Executive Director of Consultation, Education and Research
Fr. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D.
Rev. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D. is currently the Executive Director at the Saint John Vianney Treatment Center in Downingtown, Pa. He was a clinical and research fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from July 2001 to June 2004. He has been a Jesuit priest of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus for 36 years and was ordained in 1987 by Archbishop Borders in Baltimore. He has also been Co- Director of Research and staff therapist at the National Institute for the Study, Prevention, and treatment of Sexual Trauma. He has been a psychotherapist in many settings while in California, Massachusetts, and Maryland for almost 20 years. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Fr. McGlone also has four Masters Degrees; one in Divinity, one in Theology and two in Psychology- Clinical and Counseling Psychology. His dissertation topic focused on Roman Catholic Clerical sexual offenders and his current research at Johns Hopkins has been on non-clerical sexual offenders. His research at Georgetown University focused on the effects of trauma on faith-based communities and how faith-based communities might prevent domestic violence in all of its forms.
Fr. McGlone is an experienced retreat master conducting retreats, convocations and religious workshops throughout North America. His latest book: The Inner Life of Priests published by Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph.D. and Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., will be available June 2012.
He is the lead author of the book; Creating Safe and Sacred Places published by Saint Mary's Press. He is also the lead author of the nationally acclaimed prevention program Instruments of Hope and Healing to educate over 20,000 priests and religious in the U.S. on the topic of healthy boundaries with adults and the growing role of the Internet. He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and published book chapters including the latest chapter on the Clerical Sex Abuser: A Review of the Research, in the Brendan Geary/Joanne Greer book The Dark Night of the Catholic Church published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd, and the chapter on Understanding the Treatment of Clerical Sex Offenders in the book Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002–2012, edited by Thomas Plante and Kathleen McChesney. Fr. McGlone has also been interviewed on local radio stations, most recently with NPR Las Vegas for his expert insight into clerical misbehavior.
Fr. Gerard McGlone's current interests include more effective screening and assessment practices and cultural competency training. Fr. Jerry McGlone recently was a major presenter at the Parresia Project, a Psychology and Culture Conference which focused on enlisting a more open reception process for international priests and seminarians in the U.S. He is currently the Chairperson for the upcoming Second Biennial Joint Conference in Philadelphia, June 10-15, 2012, A Necessary Conversation: A Gathering of Experts, Part II. This conference will focus on the issues of Inter-Cultural Competency: Multi-Cultural Assessment and Enculturation. Fr. McGlone is originally a native of Philadelphia, PA. He is currently resides at Old Saint Joseph's Jesuit Parish and Community in Philadelphia.
Additional Consultation, Education & Research Staff
Rev. James A. Flavin, M.Div., M.A., LMHC
Father James Flavin, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA, provides religious workshops, convocations and retreats through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. His primary position at Saint John Vianney Center is functioning as President responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the Center's JCAHO-accredited hospital and national outreach programs. He is available for all admission inquiries. Fr. Flavin was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1987. He received graduate degrees from Saint John's Seminary, Boston, and Boston College. As both a priest and a licensed psychotherapist he brings a well-rounded view of healthy living through spirituality and psychology. He has given workshops and retreats in dioceses throughout the United States and Canada.
Mary M. Lindsay, S.S.J, Ph.D.
Sr. Mary Lindsay, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA., provides religious workshops through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. Her primary position is as a staff psychologist for the Saint John Vianney Center functioning as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. She has taught at Chestnut Hill College and has worked as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team at St. Joseph Hall for Girls in Philadelphia and St. Gabriel Hall in Audubon, PA. Throughout her career she has provided individual, marital, family and group therapy. Sr. Mary Lindsay has extensive experience conducting religious workshops and group facilitation.
Fernando A. Ortiz, Ph.D.
