About Philip

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From 1992 to 2007, Dr. Philip Culbertson was Director of Pastoral Studies at St John’s Theological College, and a faculty member in the School Of Theology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He taught Pastoral Care and Counseling at Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. level.

Philip CulbertsonIn Auckland, he was also a psychotherapist in private practice, and taught psychotherapy at two training institutes in Auckland. A native of the US and an ordained Episcopal priest, he has also lived and worked in Israel and Switzerland. He is the author of over 100 scholarly articles, and his fourteenth book, an edited collection, Pacific Identities and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, was published in hardcover in 2012 by Routledge and in paperback in 2013 by University of Otago Press.

Philip CulbertsonNow semi-retired, Dr. Culbertson continues to teach courses at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and College of the Desert (Palm Desert, California). He lives in Palm Springs, California, where he spends most of his time working as a freelance professional copyeditor and proofreader for academic projects, and as an educational consultant.