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Integration Symposium 2021

A Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy: Christ-Centered, Biblically Based, and Spirit-Filled

With Siang-Yang Tan, PhD

February 17–19, 2021

 

Registration

The virtual symposium is free and open to the public; registration is required. Refunds/cancellations up to 1 day before the event start date.

Para registrarse al evento en español, visite: Información de Registro

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A total of six units of continuing education (CE) credit will be available. (Each two-hour session is worth two units.) CE credits are offered at $10 per unit for Fuller alumni and $15 per unit for the general public. Questions regarding continuing education credits can be sent to psychce@fuller.edu.

Fuller Theological Seminary / Graduate School of Psychology & Marriage and Family is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Integration Symposium 2021

Join us virtually for the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy 2021 Integration Symposium featuring Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, senior professor of clinical psychology. Dr. Tan is a licensed psychologist, distinguished speaker, and pastor, perhaps known most notably for his work on lay counseling and intrapersonal integration and spirituality. This year’s symposium will reflect the theme, “A Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy: Christ-Centered, Biblically Based, and Spirit-Filled,” and will include three lectures based on his textbook, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011). Tan has just completed writing the second edition of this textbook, which will be published at the end of 2021 or early 2022.

Siang-Yang TanSiang-Yang Tan

Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan is senior professor of clinical psychology in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University, and an APA Fellow. He has published articles on lay counseling and lay counselor training, intrapersonal integration and spirituality, religious psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, epilepsy, pain, and cross-cultural counseling with Asians and Hispanics, as well as more than 15 books and major textbooks. He is associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity and serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Christian Psychology: A Transdisciplinary Journal, and Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care. Tan also serves as senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California.

RESPONDENTS

sean loveSean Love

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRAINING AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Ahmi LeeAhmi Lee

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PREACHING

Oscar Garcia-Johnson

Oscar García-Johnson

ACADEMIC DEAN FOR THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HISPANIC CHURCH AND COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY AND LATINO/A STUDIES

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

10:00 am–12:00 pm (PST): A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to describe some of the latest developments in the integration of psychology and Christianity, going beyond the traditional five views, to more embodied and relational models, with a focus on which Christianity and which psychology are being integrated.
  2. Attendees will learn about five basic assumptions of human nature from a biblical perspective.
  3. Attendees will be aware of 14 guidelines or principles for effective counseling and psychotherapy that are biblically and research-based.

Respondent: Sean Love, Associate Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology Department

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

10:00 am–12:00 pm (PST): Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to define and provide examples of implicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy.
  2. Attendees will be able to define and provide examples of explicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy.
  3. Attendees will be aware of the ethical guidelines for the appropriate use of implicit and explicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy, and the latest empirical evidence supporting the effectiveness of religious and spiritual therapies, including Christian therapies.

Respondent: Ahmi Lee, Assistant Professor of Preaching

1:00 pm–2:00 pm (PST): SOPMFT Admissions Info Session

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

10:00 am–12:00 pm (PST): The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be aware of the person and work of the Holy Spirit as the third person or member of the Triune God.
  2. Attendees will learn about the power, gifts, truth, and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
  3. Attendees will be able to describe at least five ways that the Holy Spirit can work in the process of Christian counseling and psychotherapy that are crucial, central, and comprehensive.

Respondent: Oscar García-Johnson, Academic Dean for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community and Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/a Studies

12:15 pm–1:30 pm (PST): Alumni Luncheon with Dr. Siang-Yang Tan - Register Here