Pastoral Studies & Supervised Field Education Director
Atlantic School of Theology
The Reverend Dr. Jody Clarke is the Academic Dean at Atlantic School of Theology. He is also the AST's Director of Field Education. Jody is a teaching supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and a specialist in Pastoral Counseling Education with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. He designed and supervised the first residency program in CPE, first within the Nova Scotia Hospital and now within Capital Health. He is currently helping to establish a new clinical pastoral program at the IWK Health Science Centre.
Jody is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Stephen's College in Edmonton and a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto. His research has focused on bereavement, trauma, suffering and resilience. He is also interested in pushing the frontiers of the human condition, believing firmly in the hardiness of the human soul.
Dr. Clarke is a member of the Faculty of Dr. Habib Davanloo's Annual International Symposium on Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. His work on the dynamic character change in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, has been transformed into a play that runs in December and is sponsored by the psychoanalytic community in Los Angeles.