Assess candidates like a pro

Assess candidates like a pro

Attend "Behavioral Assessment I" in July

If you are responsible for interviewing and assessing discerners, learn how to master these skills from one of the top experts in the country: Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.  He will present the NRVC workshop "Behavioral Assessment 1" July 10-12 in Chicago as part of NRVC's Summer Institute.

This  workshop will focus on initial assessment of candidates, but the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Participants will study sample case reports,  learn skills for interviewing, and understand guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include: family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, etc.

"The most helpful part . . . was real answers to real needs. My sense is that finally I have something to apply to the issues I struggle with in assessing candidates," said Sister Mary Ana Steele, O.S.F., a past participant in this workshop.

Father Carey is a clinical psychologist and priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle who has taught assessment skills to vocation ministers for more than 15 years. For details or to register for the workshop, click here.

Other Summer Institute workshops

In addition to the assessment workshop, NRVC is also offering the following at its Summer Institute in Chicago. Register now while space is still available! 

Ethical Issues, July 8-9, by Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. Click here for details.

Orientation Program, July 14-18, by Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. and Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. Click here for details.

Psychosexual Integration, July 19-22, by Sister Lynn Levo, C.S.J. Click here for details.

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