Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers 2014
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Interdisciplinary Spiritual Care Applications With Immediate Impact
July 28 - August 1, 2014
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An email from an Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers 2013 attendee:

From: Nelson,Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 9:01 AM
To: Nelson,Bruce
Subject: Emerging Tools

Dear Bruce,

I’m writing this note to affirm the tremendous work you are doing with others to provide this educational presentation. Last year I worked with the group that was assigned to create a product to provide interdisciplinary education concerning spiritual health. We created a PowerPoint and I regularly use this when I am asked to speak to our new graduate nurses here at SRMC. This tool makes for rich discussion and I have found it to work wonderfully well. I wish I could say I have come away with such tools concerning every conference I have attended over the years. I appreciate the focus of this conference on being a living, breathing work among us giving us something we can take home and use in each of our callings in our communities. I know this takes more effort than simply lining up presenters on various topics but in my mind it is well worth it.

I do look forward to what is planned for this upcoming conference and am delighted I have been given the opportunity to attend.

Continued blessings to you and all God has given you to do for Him. We are blessed!

In gratitude,

Teresa Nelson
Chaplain
Sonora Regional Medical Center



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Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc
Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc

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, and the 2013 Gary Collins Award from the American Association of Christian Counselors.

His latest books are the Handbook of Religion and Health, Second Edition (2012, Oxford University Press), and Spirituality in Patient Care, 3rd ed (2013, Templeton Press), and Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies (Springer 2014).

Kenneth Pargament, PhD
Kenneth Pargament, PhD

Kenneth Pargament is professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University. 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. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Pepperdine University in May of 2013.

Jeffery Dusek, PhD
Jeffery Dusek, PhD

Jeffery A. Dusek is the Director of Research of the Integrative Health Research Center at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Dusek was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, where he most recently was the director of Behavioral Sciences Research of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine of Massachusetts General Hospital. Using fMRI and gene expression, he and his colleagues discovered unique mechanisms of mind/body therapies.

In 2007, he began to direct the research at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, which is one of the nation's largest inpatient integrative programs. In 2011, he was awarded 4-year R01 grant from NCCAM, NIH to embark on a to explore the impact of PGIHH integrative services on acute pain.

Kevin Reimer, PhD
Kevin Reimer, PhD

Kevin S. Reimer is executive director for the Office of Research & Grants at Azusa Pacific University. He is a developmental psychologist who completed research fellowships at the University of British Columbia and Oxford. In partnership with the California Institute of Technology and Fuller Theological Seminary, Reimer is co-investigator for The HABITVS Project: Biology, Intersubjectivity, and Transdisciplinarity in Virtue Science. Using tools from behavioral economics, decision neuroscience, and computational linguistics, the work is funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The award is latest in a series of grants aimed at scientific understanding of compassionate persistence in L'Arche communities for the developmentally disabled. Founded by renowned humanitarian Jean Vanier, L'Arche caregivers live in community with the disabled, affirming the latter as virtuous and spiritual exemplars. Dr. Reimer's work on L'Arche spans more than a decade, documented in his book Living L'Arche: Stories of Compassion, Love, and Disability (Bloomsbury, 2009).

Dr. Reimer has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications. His other book projects include The Reciprocating Self (2005), A Peaceable Psychology (2009), and Theology and the Science of Morality (2012). His work on humanitarian exemplarity in L'Arche was showcased on National Public Radio.

Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD
Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD

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.

Lee S. Berk, DrPH, MPH, CHES, FACSM, CLS
Lee S. Berk, DrPH, MPH, CHES, FACSM, CLS

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, MA
Bruce Nelson, MA

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, PhD
Douglas C. Nies, PhD

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.

Sheryl Tyson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS
Sheryl Tyson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS

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.



Purpose

Who should attend:

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.


Travel

Conference Location:
Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology
180 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

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Register

Standard Registration:
(includes the full 5-day conference
$650
Daily Rate: $150
Half-Day Rate: $80
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 candidatesPlease inquire

Registration fees are not a charitable donation to the Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. 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 27th. No refunds after June 27th. This is a firm policy.

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Sponsors for the Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers (ETIP) 2014 Conference and news media will take photos and videos during the conference. By attending the conference you acknowledge these activities and grant ETIP sponsors and staff permission to use your image for publications, website, and marketing materials. You waive all claims against ETIP sponsors and staff for any liability resulting from these uses. Only ETIP sponsors and staff are permitted to record conference activities. Individuals recording activities without prior permission from ETIP or without proper media credentials will be asked to cease recording immediately.

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Sally Shaw, DrPH
855-710-0133
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Physicians:

Accreditation Statement

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

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 2272, for credit based on sessions attended.

Full Day
Monday 8.2 contact hours
Tuesday 8.2 contact hours
Wednesday    8.2 contact hours
Thursday 8.2 contact hours
Friday 6.7 contact hours
Full Week 39.5 contact hours

Half Day
Day AM PM
Monday 4 contact hours 4.2 contact hours
Tuesday 4.3 contact hours 3.9 contact hours
Wednesday    4.2 contact hours 4 contact hours
Thursday 4.3 contact hours 3.9 contact hours
Friday 3.7 contact hours    3 contact hours   

There is no partial credit. The entire day, half day, or entire conference must be completed to earn the above credit.

Psychologists/Therapists/Social Workers/Counselors:

This event is sponsored by Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology. The School of Psychology at Fuller is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fuller SOP is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to sponsor continuing education for marriage and family therapists and clinical social workers. Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A total of 29.5 Continuing Education credits are offered throughout the 5 days and will available for professionals at all levels of training.

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.

Chaplains

This event is sponsored by the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries Institute. A total of 29.5 Continuing Education credits are offered throughout the 5 days of this conference.


Sponsors


Adventist Health
Azusa Pacific University
Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
La Sierra University
Loma Linda University
Whole Person Resources