Understanding, Assessing, and Fostering Psycho-Sexual Integration

Understanding, Assessing, and Fostering Psycho-Sexual Integration

July 20-23, 2020

By NRVC National Office

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Vocation ministers need to understand psychological well-being and psychosexual development so that they may adequately assess a candidate’s ability to lead a passionate, healthy and integrated life. In this workshop we will explore: well-being, an integrated understanding of sexuality, the centrality of relationships and intimacy, the necessity of personal boundaries, the impact of one’s past, especially physical, emotional and sexual abuse on one’s ability to relate, emotional awareness and integration, living a healthy sexual and celibate life as well as the impact of social media on personal development.

Please note this workshop ends at noon on July 23. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 4 nights, arrival on July 19 and check out on July 23, the same day this workshop ends.

Workshop fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker, facility fees and lunch. The fees do not include supper. Residents are provided with a continental breakfast

Commuter:        $612 – NRVC Member               $918   –  Non-NRVC Member

Resident:           $1,072 – NRVC Member               $1,378 – Non-NRVC Member  


Late registration

Registrations received after June 20 incur a $100 late fee. 


Cancellations for workshops and accommodations must be received in writing to debbiesscm@nrvc.net before June 20 to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee. After June 20., all fees are non refundable. 


Sister Lynn Levo, C.S.J., Ph.D. is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a licensed psychologist, consultant and lecturer. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New York at Albany, completing her clinical training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. After serving 12 years as the Director of Education and Editor of Lukenotes at Saint Luke Institute, Silver Spring, MD, Lynn is currently a consulting psychologist in private practice, offering consultations, presentations, and workshops both in the U.S. and abroad on fostering healthy integrated sexuality, celibacy, relationships, intimacy, mutuality in community, and emotional intelligence. Lynn received the NRVC Outstanding Recognition Award at Convocation 2016.


This workshop gave me a greater understanding of the experiences I have had in ministry and how to work with/in specific areas of need of candidate assessment. Sr. Lynn was very clear and straightforward with sharing her wisdom with us.

–Michelle Horton

The material was extensive and presented well. Learning more about gender identity, sexual energy and intimacy skills was most helpful for me professionally and in living my own vocation well.

–Br. Pat Douglas, S.J.​

I am a post-novitiate formator and work closely with the formators and vocation personnel on our team. This workshop will help us integrate the material throughout the formation process. Sr. Lynn is an expert on this topic as well as religious life. She is wise and knowledgeable, and very respectful, knowing the realities of humanity.

–Fr. Tom Carkhuff, O.S.C.​

Workshops are designed from the NRVC three-component curriculum for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. NRVC recommends that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. Please read the terms and conditions of all NRVC programs and events.

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