Karen Lee Erlichman, D.Min, LCSW

Karen Lee Erlichman is Professor of Jewish Spirituality specializing in Gender and Diversity in Spiritual Direction. She provides psychotherapy, spiritual direction, supervision and mentoring in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Erlichman is co-director of Practistry, an advanced mentoring and training program, and a faculty member in the Morei Derekh Jewish Spiritual Direction Training Program. She is a clinical faculty member at the University of California-San Francisco in the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, and a member of the Professional Advisory Group for the UCSF Spiritual Care Services Department. Her writing has been published in numerous journals, blogs and anthologies. Dr. Erlichman is passionate about creating diverse and welcoming spaces for exploring identity, spirituality and community.   

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Antioch College, a Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and the Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She was awarded the Mother Teresa Prize in Spirituality and Community Service in 2015 by the GTF for her doctoral project entitled, “Tending the Divine Spark: A Contemporary Model of Spiritual Direction Supervision.” More information about Dr. Erlichman may be found on her website.
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