Greetings from the Chair of Integration,
Welcome to the integration website. We hope to give you an idea of what integration means in Fuller's School of Psychology and provide you with some resources for integration of theology and psychology.
The School of Psychology was established more than 40 years ago so that students could obtain a rigorous psychological and theological program of studies. The integration of these two disciplines was to be and is our unique contribution. The faculty are committed to encouraging and facilitating the conversation between faith and psychological issues.
Every February the School of Psychology hosts a lectureship featuring a nationally recognized scholar who focuses on a single integrative issue. In 2001 Dr. Stephen Post presented on the topic of aging and dementia. In 2002, Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, a nationally known family psychologist from Rutgers University, focused on spirituality in the treatment of African American families. In 2003, Dr. Nancey Murphy was our featured speaker. Dr. Murphy is known internationally for her writing in the area of theology and science. She presented three addresses which focus on new directions in integrative research. In 2004, our featured speaker was Dr. Ann Ulanov and her focus was on what Evangelicals can learn from Jung. Fuller's own Dr. Warren Brown led the 2005 symposium on the topic: Science, Faith, and Human Nature: Reconciling Neuropsychology and Christian Theology. In 2006 the school of Psychology celebrated its 40th anniversary and invited a variety of our own graduates to speak on community and psychology. Dr. Ellen Charry from Princeton Seminary lectured in 2007 on reviving christian psychology. The focus on the 2008 symposium was the role of religion in therapy with the topic addressed by several nationally known psychologists and theologians. Dr. Kelly O'Donnell focused in 2009 on practicing psychology in mission and aid settings. Since then, in 2010, we have heard John Fantuzzo, Charles Howard, and Pilar Cruz-Ramos lecture on Psychology Of, With and For the Poor, and in 2011, Stanley Hauerwas joined us with Reflections on God and Mental Illness. The 2012 Integration Symposium, From Science to Service in Schizophrenia: Within Our Reach or Beyond Our Grasp? had several keynote speakers and breakout sessions, as well as an art show and research poster session, to reach out to the community and teach clinicians and caretakers how to work with those suffering with Schizophrenia. Our latest Integration Symposium (2013) featured Dr. Marie Hoffman, who spoke on religion and psychotherapy in a lectureship entitled, "Speak to Me, That I May Hear".
Stay tuned for more information about our 2014 50th Anniversary for the Fuller School of Psychology
To assist students in integrative research, we have developed a specialized library collection on integration. The approximately thousand books in the library cover a wide range issues and are available to students as they research topics in integration.
As you roam these pages, we hope you find some helpful resources for integration.
Thank you for visiting us.
Brad S. Strawn, Ph.D.
Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology
Description of the Chair The chair is a gift of Evelyn Freed, a corporate executive and community leader who has served on Fuller's Board of Trustees since 1992, and Frank H. Freed, a clinical psychologist who was one of Fuller Seminary's earliest graduates and who earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the School of Psychology in 1974. Its purpose is to promote the integration of the social-behavioral sciences and theology