SAMD EVENT: The History of Psychology and Religion 

Posted: March 21, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ross-Cherry Creek Library; 305 Milwaukee Street, Denver 80206

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion regarding the ways in which religion/faith and psychology are integrated to provide support to many in our client populations.  We as clinicians see individuals who look for solace from both the religious and mental health communities and as such, we have a professional responsibility to expand our knowledge and understanding of the roles both we as mental health professional and faith leaders play in supporting the wellbeing of our clients. All who are interested are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. 

Our panel will be comprised of religious representatives of Judaism, Islam, and both Eastern and Western Christianity. Areas of discussion will include such questions as: How do we see religion and psychology related to each other? What role do we play in our communities? Why and when do people turn to religion? Do you believe it is appropriate for mental health providers to discuss religious/faith issues with clients? Under what circumstance would it be appropriate for a mental health provider to reach out to a religious leader?  These are just a few of the questions open for discussion and are by no means exhaustive. Please join us with your own questions and ideas. Our program will be moderated in part by Klarissa Garcia Orellana and Danielle Xanthos both doctoral students at Denver University Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) and members of the Colorado Psychological Association of Graduate Students (COPAG).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP: Reine Evereteze, Psy.D. (SAMD Chair) at 303-202-6143 x 5 or email: [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, May 22nd.