Name: Barbara Kass
Program: MS Pastoral Counseling
- How far along are you in the program?
I have completed all of my coursework except for ProSem. I am currently in the first year of my clinical internship and hope to graduate in the fall of 2013.
- Favorite Quote:
“You cannot solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein
- Favorite spot in Baltimore:
- Where is your hometown?
El Paso, TX
- What is the most meaningful class you’ve taken?
Get real. Even statistics was meaningful beyond my expectations. But, if I had to pick one, it would be Human Development. My examination of Erik Erikson’s eight stages of development, Lawrence Kohlberg’s three levels of moral reasoning, and James Fowler’s six stages of faith in my life helped me arrive at a knowing (not quite ultimate knowing) of how I came to be who I am in this moment.
- Where is your placement?
Currently at Howard County General Hospital
- Who is your inspiration?
Viktor Frankl. I was transformed after reading Man’s Search for Meaning in Theological Anthropology. It made me question who I was bringing to this party called life: my true self or the image of what I think I am expected to be?
- What are three unusual things about yourself?
1. I am a shamanic practitioner. Talking to plants is NOT neurotic.
2. Sigmund Freud and I share a birthday. How Freudian is that?
3. I know how to make Flaming Baked Alaska. I also know that the fire department is only three minutes away from my house.
- What is your dream job?
An endless conversation, exploration, and discovery of love, life, remedies for the pain in our souls, and complete connection with the spiritual essence from where we all originated. I cannot name that job, but I am sure that I am creating it.
- What else should the readers of Making Meaning know about you?
My philosophy of life is that nothing has to happen and everything will.