Areas of Interest
Pastoral Theology, Psychology, Urban Ministry
Rev. Michelle A. Walsh is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who is currently studying for a ThD in practical theology with a concentration in pastoral theology and psychology at Boston University. She also holds a master of divinity and a master in social work from Boston University and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Rev. Walsh has worked for over 17 years in lay and professional urban ministry and social work and has directed two major mental health clinics. She currently has a private practice in pastoral psychotherapy and urban consulting. Rev. Walsh’s research interests are in the pastoral and public dimensions of trauma and theology, particularly in the urban context. She has done pilot studies on African-American youth rituals in the aftermath of violence and loss.