Interdisciplinary Applications from Spirituality & Health Research
Hosted at Fuller Theological Seminary
Graduate School of Psychology
2013 ETIP Conference Presentation Materials
Dr. Koenig completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and his geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently board certified in general psychiatry, and formerly in geriatric psychiatry, geriatric medicine, and family medicine. He is on the faculty at Duke as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine, and serves on the faculty of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor.
Dr. Koenig is Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 400 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and more than 40 books in print or in preparation. He is considered by biomedical scientists as one of the world's top experts on religion and health. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on dozens of national and international TV news programs (including ABC's World News Tonight, The Today Show and two episodes of Good Morning America), nearly a hundred national or international radio programs, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines (including Reader's Digest, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and Guidepost). Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on the topic. He is the recipient of the 2012 Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association.
His latest books are the Handbook of Religion and Health, Second Edition (2012, Oxford University Press), and Spirituality and Health Research: Methodology, Measurement, Analyses, and Resources (2011, Templeton Press).
Kenneth Pargament is professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Spirituality and Health of the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Pargament has been a leading figure in the effort to bring a more balanced view of religious life to the attention of social scientists and health professionals. He has published over 200 articles on religion and mental health. He is author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice and the more recently published book, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred. He is editor-in-chief of the recently published two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality.
Dr. Pargament has consulted with several foundations, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Army, and the World Health Organization. His awards include the William James Award for excellence in research in the psychology of religion from Division 36 of APA, the Virginia Staudt Sexton Mentoring Award from APA for guiding and encouraging others in the field, and two exemplary paper awards from the John Templeton Foundation. He was awarded the 2009 Oskar Pfitzer Award from the American Psychiatric Association and 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of his research and practical efforts to understand and enhance the links between religion and mental health. He received the National Samaritan Center Award in November, 2012 in honor of his contributions to human health and growth.
Dr. Felitti is co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, ongoing collaborative research between the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and the Centers for Disease Control. A 1962 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Felitti is an internist who started as an infectious disease physician in 1968 at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego and then in 1975 founded the Department of Preventive Medicine; he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine until 2001.
Under Dr. Felitti's leadership over the years, the Department provided comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation to assess the health risks and disease burden of over one million individual adults, one-by-one. Major health-risk abatement programs were developed for obesity, smoking, and stress, as well as population-based screening for the genetic disease, Hemochromatosis. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians.
Dr. King is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, Head of Mental Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Brain Sciences,University College Medical School, London, UK. Dr. King is a psychiatric epidemiologist who undertakes large scale national and international research. He has a particular interest in the design and conduct of randomised trials of complex mental health interventions in primary and secondary care. Clinical trials in this area are difficult to conduct because of the complexity of the issues including diagnosis, interventions and outcomes. He is interested in the incorporation of patients' and professionals' preferences into the design of randomised trials and on ways in which to reduce the burden of participation for patients and their families. He undertakes observational research which includes national surveys of mental health in the UK, and cohort studies in European populations to understand the risks for mental disorders. Over the past 20 years he has had a particular interest in the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in mental and physical well-being and has pursued this research in clinical and epidemiological cohorts as well as developing and standardising two rating scales for measurement of religious and spiritual belief.
Dr. George M. Slavich is an assistant professor and Society in Science - Branco Weiss Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He is also a Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, where he directs the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research. Dr. Slavich is also an expert on the assessment of life stress and recently developed the first online system for assessing cumulative exposure to stress across the life course (i.e., the STRAIN). He has published widely on these topics and has severed as an expert consultant to a variety of companies and agencies, including the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging.
Dr. Slavich completed undergraduate and graduate coursework in psychology and communication at Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. After graduate school, he was a clinical psychology intern at McLean Hospital and a clinical fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed three years of postdoctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology at UCSF and UCLA. He has received several major awards including the Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology, and the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Graduate Students from the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Abernethy is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her Spirituality and Health Lab includes three research teams: Experience of Spirituality and Health-Related Outcomes; Spirituality, Cancer, and Health Disparities; and Spirituality, Culture, and Eating Disturbance. Her research has been funded by The Templeton Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the California Cancer Research Program, The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Brehm Center for Worship Theology, and the Arts. Her book, Worship that Changes Lives: Multicultural, Multidisciplinary, and Denominational Perspectives on Transformation in Worship, summarizes some of her research on worship. She has published research and clinical articles related to spirituality and health. She has also taught integrative courses including the course, Spiritual Interventions in Therapy.