Dr. Fernando A. Ortiz, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA., provides religious workshops, consultations and assessments through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. Dr. Ortiz received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Washington State University. He has two Masters degree's; one in psychology and one in Religious Studies. His undergraduate degree is in philosophy from Saint John's Seminary College. After his Ph.D., he completed a postdoctoral specialization in counseling with multicultural populations. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington State and is certified by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently the Director of the Counseling Center at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, WA. Prior, he was an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the doctoral program at Alliant International University in San Diego, California, where he taught personality assessment, psychotherapy, and multicultural competencies development for psychologists. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed venues, including, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Research in Personality. He works closely with Catholic Dioceses and seminary personnel, providing consultation and training on the psychological treatment and screening of candidates to the priesthood, especially in regards to multicultural seminary and religious students and clergy. As a clinician, he has extensive experience with people in service ministry and in the helping professions. He has a particular interest in promoting self-care, stress management, and resilience in people who serve in these important roles within the Church community.
Jeffrey T. Feathergill, Psy.D., HSPP
Dr. Jeffrey T. Feathergill, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA., provides religious workshops, consultations and assessments through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. Dr. Feathergill received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Niles College of Loyola University, which was the college seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and attended two years of graduate studies in Theology at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL. He served as Director of the Counseling Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, and as Director of the Depression Clinic at Madison Center in South Bend, IN. He has also provided psychotherapy to students at the Counseling Center of the University of Notre Dame. He has taught courses in psychology, as an adjunct professor, at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Indiana University, South Bend, IL. He currently has a private practice treating depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. He provides psychological assessments of seminary applicants for the Diocese of South Bend, the Congregation of the Holy Cross, the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, and the Sisters of St. Joseph. He offers psychotherapy and counseling to seminarians, priests and other religious, serves as a consultant to administrators of religious communities and provides psychological services at Holy Cross House, an assisted living and nursing home for the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Holy Cross.
Mariette Danilo, Ph.D.
Dr. Mariette Danilo, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA, provides religious workshops through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. Dr. Danilo received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University, New York, NY. She was a researcher at the Health Behavior Institute of Cornell University Medical College-New York Hospital Center in NYC, and has lectured on topics in Health Psychology at Columbia University. She has taught graduate courses in psychology and has extensive program development experience, developing applications from the social sciences for real life settings. Dr. Danilo has worked within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and has implemented parish assessments and program development for the Catholic Church. She has extensive experience as a facilitator and lecturer.
Constance Phelps, SCL, Ph.D.
Constance Phelps, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA, provides religious workshops through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University in Missouri. She has extensive facilitation and consulting experience and has served on the past boards of St. Vincent Clinic, Providence/ Saint John Health Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR), in addition to being the LCWR former President.
Kathryn T. Pierce
Kathryn Pierce, a consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA, provides religious workshops through the Consultation, Education and Research Department Outreach Services. She also functions as the Founder and Executive Director of Intercultural Consultation Services in Detroit, MI assisting those who are called to cross cultural boundaries in their ministry and living. Sister Pierce has coordinated a variety of workshops for individual missioners and leadership focusing on the multifaceted issues of effective and working relationships including orientation and re-entry. For the past fifteen years she has focused on the acculturation process for International Priests entering ministry with the Catholic Church in United States. Throughout her career she has provided counseling, spiritual direction and retreat experiences, as well as workshop facilitation and consultations around the world. She has traveled extensively nationally and internationally including international travel to South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, South Pacific, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe and the British Isles providing such workshops.
- Rome's Gregorian University Symposium for Bishops and Religious Superiors, February 6-9, 2012.
"Towards Healing and Renewal." The aim of this symposium is changing the culture of how the Catholic Church deals with cases of priests who sexually abuse minors. It will focus on offering a more articulate and sensitive response to helping victims. With nine major presentations planned, representatives from all the world's Episcopal conferences and major religious orders are expected to attend.
- Second Joint Conference with St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. June 10-15, 2012.
