Religion, Mental Health, and the Search for Meaning
Saturday, February 7, 2009 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
What can the perspectives of psychotherapy and religious faith teach each other? What roadblocks might one encounter in the attempt to integrate therapeutic technique and religious tradition? In this free, one-day conference, clergy and psychotherapists engage in conversation about the universal search for meaning and the value of religious and psychological approaches.
The morning session will include an interfaith panel discussion among clergy members, an interfaith panel of psychotherapists, and a lecture on Logotherapy, which offers an approach to meaning that transcend theory and religion. The afternoon session will explore in detail the process of integrating psychology within the Christian tradition, including clinical and ethical considerations.
Continuing Education Units are available for mental health professionals through the Jung Center and the Houston Psychological Association ($35 for Licensed Psychologist, free for other mental health professionals). CEU registration onsite the day of the event.
Speakers will include:
– Michael Winters, Ph.D.
– Elizabeth Maynard, Ph.D.
– Clergy and Mental Health Colleagues from the Houston Community
Sponsored by: The University of St. Thomas
Houston Psychological Association
The Jung Center
The Center for Faith & Culture
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Institute for Spirituality & Health
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introduction Elizabeth Maynard, Ph.D.
9:15 – 10:15 Clergy Panel
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Mental Health Professionals Panel
11:30 – 12:00 Logotherapy and the Search for Meaning Michael Winters, Ph.D.
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 – 2:00 What is a Healthy Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century? J. Pittman McGeHee, D.D.
2:00 – 3:00 Catholic/Christian Foundations for Psychology & Psychotherapy: A Model of Integration Paul Vitz, Ph.D.
3:15 – 4:15 Faithful Stewardship: Ethical and Practical Considerations in Explicit Integration Elizabeth Maynard, Ph.D. & colleagues
4:15 – 4:30 Concluding Remarks
||Free and open to the public. Small fee for mental health professionals seeking continuing education credits.
||Elizabeth Maynard at 713-525-6967; firstname.lastname@example.org
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