Robert Isaac Skidmore, Ph.D., M.Div., is a licensed counselor in Oregon. He studied theology at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He teaches as an adjunct professor in the clinical and mental health counseling program at Southern Oregon University. His 2017 dissertation applied Jung’s theory of the shadow to Christianity and Western culture, looking at the Sumerian myth of the descent of Inanna as an instance of material that has been historically and archetypally repressed. He has authored a number of articles on theological and psychological themes, including On Mental Health Referrals by Orthodox Clergy, in 2019. From 2000 to 2012, he was the rector at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in Ashland, Oregon, where he now serves as auxiliary priest.
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