Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Intercultural Counselling appointed
Knox College is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Mi-Weon Yang as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Intercultural Counselling, beginning July 1, 2023.
Dr. Yang has taught at Canada Christian College (2018-2020), as a sessional instructor at Knox College (2020-2021), and most recently as Knox College Assistant Professor of Spiritual Care (2021-2023), offering courses on spiritual care and practical theology in the Master of Pastoral Studies program. She completed her PhD in theology at the University of St. Michael’s College in 2017. Dr. Yang is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Provisional Supervisor-Educator (CASC), and a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor (AAMFT). She is also an ordained minister in the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad and is active in her church, East Faith Presbyterian Church in Oakville, Ont.
Dr. Yang brings robust experience as a psychotherapist to her teaching in spiritual care and psychospiritual therapy. Her particular expertise is in employing intercultural awareness in the integration of theology and psychology in theory and practice. Her teaching has focused on using experiential pedagogies for intercultural engagement in spiritual care and psychospiritual therapy.
Her research interest is in spiritual care and practice in an intercultural context. In her PhD dissertation, she theologically explored Salim as an approach to pastoral care and counselling for Korean immigrant women in North America. The dissertation’s focus group was Korean immigrant women, but the methodological framework used can be applied across any intercultural context.
Principal Ernest van Eck said, “Given her expertise in employing intercultural awareness in the integration of theology and psychology in theory and practice, Dr. Yang is very well positioned to strengthen the MPS program at Knox. We are excited to have her as part of our Faculty.”