Work in healthcare? Need support with spiritual issues? Please join us for our first-ever spiritual support group meeting and see how you can work through spiritual issues that arise in the context of health professions.
April 24 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a forum dedicated to a dialogue between Islam and Christianity. We will hear from a Christian pastor and a Muslim neurosurgeon, who will each discuss their faith and its relationship to a scientific worldview.
June 20th / 6:30 pm at ISH
"Meditation" encompasses many different form of practice. This panel will allow attendees to learn about the great many varieties of meditative practice, across both Eastern and Western traditions. Come to learn from three experts in the field!
May 14, 2013 / 5:30-7:30pm
5:00 - 6:30pm
Dr. Allen says, “Karen Armstrong asserts that God is a product of the human imagination and that God often is imbued with human characteristics. Mentalizing entails attributing mental states to others as well as awareness of mental states in oneself; hence relating to God (e.g., through prayer) entails mentalizing. This presentation (1) considers relatedness to God from the perspective of attachment research; (2) examines the links between human attachments and different ways of mentalizing God; and (3) advocates a mentalizing stance toward God as optimal for therapists with diverse beliefs in working with patients with diverse beliefs.”
Dr. Allen is senior staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Houston. He is an expert in treating trauma-related disorders and depression, a prolific writer, and international lecturer. Along with Dr. Peter Fonagy, Allen has helped introduce the concept of Mentalization in Psychotherapy.
Parking is free. Register via the link below or by calling Jerri Doctor at 713-797-0600.