Keynote

Keynote

Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University and has published extensively on the role of spirituality and religion in coping with trauma. A key figure in the movement toward a biopsychosociospiritual approach to healthcare, Dr. Pargament has sought to bridge the gap between psychological conceptions of religion and the role of religion and spirituality in the life of the individual and greater community. He is a recipient of the William James Award for excellence in research in psychology of religion and has appeared on CBS News, National Public Radio, and an HBO documentary on faith and healing. Author of the books, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred and The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice, Dr. Pargament will discuss ways to find the sacred in the midst of trauma in this year’s keynote address.