Dr. Philip Browning Helsel is associate professor of pastoral care at Austin Seminary. He is the author of a new book, Pastoral Care and Counseling: An Introduction (Paulist Press, 2018).
Helsel earned his PhD in pastoral theology and practical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2012. He also holds a MDiv in pastoral care and counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary (2004) and a BA, summa cum laude, in Bible and religion from Anderson University (2000). Helsel is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was parish associate for pastoral care at Freehold Presbyterian Church in Freehold, New Jersey.
His first book, Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology’s Marginalization: Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex (Palgrave Macmillan, New Approaches to Religion & Power Series) came out in 2015. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling.