Associate Professor Calder works at the interface of theology and psychology and is particularly concerned with developing approaches towards the care of survivors of childhood and other forms of sexual abuse. This work has most recently been focused on the development of Theologies of Trust, of Intimacy and of Interpersonal Powerwhich aim to provide for capacity building within various organizations around the necessary conditions of safety that theologically ground safeguarding cultures.
Jamie is a Catholic Priest and member of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). He is a registered and practicing psychologist whose clinical specialisation is situated broadly in Men’s Mental Health, where he consulted with men recovering their lives from practices of violence and abuse. His most recent academic appointments in Australia have been at the University of Divinity in Melbourne where he taught theology, pastoral theology and pastoral psychology, and at Macquarie University in Sydney, where he taught postgraduate psychology. He has just returned from teaching at Arrupe College of Loyola University in Chicago. He is currently an academic appointment within the Directorate of Mission and Identity for the Australian Catholic University where he is Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator, Catholic Programs. Previous to this, he was the Provincial Assistant for Professional Standards of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus.
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