In March 2007 American Psychological Association Division 36 Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Hosted two "Visions in Conflict" Symposia at Loyola College in Columbia, Maryland March 1-3 2007. 

The goal was for APA Division 36 Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality to participate in a movement for dialogue by bringing together counselors and psychologists from different cultural/religious traditions (American, Jewish, Muslim, etc.) to address conflict resolution. The aim was to have United Nations and US State Department participation.  

Friday, March 2, 2007

Visions in Conflict I

2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Room 210/230

Session One:

Dr. Steven Handwerker: PhD, DDiv, Founder and Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Human Welfare, Board Certified Licensed Psychologist. Board Certified Member of the Professional and Scientific Board of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Title: Building the Inter-Faith Dialogue: Lessons Learned One Faith at a Time

Dr. Susan E. Hawes: PhD Professor, Clinical Psychology Antioch University New England

Title: Peacemaking as Ethical Being: Difference, Dialogue, and Hermeneutic Practice 

Catherine O’Keefe: M.Ed., Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Senior Instructor University of South Alabama Department of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies

Title: Reconciliation and Peace through Recreation, Play, and Leisure 

Dr. Abdullah Hassan: MD., President of Muslim Mental Health, Inc. Staff Psychiatrist and Unit Chief at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York City. 

Title: Vision in conflict

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Visions in Conflict II

2:00 pm - 3 :50 pm Room 360/362

Session Two:

Dr. Richard Gorsuch: PhD, MDiv Senior Professor of Psychology Graduate School of Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary

Title: Communications and Conflict: Can American Psychology Speak to the Ethnic Groups of Burma

Haroon Ullah: MA, Political Science Scholar at the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), University of Michigan

Title: Conflict Resolution in Muslim-Majority Societies

Dr. William R Clough: D.Min. Associate Professor, Program Chair, Pastoral Community Counseling Program Argosy University, Sarasota

Title: Neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends: Religious Constructs of the “other”

Dr. Lisa Miller: Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division 36 Psychology of Religion

Title: Spiritual Awareness: Conflict as Harming the Fabric of the Universe