Dr. Douglass Lind
Saturday, February 18, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Douglass Lind after forty years of experience as a psychoanalyst is prepared to offer us a description of the uses of dreams both in the wider world and on the analyst’s couch. He will look with us at some of the dreams of the Bible as well as the dreams of some of his former patients to show the way that dreams can be a window to the soul. Additionally he will show us how our dreams can identify for us the stories we tell ourselves that empower as well as limit and handicap ourselves in life.
In addition to his clinical practice and years of corporate consulting, Dr. Lind is an Episcopal priest serving St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Sanibel in the winter and Calvary Episcopal Church in Stonington, Connecticut, in the summer. Dr. Lind has also taught the interpretation of dreams at The Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
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Dr. Lind will preach at the Chapel on Sunday, February 19.
The Rev. Dr. Douglass T. Lind
Priest Associate, St. Michael & All Angels Parish, Sanibel, Florida and in the summer, priest associate at Calvary Episcopal Church in Stonington, Connecticut.
Dr. Lind was a founding group of The Sigma Group, a management consulting and executive coaching company serving enterprises from the Fortune 100 to small start-up companies. Early in his career as a clergyman he felt led to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul who was a tentmaker by trade and served the church as Paul put it “free of charge.” Dr. Lind was the senior minister of a large parish in New Rochelle, New York, before he began his non-stipendiary ministry career. He subsequently served Presbyterian parishes for the rest of his career until he turned sixty-five and then retired from the Presbyterian ministry and pursued holy orders in the Episcopal Church as a priest.
Dr. Lind’s intention has been to earn his living in the world along-side his parishioners so that he can fully understand the lives that they lead professionally with the hope that the resultant understanding will help him in his ministry. The pleasant surprise has been the opportunities to carry his faith with him into the marketplace.
Along with his consulting in the corporate world have come many opportunities over the years to also serve academia in a similar way at institutions including Cornell University, Middlebury College, Bates College, Long Island University, New York Theological Seminary and a host of others. He’s also served in similar capacities at the national church level and regionally across denominational lines for the Methodists, the Presbyterians, the Episcopalians, the Unitarians, the Lutherans, the Roman Catholics, and the United Church of Christ as well as religious orders.
Dr. Lind has also provided counsel to individual parishes over the years including some of the most well-known churches in America. Among the latter are Riverside Church in New York, The Washington National Cathedral, St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue in New York and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York and Brick Presbyterian Church in the same city.
His focus on leadership has taken him from Wall Street financial services firms, to high tech companies and even to farmers’ cooperatives. Alongside of his management insights Dr. Lind brings over thirty years experience as a pastoral counselor and psychoanalyst with deep experience in marriage and family counseling. He believes that if our faith involves all of our life experience that means looking at one’s spiritual and psychological well-being, one’s work life, and one’s participation in family and friendship as well.
Dr. Lind has served in the councils of the church both in membership on boards, committees and commissions of the two denominations he has served as a clergy person. He was a trustee of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, for thirty-four years and on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Union Theological Seminary in New York City for eight years. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of TBA Resources and of Transfair USA.
Dr. Lind is a graduate of Harvard College, Union Theological Seminary, The Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and The Graduate Theological Foundation of Indiana. Through the latter he holds a D. Min. degree for studies at Notre Dame University and a ThD Degree for studies at Oxford University. His PhD comes with his psychoanalytic training.
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