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Tracks and Track Coordinators

Marriage, Family, Sexuality & Child Track


Digital Sexuality in a Pornographic Culture

Speaker:  William Struthers, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Neuroscience Program at Wheaton College.  He is an internationally recognized scholar and speaker in the field of human sexuality and brain functioning; and is the author of the books, Sensual Wiring: Women, Sex and the Brain and Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

Academic/Research Track


Fostering Church-Psychology Collaborations to Address the Mental Health Needs of Asian Americans

Speaker:  Sandra Yu Rueger, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, and is licensed as both a Marriage & Family therapist and a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois. She has published widely in the fields of Asian America cultural issues in therapy, parenting/family dynamics and alcohol abuse.  

Clinical Practice & Counselor Educators / Professional Counseling Track


Skilled Helping: Ups and Downs

Speaker: Gerard Egan, PhD is the Professor Emeritus of Organization Development and Psychology in the Center for Organization Development at Loyola University of Chicago. He  has written over fifteen books in the field of counseling and communication, including The Skilled Helper, which is one of the most widely-used counseling texts in the world.  

Cross-Cultural & International track


Developing Cultural Counseling Competency with Nonwestern Clients

Speaker: Gladys Mwiti, PhD is a Consulting Clinical Psychologist in Nairobi, Kenya, she currently serves as the President of the Kenyan Psychological Association. She is the Founder and CEO of Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology & Trauma, a pan-African professional organization that is shaping counseling and psychology in Africa.

Psychoanalysis Track


Multiplicity, Intersubjectivity, and Recognizing the Other: Empathy as a Bridge to Justice

Speaker:  Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD is the Christiane E. Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York City; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Pastoral Counselor (Fellow), and ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. She has authored seven books and numerous journal articles; among her international honors was her appointment as the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Freud Institute and Museum and Universität Wien (Vienna, 2013-14).

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