Rev. James A. Flavin, M.Div., M.A., LMHC
Father James 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. For twenty years, Father Flavin served poor and diverse inner city parishes. In his last parish, nineteen languages could be heard on a given Sunday. In November 2010, Father Flavin was featured on CBS's "60 Minutes" for his work with inner city youth.
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. As a pastor he was involved with parish mergers in the Boston area. In 2006 in recognition of his work with those traumatized by the event of 9/11 and those affected by the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, he was inducted into The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. In 2002 Newsweek called Father Flavin "Father Fix-it" of the Catholic Church for helping survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse.
After joining Saint John Vianney Center in 2011 as the Director of Clinical Operations, Fr. Flavin now serves as the President.
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