Online Event Will Help Pastors Deal with Emotional Needs of People in the Current Crisis
“Leading in Times of Disruption” is the focus of the Annual George T. Harding Conference on Mental Health and the Faith Community on November 9 and 10, Monday and Tuesday next week. It is offered this year as a Zoom Conference from 1 pm to 3 pm Eastern time including both days.
Topics include “Caring for Oneself in Times of Disruption” and “Caregiving and Your Faith Community,” as well as “Creating Partnerships with Healing Professionals.” It is especially designed for clergy, educators and others who work in a religious context. It will include master classes, virtual small group discussions, Q&A time and practical applications you can really use! “This is not a conference, it is an experience,” say some who have attended in the past.
Presenters include Dr. H. Jean Wright II, professor and clinical faculty member at the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation and Temple University department of psychology; Dr. Peter Bath, vice president for Mission and Spirituality at Kettering Health Network, the eight hospitals operated by the Adventist denomination in the Dayton, Ohio, region and a veteran pastor; Dr. Torben Bergland, a psychiatrist educated in Denmark and Norway, who currently serves as an associate director of the Health Department at the denomination’s General Conference; Dr. Mary Ann Schaepper, a psychiatrist with specialized education in child and adolescent psychiatry currently in private practice; and Pastor Nestor Bruno, director of Kettering Ministry Care, an Adventist pastor and mental health professional.
The event is sponsored as a collaboration between the Harding-Buller Foundation, the Kettering Health Network, and the Adventist denomination’s North American Division Ministerial Department.
Premium registration and access to selected content is limited to the first 500 attendees to register. You can register at: https://whova.com/portal/registration/mhafc_202011