Dr. Bellinger is an associate research professor in the Department of Pathology & Human Anatomy at Loma Linda University School of Medicine Center for Neuroimmunology. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Indiana State University. She carried out her postdoctoral training in the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester and later joined their faculty as an Assistant Professor for 5 years. She is a pioneer biomedical researcher who contributed to the establishment of the field of psychoneuroimmunology in the early 1980's. She has written over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on various aspects of psychosocial-neural-immune interactions. Dr. Bellinger's research investigates the bidirectional communication between the nervous system and the immune system, with a primary focus on sympathetic modulation of immunity in aging, autoimmunity, and cancer. She is a co-investigator on a research grant to study the bio-psychosocial manifestation of religious experiences on health in an aging Seventh-day Adventist population and consults in human and animal research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. She is a member of the Society of Neuroscience, the Association of Anatomists, the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, and the American Society for Autism, and served on the editorial board for Brain Behavior and Immunity for over 10 years, and NIH grant review panels.
Dr. Lee Berk is a preventive care specialist graduate from Loma Linda University. He has training and degrees in psychology, clinical laboratory science and a master's in public health. Dr. Berk has worked in clinical laboratory medicine for 25 years specializing in immunology and immunoassay. He has expertise in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. He is a pioneer medical researcher and recognized for his research and studies on positive lifestyle behaviors (eustress) with humor associated mirthful/laughter and his initial research with endorphins and immune modulation with exercise. Dr. Berk has done research on music, religion and spirituality, and anticipatory perception with their effects on stress hormones, neuroendocrine and immunomodulation --- since the early 1980's. He was initially awarded funding by Norman Cousins in 1988. Dr. Berk's research examines the positive emotions and their biochemical/physiological effects to whole-person through the field of psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Berk was honored in April, 2011 by being invited to lecture at the National Institutes of Health on the Psychoneuroimmunology of Humor and Laughter. Dr. Berk has been interviewed by the news media (press and TV - CBS 60 Minutes, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Good Morning America, Discovery Channel, Korean TV, Australian TV Beyond 2000, BBC-TV, Geo-TV, National Public Radio and others) for his research findings.
Dr. Berk is currently the Director of the Clinical Molecular Research Laboratory in the School of Allied Health Professions, Associate Director of the Cardiovascular and Physical Fitness Lab., Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health Professions, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine and Faculty in Graduate Studies at Loma Linda University, CA. Dr. Berk has been honored by Duke University as a Faculty Scholar (non-resident) Center for Spiritualty,Theology and Health.
Bruce Nelson is the Director of Pastoral Care and Community Services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) and chairs the Spiritual Life Council at GAMC. He has served as Principal Investigator on 31 federal, state, and locally funded initiatives and is currently leading a multi-site collaborative study investigating the "Spiritual care needs and expectations of hospitalized patients".
As the Glendale site administrator for a Templeton-funded research project, he is working with Harold Koenig of Duke University to investigate treatments for depression that integrate spirituality for patients with a medical comorbidity. Additionally, he chairs Churches Without Walls for a coalition of local churches seeking to more effectively serve the community with health outreach programs promoting disease prevention and wellness.
Douglas C Nies is a cognitive behavioral psychologist with an M.A. in theology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also did a post doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at UCLA. He is the chief of psychology at Glendale Adventist Medical Center where he evaluates and treats patients as well as leads and participates in multiple committees and research projects. He has been in private practice for almost 30 years, working with individuals, couples, and groups. He also does team building, facilitates retreats, teaches, and conducts seminars. He is an entrepreneur with multiple interests and ventures.
Rev. Alice holds a degree in Ministerial Studies and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Grief Counselor and Fellow in Thanatology. She founded and directs the Beyond Loss Bereavement program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and co-founded the Center for Grief and Loss for Children in Pasadena. She is a published author and is lead faculty for seven specialized bereavement trainings annually. She works half-time as an ICU and Women's Health Chaplain and holds active memberships in ADEC, AAMFT, AACC, AAS and IATP.
