The Power of Pilgrimage: William Schmidt
Professor William “Bill” Schmidt, of Loyola Chicago's Institute for Pastoral Studies, weaves together psychology and spirituality in his work with students and patients. He sees healing as a journey, and uses both spiritual and actual pilgrimages as part of his work.
Dr. Schmidt was the Graduate Program Director at IPS for degrees in both Pastoral Counseling and Spirituality for over ten years.
He is a Diplomat with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and Editor of the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (Taylor and Francis/Routledge).
His research interests include the interface of Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality. His specific current focus addresses the theme of contemporary Pilgrimage as a resource for personal growth, transformation, and healing.