M. Fulgence Nyengele

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling in the L.A. Beeghly Chair
Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries Program and Doctor of Ministry Program
M. Fulgence Nyengele
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Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology, 2002
M.A., Claremont School of Theology, 1999
M.Div., Claremont School of Theology, 1994
B.S., Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Kamina, D.R. Congo, 1989

Areas of expertise

Pastoral care; pastoral counseling and psychotherapy, with a focus on multicultural and diversity issues; gender issues; spiritual and psychological impact of forgiveness and reconciliation; congregational care; grief care and counseling; family systems theory and therapy; postcolonial approaches to pastoral care, including postcolonial critical psychology; trauma studies, especially postcolonial trauma in the African experience; spiritual care in African religious traditions; constructive pastoral theology.

Selected published works

"Gender Injustice and Pastoral Care in an African Context: Perichoresis as a Transformative Theological Resource," Journal of Theology 110 (2006): 45-56.

African Women's Theology, Gender Relations and Family Systems Theory: Pastoral Theological Considerations and Guidelines for Care and Counseling, New York: Peter Lang, 2004.