Conference to address psychology of religion & spirituality


 “Relational Spirituality” is the theme of the 2019 Mid-Year Conference for the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Div. 36) that will be hosted at BGSU April 5-6. 

Dr. Annette Mahoney, a BGSU professor of psychology and president of Div. 36, helped to organize this year’s conference where will professionals discuss the latest research findings and advances in the psychology of religion and spirituality. Keynote speakers include Dr. Crystal Park, University of Connecticut, “Advancing the Psychology of Religiousness and Spirituality: How can a Meaning Perspective Contribute?” and Dr. Julie Exline, Case Western Reserve, “Spiritual Struggles and Supernatural Attributions: A Relational Perspective.”

Dr. Kenneth Pargament, BGSU professor emeritus of psychology, will present a clinical workshop on “Advances in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing Spiritual Struggles.” Mahoney is also one of the presenters for a symposium “Diving into New Details about Relational Spirituality: Friendships, Hook-up and Verbally Abusive Parents of Emerging Adults.”

Registration is required by March 22 for the event, which will be held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union beginning with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m.

A detailed schedule is available on the conference website at