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Paul D. Scuse

 

Paul D. Scuse B.Sc. M.Div. M.Th. D.Min. RP RMFT.

Paul is the founder of Emmaus Counselling Services. He provides consulting and counselling for individuals, couples and families.

Paul has completed the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counselling from Wilfrid Laurier University and has graduated from the Internship program in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre in Kitchener. He also received Mediation Skills Training from the Lombard Mennonite Peace Centre.

Paul is an Assistant Professor at Tyndale Seminary and is the co-ordinator of the Masters of Divinity, Counselling Major.

Paul is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Paul is also a registered Marriage and Family Therapist. He is a clinical member and approved supervisor with the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (O.A.M.F.T.) and is an Associate member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (formerly the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education)  (C.A.S.C.). He is also a registered member of the Board of Examiners in Sexual Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (B.E.S.T.C.O.) and has had specialized training in sexual therapy. Paul is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate with The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Paul was ordained by the Anglican Church into parish ministry in 1979. He served parishes in Oshawa, Toronto, Stouffville, Richmond Hill and Pickering. He is now an honorary associate priest at St. Paul’s on the Hill, Pickering.

Paul and his wife Elizabeth have been married for over 35 years. They have three adult children: Erin, Jennifer and Jason.

 Elizabeth ScuseElizabeth C. Scuse M.Div. RP

Elizabeth has completed her M.Div. degree specializing in individual, couple and family counselling.  She is the wife and life partner of the Rev. Dr. Paul Scuse. They have been married for over 35 years and are proud parents and grandparents.

Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and is a ‘pre-clinical fellow’ of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (O.A.M.F.T.). Elizabeth became a registered member of Focusing Oriented Therapy in 2005.

Elizabeth has received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sandtray Therapy and teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Elizabeth has also worked for over fifteen years with children in their classrooms and received experience and some training in helping those who are learning to cope with special needs. Their challenges included:  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Emotional Trauma (including grief, parental break up, adoption, low self-esteem, and separation anxiety brought on by such events as hospital stays); Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD); Foetal Alcohol Syndrome(FAS); Depression and/or withdrawal from interaction with peers and staff;  Dwarfism; Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD); Global Issues; Retts; Anger Management  issues; and those struggling with cross cultural differences within their relationships.

Elizabeth has performed unpaid leadership ministry in churches since the 1970’s.  She has been part of itinerate teams travelling in North America and Europe; run bible studies; run programs such as Alpha, The School of Healing Prayer (by the MacNutts), and the Alpha Parenting Courses.  Elizabeth has been  (and continues to be) a support person for those who are experiencing times of trauma, grief, shock, anger, disillusionment, celebrations, births, deaths, weddings, terminal illnesses etc.  Elizabeth also has been and continues to be a support to church leadership who from time to time need a safe respite in order to re-charge their run down batteries or to receive their own healing touch from God.

Paul & Elizabeth Scuse

Paul & Elizabeth Scuse as team

Paul and Elizabeth also enjoy and value working together in co-therapy.  They each bring unique gifts, training, experiences and perspectives into the counselling room. Their desire is to focus on providing the best care they can possibly give to those seeking their help.

Paul & Elizabeth have worked together:

  • With individuals, couples and families to help resolve issues around communication, conflict, stress, parenting, bereavement, sexuality and addictions.
  • With churches – helping congregations to process traumatic events, conflict and change
  • With organizations – processing interpersonal relationships within institutional structure
  • With front-line care givers – providing supervision and a safe place to debrief
  • Offering prayer and ministry to those who seek it