"2nd Biennial Joint Conference: Intercultural Competency: Multi-cultural Assessment, Treatment and Understanding These Dynamics in Formation", June 10-13, 2012, will focus on the issues of Inter-Cultural Competency: Multi-Cultural Assessment and Enculturation. Part I will also be offered June 14-15, 2012, for those who were not able to attend in 2010.
- Critical Conversations, January 1, 2012.
Saint John Vianney Center, Virtus, and The Archdiocese of Chicago are offering an educational prevention program for priests, deacons and lay ministers for dioceses nationwide and internationally addressing boundary issues and the emerging role of technology. This will be available in English and many other languages. Please contact us for more information.
- Regional Vicar's Conferences. -
Saint John Vianney Center has hosted gatherings for Vicars of Clergy in many regions nationwide on an on-going annual basis. These days have grown tremendously in popularity amongst the regional vicars. A secure and confidential discussion is provided for vicars to share their singular and unique experience of being a vicar and to gain the benefit of the experience of other vicars along with the behavioral health clinicians of Saint John Vianney Center. Regional conferences have already been set for 2012 in the Southeast, Western, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Central regions. Please contact us for more information on the next Vicars conference in your area. Call us toll free at 888.993.8885 or fill out the contact form immediately below.
- January 22, 2011. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA. Deacon Workshop.
- February 18-20, 2011. Diocese of Camden, NJ. Deaconate Formation Retreat for Deacons and wives
- February 25, 2011. Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, TX. Workshop: "Personal & Pastoral Implications of the Internet."
- March 5, 2011. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA. Ordained Deacon Workshop.
- March 12-13, 2011. Sisters of Sacred Heart of Jesus, San Antonio, TX. Religious Workshop on Grace Filled Aging.
- March 15, 2011. Diocese of Harrisburg, PA. Religious Workshop on Boundaries.
- March 19-23, 2011. St. Catherine's Church, Temecula, CA. Parish Lenten Mission.
- March 30-31, 2011. Diocese of Fall River, MA. Instruments of Hope and Healing.
- April 29, 2011. Jesuit Novitiate, Montreal, Quebec. Novitiate Directors Training: "Understanding the Use of Psychology in Assessments."
- May 4, 2011. National Safe Environment and Victim Assistance Joint Leadership Conference, Diocese of Burlington, VT. Keynote Speaker.
- May 15-17, 2011. Northeast Regional Vicar's Conference, Bloomfield, CT. Strategies for Effective Stress Management: Exploring current research on healthy spirituality, loneliness and isolation, and celibate sexuality.
- May 26, 2011. St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, NY. International Priest Retreat.
- May 26, 2011. Diocese of Trenton, NJ. Day of Prayer.
- May – July, 2011. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA. Ongoing. Listening Sessions and Vicariate Meetings.
- June 1, 2011. Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Dayton, OH.
- June 7, 2011. Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd. Albuquerque, NM.
- June 7, 2011. New Orleans/Missouri Jesuit Province. Middle Men Conference. St. Louis, MO. Keynote Speaker.
- June 15-16, 2011. Parresia Conference on Culture and Psychology, Huntington, NY. Keynote Speaker.
- June 30-July 1, 2011. Mercedarian Permanent Formation Conference.
- July 11-13, 2011. Guest House's Summer Leadership Conference, Addictions Ministry and Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Mind, Body and Soul, Newton, MA.
- August 4, 2011. Mundelein Vicars Conference. Mundelein, IL.
- August 3-5, 2011. CMSM Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. Introduction of Cardinal Turkson.
- August 9-12, 2011. LCWR Annual Conference. Garden Grove, CA.
- August 18, 2011. Alexian Brothers, Arlington Heights, IL. Instruments of Hope and Healing.
- August 25, 2011. Chicago, IL. Virtus, Critical Conversation Presentation and Training.
- September 2011-May 2012. Diocese of San Bernardino, CA. Newly Ordained Program. Same as above.
