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Spirituality, Mental Health and Clinical Practice

Jun 10, 2016 09:00am -
Jun 11, 2016 04:30pm

Event Description

Sponsors: Institute for Clinical Health Psychology; the Center for Psychotherapy and Spirituality; the Center of Excellence for Multicultural and Global Mental Health; and Certificate in Health Coaching


Spirituality, Mental Health and Clinical Practice


Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Conference Coordinator: Ricardo Bianco, PsyD


In this dynamic conference, participants will 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 medicine, psychology, and sociology. 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.


The Presenters


The Scientific Basis of Spiritual Approaches in Clinical Practice

Sergio Felipe De Oliveira, MD

Dr. Oliveira is a professor and researcher of medicine and spirituality at the Medical School of University of Sao Paulo (FMUSP), founder of Uniespirito (International University of Spiritual Science), as well as the founder and clinical director of the Pineal Mind Instituto de Saude in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  At his clinic, patients who do not respond to traditional treatment methods, undergo a holistic assessment followed by a transdisciplinary approach that integrates medicine, psychology, spirituality, and community service.  His team consists of medical and mental health professionals, spiritual healers (mediums), patients in treatment and their family members.


How Spirituality is Related to Mental Illness & Health Issues: Research and Clinical Applications

Harold Koenig, MD

Dr. Koenig is the Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the Duke University Medical Center, and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 300 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and 40 books in print or in preparation.  He is past editor of the Medline research journal, the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.  His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on over 50 national and international TV news programs (including NBC’s The Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America), 100 national or international radio programs (including multiple NPR and BBC Radio 5 interviews), and hundreds of national or international newspapers or magazines (including cover stories for Reader's Digest, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, and Time).


Mind, Psychology and the Spiritual Dimension: Trilogy of the Clinical Practice

Vanessa Anseloni, PhD, PsyD

Dr. Anseloni is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and assistant professor at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on understanding neurobiology of neonatal pain.  In her clinical work, Dr. Anseloni unfolds the mechanisms of mind while intertwining it with the latest advancements of neuroscience, psychiatry, and spirituality. She is the founder and former president (1998-2012) of the Spiritist Society of Baltimore.  She also founded and is the president of the Spiritist Society of Virginia. Dr. Anseloni is a Spiritist medium, fraternal counselor, and coordinates spiritual treatments and workshops in the U.S. and worldwide. She is also the co-author of the book The New Generation with Divaldo Franco and the editor-in-chief of The Spiritist Magazine, as well as the founder and host of the Kardec Radio.


SMH6 | 12 CE Credits | $275

Graduate Students, General Public, Other Professionals | No CE Credits | $150

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Peace/Spirituality & MH
Early registration ends on Aug 10, 2015.
Regular registration starts on Aug 11, 2015 and ends on Jun 09, 2016.
Late registration starts on Jun 10, 2016.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 NO CE CREDITS - Graduate Student, General Public, Other Professionals
Member Fee: $150.00$150.00$150.00
Non-Member Fee: $150.00$150.00$150.00
 Spirituality, Mental Health and Clinical Practice - SMH6
Member Fee: $275.00$275.00$275.00
Non-Member Fee: $275.00$275.00$275.00

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