Dr. Shaw is a Project Director at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC). She is a member of the Integrating Physicians into Mission Committee at GAMC and facilitated a number of spirituality and health research symposiums, as well as the development of "What's Spirituality Got to Do With It," a video tool kit that empowers physicians to connect with the spiritual concerns of their patients.
Prior to coming to GAMC, Dr. Shaw worked at UCLA on the California Department of Public Health immunization project, as well as a gestational diabetes electronic patient education program. Dr. Shaw has conducted several presentations at national and international scientific conferences, including American Public Health Association, National Wellness Conference, and the American Diabetes Association. She has also developed curriculums and conducted trainings related to chronic disease prevention and education. Dr. Shaw completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Riverside and received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Public Health from Loma Linda University.
Dr. Tyson is a professor in the graduate department and the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa California. She is a child and adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist with extensive experience working with hospitalized youth victimized by family violence. Dr. Tyson was director of several school-based suicide prevention research studies conducted by the Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Group at the University of Washington. She has been the principle investigator of research funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health that investigated the complexities of partner violence victimization risk factors among young adult women. Her current lines of research and scholarship include adolescent victimization and post-prevention risk and protective factor outcomes as well as mixed methods research. Dr. Tyson has a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles.
Dr. Yu is the Associate Program director for the Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP). He came to Glendale Adventist FMRP in 1990 and his roles include coordination of the Geriatrics and Sports Medicine curriculums.
Dr. Yu is a graduate of Boston University Medical School. He completed his residency at UCLA. His affiliations include The American Geriatric Society, The Christian Medical and Dental Association and The Society of Teachers of Family Practice.
Dr. Yu is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AAFP and a past board member of the California Academy of Family Physicians. He is also the team doctor for Glendale Community College. Dr. Yu has twice been named "Teacher of the Year" by FMRP residents.
Healthcare Administrators, Nurses, Physicians, Clergy, Psychologists, Social Workers, Educators, Therapists, Counselors, Chaplains, Criminal Justice Workers
In this dynamic conference with many practical learning activities and workshops, explore how the significant accumulation of spirituality and health research over the last 25+ years translates into useful applications for healthcare and other human services providers. Participants work with leaders in the field to integrate significant findings from spirituality and health research into clinical practice, including medical practice, psychology, sociology, and education.
Participants from different backgrounds will develop both a broad vision of the role that spirituality plays as a health or mental health determinant and also specific applications that they can implement into their own practice, discipline, and workplace. To achieve this goal, teams will form on Monday, continue to work in mentored settings at designated times throughout the week, and then report back their accomplishments on Friday.
(includes the full 5-day conference + USB drive containing conference materials)
|Member Organizations:||$425(Daily Rate $100; Half Day Rate $60)|
|Graduate students (must provide proof of enrollment):||$325 standard registration or $75 per day|
|Retired:||$325 standard registration or $75 per day|
|Group Discount (3 or more colleagues):||10% off rate per person
|Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to qualified candidates||Please inquire|
The Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center has graciously provided supportive resources that enable participants to register for the Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers Conference. To register, please click on the link below. Depending on your browser, a new window, tab or page will open requesting information and providing instructions.
Cancellation Policy: 80% refundable before June 21st. No refunds after June 21st. This is a firm policy.
Sally Shaw, DrPH
This Activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Fuller Theology Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.
Registered Nurses:Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 2722, for:
|Monday||7.2 contact hours|
|Tuesday||6.6 contact hours|
|Wednesday||6.6 contact hours|
|Thursday||6.6 contact hours|
|Friday||5 contact hours|
|Full Week||32 contact hours|
|Monday||3 contact hours||4.2 contact hours|
|Tuesday||3 contact hours||3.6 contact hours|
|Wednesday||3 contact hours||3.6 contact hours|
|Thursday||3 contact hours||3.6 contact hours|
|Friday||2.5 contact hours||2.5 contact hours|
Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association and by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to sponsor continuing education events for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, etc. Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.