was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended public schools there. High school was in the suburbs of the city. I was graduated from Lawrence University, in Wisconsin, with a BA in European History; attended accredited theological schools (Episcopal) in both England and the U.S. and was graduated with a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Ascetic Theology.

For two years, I was a parish priest in Illinois, and then spent five years in New York City as a hospital chaplain. There, I became involved with the clinical training of chaplains and seminarians at (what was then) St. Luke's Hospital and, later, at Bellevue Medical Center—eventually deciding to pursue training in psychotherapy at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute of the Institutes of Religion and Health (formerly the American Foundation for Religion and Psychiatry). By 1977, and still living in NYC, I had completed a three-year, full-time program in psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, and group therapy training. One's own personal therapy was a requirement of the program, and I elected to undergo a three-year, five-days-per-week psychoanalysis.

Professional Societies: Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State.

Hobbies: Music in all forms, reading, bird watching, amateur astronomy.

Current favorite quote: "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." Mary Oliver, poet.

Email address: Mark@MarkGlidden.com

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