2022 Interdisciplinary Symposium: Spirituality in the Work of the Spiritual Caregiver

The Oates Institute 2022 Interdisciplinary Symposium:

 Spirituality in the Work of the Spiritual Caregiver

July 12 – 20, 2022

The Oates Institute is happy to announce our 2022 online symposium featuring internationally known authors, scholars, professors, and professionals. This diverse group of presenters represent the legacy of progressive thinkers and practitioners across multiple disciplines who have strived to integrate spiritual, theological, behavioral sciences, and medical concepts and best practices that honor the originators of the pastoral/spiritual care and counseling movement. Wayne Oates was one of those pioneers; his work has shaped and strongly influenced the field for over 75 years.

Ten outstanding 90-minute virtual presentations will take place from July 12 through July 20. Each will be presented live online at 3 or 7 p.m. EST,  and will also be recorded for the convenience of those who cannot join the live session.

Symposium registration fees:

  • $40 for current members.
  • $80 for non-members.

CEU credit for professional spiritual caregivers is available to attendees.

Confirmed Presenters:

July 12, 3 p.m. EST: Wade Rowatt, Jr., PhD., “Pastoral Care Across Cultures,” Professor, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, author of ten books, fifty articles, ACPE, Supervisor, previously taught at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Louisville, McMaster Divinity College, and Director of the St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center.

July 12, 7 p.m. EST – TBA & July 13, 3 p.m. EST: Chaplain Brian Miller, D.Min., BCC, LMFT, “Moral Injury in Combat Veterans and Beyond,” Staff Chaplain, Mountain Home Veterans Affairs HCS James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Marriage and Family Track, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Dissertation on the topic above.

July 14, 3 p.m. EST: Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn, “The Supply and Demand for Chaplaincy,” Executive Director/CEO, ACPE, and co-founder of Chaplaincy Innovation Lab.

July 14, 7 p.m. EST: Rev. David Stancil, PhD., “Pastoral Variables in Psychotherapy: An Instrument for Assessment,” Retired Pastor, Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., ThM., Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Dissertation on the topic above.

July 15, 3 p.m. EST: Rev. Frank Woggon, PhD., “The Empathetic God: Constructing A Clinical Theology,” Director of Chaplain Services, Assistant Clinical Professor, the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospitals, BBC-APC, ACPE, Certified Supervisor. The topic is about the re-interpretation of the atonement. It connects with Wayne Oates’ “Christ and Selfhood.”

July 18, 3 p.m. EST – Dr. Bill Leonard, “Believers, not Belongers: Soul Care, the ‘Nones’ and Spiritualities”, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Dean, retired; Religious Historian, Author, Professor, Scholar, PhD., Boston University

July 18, 7 p.m. EST: Rev. Suzanne Coyle, PhD., “Spirituality in Pastoral Care and Family Therapy,” Author, Professor, Christian Theological Seminary.

July 19, 3 p.m. EST: Rev. John Swinton, PhD., ““Living Well with Mental Health Challenges”,” Spirituality in Mental Health, Author, Theologian, Professor, Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies in the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen. Founder of the Center for Spirituality, Health, and Disability.

July 19, 7 p.m. EST: Dr. Cliff Kuhn, “What is in a Laugh?” Psychiatrist, Humorist, former Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

July 20, 3 p.m. EST: Rev. Denise Massey, PhD., Author, Scholar, Professor, McAffee School of Theology, Mercery University & Rev. Rick Underwood, D.Min., Executive Director, WEOI, Author, Adjunct Professor, “The Legacy and Continued Contributions of Wayne E. Oates as it Applies to Spiritual Care,” an updated presentation originally delivered to the APC Convention.

Capacity is 150 spots – these spots will fill up fast.

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