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Trauma specialist to give lecture on mentalizing God

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jon G. Allen, PhD, senior staff psychologist, will present “Mentalizing God” May 17 as part of the Institute for Spirituality and Health’s Spring 2012 Thursday Lecture Series.
His lecture will address how individuals relate to God from the perspective of attachment research and examine how attachments to others are linked to different ways of mentalizing God.
To register for the one-and-a-half-hour lecture, which costs $10 and begins at 5 pm, visit or call Jerri Doctor at 713-797-0600. The lecture will be held at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, 8100 Greenbriar, Suite 220, Houston, Texas, 77054. Parking is free.
Dr. Allen holds the Helen Malsin Palley Chair in Mental Health Research and is also a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition, he is the principal investigator for Menninger’s hospital-wide outcomes project.
He is an expert in treating trauma-related disorders and depression and is the author of Coping With Trauma: Hope Through Understanding; Coping With Depression; Traumatic Relationships and Serious Mental Disorders. In addition, he is the co-author of Mentalizing in Clinical Practice and the Handbook of Mentalization-based Treatment.
He blogs regularly at