The integration of spirituality and religion into the behavioral sciences has long been a difficult issue. Psychology's and sociology's direct focus on humanity is shared by religion, but with differing assumptions and methods. The conference will explore developments in the philosophy of science that offer promising avenues for integration, some potential issues this might raise, and examples of biopsychosocial-spiritual research.
On November 13, 2020, the School of Behavioral Health hosted our first Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Research Conference via Zoom. Below you will find the schedule and a link to a video of each portion of the conference.
- Part 1: Welcome and Devotional
Presented by Beverly Buckles (Dean) and Terry Swenson (Chaplain)
- Part 2: Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Philosophy of Science
Presented by Kenny Boyd
- Part 3: Panel Discussion
Featuring Adam Aréchiga (School of Behavioral Health), Scott Perryman (Children’s Hospital), Iris Mamier (School of Nursing), Terry Swenson (Chaplain), Henry Lamberton (School of Medicine), and Calvin Thomsen (School of Religion)
- Part 4: Research Poster Presentations
Presented by Jade Seto, Sean Roche, Jeffrey & Gina Gang, and Angelica Chakos
View the full series here.