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Cheryl A. Giles - Developing Spiritual Maturation

Summer 2007 - Volume III, Issue 4

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Cheryl Giles

Cheryl A. Giles is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is currently the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Her work includes mentoring and supervising psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, and divinity students at Boston Medical Center, where she is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2004, she received the “Outstanding African-American Making History Today” award from Boston Renaissance School. Dr. Giles’s primary research interests are identifying the role that trauma and health care disparities play in developing healthy adolescents and exploring the spirituality of GLBT youth. In 2006-07, she was awarded a faculty grant from the Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions to examine the impact of medical ethics in pastoral care across religious practices. Dr. Giles is a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) and a board member of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. 

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