Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Dr. Roozeboom is a pastoral theologian, pastoral counselor, pastor, and professor. He has served the church in pastoral roles and worked with clergy, congregations, and higher ecclesial judicatories on: conflict management, staff relations, crisis intervention, restoration and renewal processes, and ongoing health and wellness. Additionally, he has lectured and taught courses on various topics in churches, community based organizations, hospitals, universities and seminaries.
In addition to teaching, Bill is also a certified pastoral counselor and member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). In this capacity, Bill has provided pastoral counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in both clinical settings and parish settings for over 12 years and served in regional leadership roles of AAPC.
This fall Bill joined the Faculty at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM) as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Prior to joining the faculty at BCSTM, Bill taught as an adjunct professor of practical theology and pastoral and spiritual care and counseling, served as a clinical staff member and congregational and community liaison for a community mental health agency, and led a congregation as an interim pastor in Redlands, CA.
Dr. Roozeboom’s own research is in the area of clergy wellness and neuroplasticity. In his recent book, Neuroplasticity, Performativity, and Clergy Wellness: Neighbor Love As Self-Care (Lexington Books, 2017), he provides a model of intra/inter-relational wellness and explores the performative capacity of one’s practices to induce life-giving changes to the structure and function of the brain. The result of practices of wellness is greater capacity to love one’s neighbor as one’s self.
Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling: A Narrative Approach
Pastoral Care in/with Communities of Faith
Pastoral Care and Trauma
Culturally/Multi-Culturally Competent Pastoral Care and Counseling
Neuroplasticity, Performativity, and Clergy Wellness: Neighbor love as self-care. Lexington Books (January 2017)
Performativity and Plasticity: Storying “self” bi-directionally in the embodied brain ecosystem. In
Sacred Spaces: The E-Journal of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (Volume 7,
2015), 56-86. Link to Journal
The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care, by Kirk Bingaman, Journal of
Pastoral Theology (Vol. 24, No. 2, 2014).
Erich Fromm. (2012). In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion online: Springer Reference.
Retrieved from http://springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/307123.html.
Solution-Focused Counseling. (2012). In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion online:
Springer Reference. Retrieved from
Wilhelm Reich. (2012). Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion online: Springer Reference.
Retrieved from http://springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/306814.html.