New York, NY (March 1, 2016) – Continuing its observance of Saint Lucia’s thirty-seventh year of independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York invites Saint Lucian nationals in the tri-state area to the Independence 37 Lecture, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM, at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, located at One East 42nd Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues) in Manhattan.
This year’s Independence Lecture will delivered by Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy, a mental health clinician based in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme of Dr. Sealy’s address will be “Celebrating Saint Lucia’s Past, Creating the Future.”
A graduate of the Saint Lucia SDA Academy, Dr. Sealy holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Caribbean Nazarene College, a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy of Religion from Eastern Nazarene College, a Master of Education in Counseling from Cambridge College, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling from Covington Theological Seminary. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Psychological and Theological Dynamics of Forgiveness in Counseling.”
Currently, Dr. Sealy serves as senior pastor at the First Church of the Nazarene in Hartford, Connecticut. It was here last May that he was severely injured in a drive-by shooting incident, sustaining injuries to his shoulder and leg. At the time, he was preparing for a Memorial Day sermon. He has since recovered from his injuries.
Rev. Dr. Sealy is also owner and clinical director of Sealy Mental Health Counseling LLC (SMHC), an outpatient mental health group practice in Worcester, Massachusetts. SMHC provides clinical treatment services for serious and persistent mental health issues, as well as for substance abuse problems. Prior to that, he co-founded the Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, a community mental health outpatient clinic, which offered medication management, psychological assessments, and outpatient therapy. H. E. Ms. Menissa Rambally, Saint Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will also be on hand to address the gathering. For more information about the Independence 37 Lecture, please contact the Consulate, at 212.697.9360, Ext. 203, or via e-mail, at [email protected]