Karen A. McClintock, M.Div., Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, and Consultant

Books and Workshops on Healthy Communication, Trauma Recovery, Transformational Leadership…

These are just a few of author, speaker, and consultant Karen A. McClintock’s topics covered in her Published Books and offerings for Workshops and Online Classes. Another area of her work’s focus is providing Clergy and Congregational Consultations.

Karen’s teaching style is warm and engaging. Her immersion in the disciplines of psychology and theology are immeasurably helpful…. She is a much sought after speaker, teacher and consultant in helping congregations heal…. I highly recommend her as one of the nation’s top experts in this field.

The Reverend Kathy T. Heustess, Pastoral Counselor & Clinical Social Worker, Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church
Karen A. McClintock, Ph.D. and author

Karen A. McClintock is the author of a memoir, My Father’s Closet, and six books on clergy and congregational care. She is a former faculty member in the psychology department at Southern Oregon University. She continues to teach online courses in family secrets, trauma recovery, and trauma-informed care.

Featured Book: A Memoir

My Father’s Closet

My Father’s Closet provides a rare, funny, and compassionate glimpse into the secret life of our otherwise ordinary Midwest family.  This book will resonate with anyone who has fallen in love with the wrong person, grown up around secret love affairs, taken risks with a taboo lover, lived in the closet, or grew up in one.

Karen McClintock reconstructs the details of her father’s double life with novelistic flair, keen psychological insight, and graceful compassion.
Alison Bechdel, award winning author of Fun Home
This book bravely reveals family secrets with honest, revealing details—always shrouded in love, forgiveness, and hope. The author includes the reader on a difficult path as she discovers her father’s gay life, and finds his lover. The writing is heartfelt, sad, funny, and open. She weaves an incredibly complex secret into the fabric of lives we truly care about.
Kathy Campbell
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Workshops & Consulting

Karen A. McClintock, M.Div., Ph.D. provides Clergy and Congregational Consulting as well as offering a range of Workshops and Online Classes including topics such as Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care, Healthy Communication, Transformational Leadership, Family Secrets, Sex at Church (secrets and shame, sanctuary and ethics), Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Congregation, and Becoming People of Grace. Any workshop can be adapted for Retreats, Courses, or Keynote Addresses.

A Writer’s Thoughts

Evolution of a Book: Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care

Is it any wonder why I spent the pandemic writing my second book on trauma?  In the valley where I live in Southern Oregon the pandemic w…

Eastertide Messages

It is the Christian season of Eastertide when followers celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death. He rose, ascended, and took his place alongs…

Laughing and Learning

My stand-up comedy teacher said, “Even when you’re not funny, you’re interesting.” I might have that quote carved on my gravestone. He sa…

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