Fr. Sam Cunningham

Fr. Sam Cunningham, SVD

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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scunningham@dwci.edu

Biography

Raised and attended schools in Central Illinois. Became involved with Divine Word Missionaries in high school. Professed first vows as a Divine Word Missionary in 1974 and Perpetual Vows in 1981. Was ordained to the priesthood on December 12, 1981. Since ordination has worked as Vocation Director, Parish Pastoral Minister, Instructor of Theology, Formator, Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychologist. 

Education

B.A. Divine Word College, Epworth IA. (English Literature) 
M.Div. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (Theology with Mission Specialization)
M.A. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (Mission Theology)
M.A. Adler University, Chicago IL. (Marriage and Family Therapy)
Psy.D. Adler University, Chicago, IL. (Clinical Psychology) 
Post-Doctoral Residency, Dreikurs Mental Health Clinic, Chicago, IL. (Prison Specialty) 

Courses Taught

The History of Christianity in Latin America 
Diversity in Sexuality 

Publications

Dissertation: The Effectiveness of Domestic Violence Workshops for Catholic Pastoral Ministers and Implications for Practice 

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)
The National Register of Health Service Psychologist 
Illinois License as a Clinical Psychologist 
Iowa License as a Clinical Psychologist 
Iowa License as a Health Service Provider 
Divine Word Missionary 
Faculties as a Roman Catholic Priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque 

Intercultural Experience

Pastoral Service: Pastoral Ministry and Seminary Education in Paraguay. Continual work with migrants, immigrants and refugees in IL, IN. & IA. 

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