Clinic to Jointly Sponsor Psychotherapy & Faith Conference on Happiness and Suffering

Monday, October 29, 2012
November 16 is the date for the 21st annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference, jointly sponsored by the Institute for Spirituality and Health and The Menninger Clinic. The topic is “Happiness and Suffering: What It Means to Be Human.”
The conference is designed to help physicians in various specialties, psychologists, psychotherapists, registered nurses, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals, along with clergy and other spiritual caregivers, gain competency in achieving and maintaining meaningful engagement with patients.
Presentations will include:
  • The Role of Psychological Security in Happiness and Suffering: Perspectives from Attachment Theory, Buddhism and Neuroscience by Phillip Shaver, PhD, the University of California, Davis
  • Being Fully Human: Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Joy and Suffering by John Welshons, MA
  • Gratitude as the Linchpin Between Adversity and Delight by Robert Emmons, PhD, the University of California, Davis
  • Life’s Path: The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain There by Anne C. Klein, PhD, Rice University
  • In the Depths of Despair: Suffering, Spirituality and Psychiatric Illness by Kenneth Pargament, PhD, Institute for Spirituality and Health and Bowling Green State University
The conference will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Fondren Hall), 5501 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77004. The cost is $95 for professionals and $50 for students. Light breakfast, lunch and break refreshments are included. Parking is free.
For this continuing education event, 6.0 contact hours have been designated by the Institute for Spirituality and Health for psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, family therapists, addiction counselors and counselors. In addition, 6.0 contact hours for registered nurses and a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for physicians have been designated by The Menninger Clinic.
To register or learn more, click here.