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Plenary

Thursday Evening - March 10

Bodies are for Relationships: How the Body Helps Us Understand One Another and the World
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Brad D. Strawn (M.A. Theology, PhD Clinical Psychology) is the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor for the Integration of Psychology and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology. He has edited or co-authored three books including The Physical Nature of Christian Life: Neuroscience, Psychology & the Church (Cambridge: with Warren Brown) and Christianity and Psychoanalysis: A New Conversation (IVP: with Earl Bland). He also regularly publishes in integrative journals focusing on the dialogue between Christianity and Psychology. Brad’s research interests include embodied cognition, clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, the integration of psychology and theology, and psychology and ecclesiology. Brad is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a licensed psychologist who maintains a private practice in Pasadena, California.

 

Friday Luncheon - March 11

The Power of Relationships: Bridging Difference and Developing Virtues

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Dr. Alexis Abernethy is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in psychology. She received her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. 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. She has numerous research publications and has also written in two areas of clinical specialty, group therapy and cultural competency training.

Cynthia Eriksson is associate professor of psychology and has been a member of the Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology faculty since 2000. She participates in the Headington Program in International Trauma at Fuller, focusing her research on international trauma, spirituality, and cross-cultural workers. She has completed research in settings such as Jordan, Guatemala, Liberia, Uganda, and Spain. For the last decade she has shared teaching the core diversity course for the doctoral students in Fuller’s School of Psychology with her friend and colleague, Dr. Alexis Abernethy.

 

Saturday Morning - March 12

Competence, Evidence, and the Primacy of Relationship in Clinical Work
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Clark D. Campbell, PhD, is currently the Dean of Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University where he administers the PhD and PsyD programs in Clinical Psychology, the undergraduate Psychology and Applied Psychology programs, the Biola Counseling Center, and the Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. Prior to his role as Dean, Clark developed a private practice and worked with a variety of clients over 25 years, supervised residents in Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and was a professor in the PsyD program at George Fox University. He co-authored, with Mark McMinn, Integrative Psychotherapy: Toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach. He is licensed as a psychologist in Oregon and California and holds the ABPP in Clinical Psychology.

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