How the West Was Won: The East/West Convergence of Psychotherapy and Faith

The 18th Annual Psychotherapy and Faith Conference sponsored by the Institute for Spirituality and Health will be held Friday, November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 S. Main, Houston, TX 77004. Cost is $95, $45 for students.

How did psychotherapy and spirituality become intermingled fields? The convergence of the two can be traced to the World’s Parliament of Religions which convened in Chicago in September, 1893. The Parliament attracted a potpourri of speakers from all of the world’s religions-the largest selection ever assembled at one time. Over a three week period, 194 papers and sermons were presented. The World’s Parliament had a broad impact on spirituality and psychotherapy and was important, historically, in several ways. First, It gave birth to the academic field for the study of comparative religion. Second, the interfaith movement can trace its roots to the Parliament and it had a huge impact on the modern Christian ecumenical movement: seventy-eight percent of the speakers were Christians. Finally, it is important to look back and see how much has happened in the field of psychotherapy and faith since the East/West convergence in the late 1800s.

The Faculty of Five will examine psychotherapy and faith from different perspectives: historically, clinically and then from Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.

To Register:
tel. 713.797.0600 ext. 109
or
please send check to:
Institute For Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar, No. 220
Houston, TX 77054

For more information visit the website for the Institute for Spirituality and Health.

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