Angella Son
Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion
ason@drew.edu

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Drew University
Madison, NJ 07940
973-408-3260
Fax: 973-408-3808

Private Practice in Pastoral Counseling
Leonia, Closter, and Montville, NJ

Links:
- American Academy of Religion
- Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group
- Society for Pastoral Theology
- American Association of
Pastoral Counselors

- International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
- Association of Practical Theology
- The Association of Theological Schools
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy



Angella Son joined Drew University faculty in 2001, having been an adjunct professor in New Brunswick Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister and a fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Dr. Son has been involved in both church and pastoral counseling in order to engage her theoretical work with practice. She currently serves as the President of the Society for Pastoral Theology(2013-2014), on the executive committee as the treasurer of the AAPC Eastern Region and on the Status of Racial & Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee of AAR. She also serves on the editorial boards for several scholarly juried journals, including the Journal of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychology. She is active in training both laity and ministers to promote awareness about mental health issues among and improve mental health in the Korean American community. She also serves as the Director of Blanton-Peale Institute-KPCCP, New York City. Within the fields of psychology of religion, pastoral care and counseling, pastoral theology, and spirituality, her main scholarly interest focuses on the research on the formation of the psychological self and transformation of the spiritual self. She generally works with Karl Barth's theological anthropology, Heinz Kohut's psychology of the self, and Family Systems theory. Particular topics of her research interest include issues of narcissism, shame, depression, joy, atonement, women, the health of families, Confucianism, Korean-American cultural studies, and spirituality. In addition to her involvement in academic professional presentations, she is invited as a preacher and speaker to churches and other various organizations.