- September 12-16, 2011. Diocese of Greensburg. Greensburg, PA. Priest Retreat.
- September 13-15, 2011. Diocese of Trenton, NJ. Annual Convocation of Priests. Avalon, NJ. Presentation on Healthy Stress Management.
- September 15-16, 2011. Vocation Directors Meeting. Montreal, Quebec.
- September 21-22, 2011. Archdiocese of Boston. Spirituality of Change for General Presbyterate. Additional sessions with newly Ordained.
- September 26-28, 2011. St. Paul, MN. Jesuit Novitiate Training.
- September 29, 2011. Diocese of Sioux City. Sioux city, IA. Convocation.
- October 11, 2011. Conventual Franciscan Friars, Pikeville, MD. Religious Workshop.
- October 12, 2011. Archdiocese of Detroit. Detroit, MI. Priest Convocation.
- October 12, 2011. DeSales University. Talk on Sexual Addiction.
- October 17-19, 2011. Diocese of Greensburg. Greensburg, PA. Annual Convocation of Priests.
- October 27, 2011. Diocese of Worcester.
- October 24-26, 2011. Redemptorists, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Instruments of Hope and Healing.
- November 14, 2011. USCCB. Baltimore, MD.
- November 7-8, 2011. Capuchin Conference, Santa Ynez, CA. Presentation on Celibate Sexuality.
- November 9-11, 2011. Annual Convocation of Priests, Albany, NY. Presentation on Healthy Stress Management.
- November 12, 2011. Office for Permanent Deacons, Philadelphia, PA. Presentation on Boundaries and Ministry.
- November 29-30, 2011. Archdiocese of Boston. Spirituality of Change for General Presbyterate. Additional sessions with newly Ordained.
- December 5-8, 2011. CMSM New Leaders Conference. Washington, DC. Presentations on Dealing with Difficult Members and Self Care for Leaders.
- December 15-16, 2011. Norbertines, DePere, WI. Religious Workshop.
- Hispanic Convocation of Priests: Southern California Dioceses January 2010.
- Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee. Two-Day workshop on Healthy Sexuality and Models of Celibacy. January 2010.
- Dunwoodie Seminary Talk to Seminarians: Saint Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, New York. Affective Maturity and Addictions - January 2010.
- Ongoing Consultations: with the Holy Cross Fathers of the Eastern Province
- Diocese of San Bernardino: Ongoing Religious Consultations on individual cases and the Newly Ordained Program.
- Benedictine Sisters Ongoing Consultations - Ridgley, MD
- Camden Spanish Deacons Human Formation Program, Diocese of Camden, NJ
- Continuing Education for Priests - Diocese of Camden.
- NOCERCC Convention - San Francisco, February, 2010. Exhibitor and presenter.
- Boynton Beach, FL Workshop: Addictions and Affective Maturity Workshop, Part III February 27-28, 2010
- Archdiocese of Miami Conference: Flourishing within the Priesthood Today - May 2010
- Continuing Education for Priests - Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania
- March 2010. Trainings with the Christian Brothers of the Eastern Province (La Sallete). Pocono's Resort, PA. Training all superiors of their communities. Instruments of Hope and Healing.
- Trainings with the Franciscans of New York. Instruments of Hope and Healing - Middletown, New York. June 2010.
- A Necessary Conversation: A Gathering of Experts June 14-18, 2010
- Continuing Education for Priests - Archdiocese of New Orleans
- CMSM National Plan: Praesidium Re-accreditation and the Continuing Education and Formation for Religious in USA.
- Instruments of Hope and Healing Program. Workshops in October, 2009, November, 2009 and January, 2010; February 2010, March, 2010 - at all the 5 regional meetings of all the religious male superiors in the USA.
- Seton Hall University Summer Institute - July 2010
- CMSM National Meeting - August, 2010
- LCRW National Conference - August, 2010
- National Vocation Directors Conference Chicago, September, 2010