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.
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.
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.
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.