Dr. Suzanne Coyle


Suzanne Coyle, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Marriage and Family Therapy at Christian Theological Seminary. She received funding for her project promoting the use of collective narrative practice to provide a venue for marginalized populations to claim their own story. She also received funding for the training of four students in the practice of collective narrative therapy.

Over the course of her project, Dr. Coyle collaborated with a Community Health Center in which a storytelling group was hosted by her students. A collaboration with the Dulwich Centre in Australia is also underway.

Dr. Coyle will present a lecture at the International Family Therapy World Congress in Kona, Hawaii in March. She plans to submit a journal article for publishing and she has completed a draft of a book proposal Listening for Spirituality in Narrative Practice to be collaboratively authored with Simon Chen, Ph.D. of Hong Kong Baptist University and Carolos Chimpen, Ph.D. of University of Extremadura, Spain. Dr. Coyle and her students have also led a workshop at the Christian Theology Seminary in Indianapolis.

Dr. Coyle’s work is ongoing and she plans to extend the project.

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