Dr. Wanda Malcolm Appointed to Wycliffe's Adjunct Faculty
Tuesday October 16th, 2007
Dr. Wanda Malcolm
Wycliffe College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Wanda Malcolm as part-time Professor of Pastoral Psychology effective January 1, 2008. Dr. Malcolm will teach in the areas of clergy wellness and pastoral counselling as well as do longitudinal research on clergy wellness. She will also develop workshops and retreats for singles and couples in the College and for parish priests.
Dr. Wanda Malcolm holds B.A. (Lakehead), M.A. (O.I.S.E.), and Ph.D. (York). Based on her clinical training and dissertation research, she has an enduring interest in working with adult individuals and couples who have been wounded by interpersonal hurtfulness. She held a faculty position at Tyndale University College until 2005 when she decided to give more energy to her work as a clinical psychologist and left Tyndale for private practice and an adjunct position in the psychology department at Brock University. She is part of a team of psychologists headed by Dr. Leslie Greenberg (the founder of emotion-focused therapy) who provide a training program in Hong Kong for counselors learning this approach to psychotherapy, and is currently co-authoring a book with Dr. Greenberg provisionally titled Emotion Focused Therapy, Forgiveness and Letting Go (American Psychological Association Press).
As a clinician who teaches, she brings to Wycliffe a particular interest in working with emotions as a means of integrating being and doing, teaching practices of effective self and pastoral care, and fostering responsible leadership in the church and wider community. Wanda, her husband Stan Szepesi, and their two younger children live in Brampton where they are members of Christ Church. Their eldest son is studying at the University of Waterloo. The Szepesi-Malcolm family divides their time between busy city life and a cottage north of Huntsville where they take every opportunity to slow down and enjoy family and friends, and where Wanda likes to kayak, read fiction, and play board games.
Malcolm, W., Belicki, K., and DeCourville, N., editors (2007). Women's Reflections on the Complexities of Forgiveness. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
Malcolm, W., Warwar, S., & Greenberg, L. (2005). "Facilitating forgiveness in individual therapy as an approach to resolving interpersonal injuries." In E. Worthington, Jr. (Ed.) The Forgiveness Handbook. New York: Brunner-Routledge.