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From Brokenness to Wholeness: The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy 

Dr. Kennth Pargament

May 12, 12:00-1:30pm EST

via Zoom


Attendees will engage in a lecture and interact with the presenter. Participants will gain information regarding theories and research drawn from wholeness research. They will learn about wholeness as a distinctive concept;  ingredients of wholeness; ways in which religion can contribute to greater wholeness; and  ways psychotherapy can foster greater wholeness.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attendance at this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe three ways wholeness is a distinctive concept;
  2. Describe three ingredients of wholeness;
  3. Identify three ways religion can contribute to greater wholeness;
  4. Describe three ways psychotherapy can foster greater wholeness.


12:00 –12:10pm: Introduction & Participant instructions

12:10 –1:00pm: Lecture

  1:00 – 1:25pm: Discussion

  1:25 – 1:30pm: Conclusion



Speaker Bio

Kenneth Pargament is a professor emeritus of psychology at Bowling Green State University and adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor Medical College. He has authored over 300 refereed articles on the relationship between religion and mental health. He has written The Psychology of Religion and Coping and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy. Dr. Pargament is Editor-in-Chief of the two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. With Julie Exline, he has authored the recently released Working with Spiritual Struggles in Psychotherapy: From Research to Practice. He was Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. His awards include the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2009, the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2015, the first Outstanding Contribution to the Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award from Division 36 of APA in 2017, and an honorary doctor-of-letters from Pepperdine University in 2013. He was named One of the 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists.