To Head SJEH Pastoral College


Rev. Dr. Richard Liew, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore.Rev. Dr. Richard Liew, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore.

Rev. Dr. Richard Liew, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, and an Episcopal priest, has recently been elected President of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Rev. Dr. Liew will serve a two-year term for the national organization which accredits clinical pastoral education programs, like the one at St. John’s, and certifies clinical pastoral educators, pastoral psychotherapists, professional chaplains and pastoral counselors.

Liew is a Diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is also certified as a marriage and family counselor (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) as well as a group psychotherapist (American Group Psychotherapy Association). He holds a doctoral degree in pastoral psychology from Mellen University, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies and from New York Theological Seminary.  A published author, he directed the pastoral care and education programs at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center/Westchester Division and United Hospital Medical Center in Port Chester, NY, before coming to St. John’s in 1994. He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling and is active in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors among his many other professional activities. The Center for Clinical Pastoral Education on Long Island, the program at St. John’s, attracts clergymen, seminarians, interns and others from around the world who come for graduate and postgraduate clinical training.


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