Welcome to the Society for Christian Psychology!
Learn about about our mission to work out a distinctly Christian psychology. Inside the website you’ll find:
- A weekly Blog. Our blog for the month of November is a collaboration led by Dr. Carlos Fayard, PhD. Carlos is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Chair, Psychiatry & Religion program; Director of Psychiatry Training, Psychiatry Residency Program; Director, Clinical Psychology Internship – Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Assistant Director, Health Ministries Department, Global Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Recently co-edited: A Christian Worldview and Mental Health: Seventh-day Adventist Perspective (Andrews University Press, 2011), and Vida Abundante: La Psicologia Positiva desde la Cosmovision Biblica (Publicaciones Universidad de Montemorelos, 2013).
- A growing list of resources, including information about Christian psychology, ancient and contemporary Christian psychologists, sample articles, recommended books, sister organizations and institutions, and .pdf copies of our journal, Edification, and copies of our newsletter, Soul & Spirit
- Conferences of the SCP and other related organizations
- Grant and research opportunities
- Information on how to become a member of the Society. Consider partnering with us in the project of a radically Christian vision and practice of psychology.
News & Announcements:
The 2013 AACC World Conference was a great success. The Society for Christian Psychology held a preconference workshop on the subject of shame and it was well-attended, as well as 7 presentations in our track. Thanks to those of you who joined us.
The SCP will be holding its next academic gathering concurrently with the 2013 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture “Kierkegaard: A Christian Thinker for Our Time?” held at Baylor University, Oct 30-Nov 2. Speakers at the Symposium include Richard Bauckham, C. Stephen Evans, Eric Gregory, Paul Griffiths, Kathleen Norris, Christian Smith, Sylvia Walsh, and Merold Westphal. For information contact the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University at email@example.com. Speakers at the Society’s conference events include Simon Podmore, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Liverpool Hope University, the author of Kierkegaard and the Self Before God: Anatomy of the Abyss, and Mark Tietjen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at University of West Georgia, author of Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue: Author as Edification.Those interested in exploring the contributions of Kierkegaard to a Christian psychology will soon be able to submit a proposal for our conference.
The Association of Christian Therapists will be holding its annual conference Oct 13-15, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For more information go to www.actheals.org/ic.html.
CAPS will be holding its next annual conference April 3-5, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. For more information go to www.caps.net.
The Society for Christian Psychology held an academic conference on the theme Towards a Christian Positive Psychology at Regent University on October 18-20, 2012. We had an incredible time hearing from a stellar group of Christian scholars from psychology, philosophy, theology, and psychiatry, including Robert Roberts, Ellen Charry, David Myers, Julie Exline, Rebecca DeYoung, James Spiegel, Kevin Timpe, Warren Kinghorn, Charles Hackney, Eric Johnson, Jonathan Pennington, and Craig Steven Titus. We hope that CD’s from the conference will be available in coming months.
Research Participants Needed!
A research team at the University of Louisville is conducting a study about the association between well-being and prayer. Please take 20—25 minutes to complete this online survey. You will not be asked to divulge your name and responses will be kept completely confidential. To access the survey, simply click here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/prayerC_Wave1.
This research is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Pössel, and any questions about the study should be directed to him (Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org).