Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care in Professional Psychology: A Christian Integrative Approach
Date and Location:
Date: January 30, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Regent University's Library Auditorium
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Open to the Public with Registration
This presentation will introduce a Christian integrative approach to disaster spiritual and emotional care in professional psychology. Practice guidelines for integrative disaster spiritual and emotional care are offered, as well as a series of diverse examples of faith based disaster interventions. Theological and integrative implications are also raised, as well as thoughts on how disaster spiritual and emotional care will contribute to the future of integration.
Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, civic workers, mental health workers, students, etc.
This presentation will facilitate attendees’ understanding and skills for effectively preparing and responding to disasters and humanitarian challenges with an emphasis on psychological and faith-based approaches.
- Summarize psychological and spiritual impact of disasters
- Introduce role of mental health professionals in disaster spiritual and emotional care
- Summarize evidence informed disaster spiritual and emotional integrative approaches and interventions
Jamie D. Aten, Ph. D. (Indiana State University) is the Dr. Arthur P Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Associate Professor of Psychology and Founder and Co-Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director of the Katrina Research Center and as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been awarded close to $2 million in external funding by numerous state, federal, and non-profits for his research on faith based and disaster mental health issues, which emphasizes equipping faith communities to prepare and respond to disasters. He is the co-editor of 4 books, including the American Psychological Association’s bestseller Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process (APA Books). Along with Regent University’s Dr. Donald Walker, he is co-editing 2 forthcoming books, Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy (Intervarsity Press), and Spiritually Oriented Trauma Psychotherapy (APA Books), and a special volume of the Journal of Psychology and Theology on religion, spirituality and trauma. For his work with faith-based organizations after Hurricane Katrina, he was recognized with a Mutual of America Merit Finalist Award. More recently, he received the American Psychological Association’s Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) Margaret Gorman Early Career Award for his research on the psychology of religion and disasters.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University, 2005
Teaching Experience as Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Associate Professor of Psychology Co-Director at Humanitarian Disaster Institute in Wheaton College, 2010 - Present
Special Volumes - Aten, J., & Walker, D. (in press). Special volume on religion, spirituality, and trauma. Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Editorial Board, Rural Theology, 2006-Present.
Grant reviewer, John Templeton Foundation, 2012.
Ad hoc reviewer, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy, 2010-Present.
Aten, J.D. (Co-Principle Investigator) & Boan, D. (2012-2014). Building Faith-based Organizational and Local Capacity for Disaster Psychosocial Care in Japan: Equipping the Japan Evangelical Association to Support Local Churches after the Tsunami.World Relief. Funded: $300,000.
Boan, D., & Aten, J.D. (Co-Principle Investigator) (2012-2013). Building Capacity for Clinical Care of Child Restaveks in Haiti. Equitas Group. Funded: $150,431.
Boan, D., & Aten, J.D.(Co-Principle Investigator)(2012). Review of the Research on Trauma and Trauma Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Biblical Seminary and American Bible Society. Funded: $15,000.
Aten, J., Johnson, E., Worthingotn, E., & Hook, J. (in press). (Eds.). Evidence-based practices for Christian counseling and psychotherapy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Aten, J., O'Grady, K., & Worthington, E. (2011). (Eds.). Psychology of religion and spirituality for clinicians: Using research in your practice. New York: Routledge.
Aten, J. (in press). Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care in Professional Psychology: A Christian Integrative Approach. Journal of Psychology & Theology.
Open to the Public with Registration
Professional Registration with Professional and Continuing Education Credit: $19.95 (Includes printable Professional and Continuing Education Certificate and 2 CE hours)
Professional and Student Registration with no Professional and Continuing Education Credit: Free
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