Rev Dr Hyeeun Kim
B.A. (Hanshin); Th.M (Hanshin); M.Theol (Auckland); MEd(Counselling) Hons (Auckland); PhD (Auckland)
Hyeeun co-teaches Pastoral Care and Christian Formation.
Hyeeun (pronounced Hae-en) works as a full time lecturer in Counselling at Laidlaw College. She is also a Presbyterian minister (PCANZ & PROK), experienced trauma counsellor (MNZAC) and clinical supervisor. Originally she migrated from Korea, and has worked both in ministry and counselling for many years. Hyeeun has worked with the organisations such as Problem Gambling Foundation; Hospice South Auckland Health; Counselling Services at the University of Auckland; and Counselling Services Centre (South Auckland). Her area of experiences and expertise are trauma including abuse and violence; complex grief, loss and bereavement issues; depression and anxiety; family dynamics and parenting; migrants and refugees; addiction, stress management, anger, relationship issues, and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). Her doctoral research was a study of 1.5 generation Kowis’ (Korean-Kiwis’) experiences as parents and the influences on their parenting, which was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis at the University of Auckland. She is married with two children, and continually searching ways to make life really meaningful and fun at the same time.