There are four corners to the human being. We are bio/psycho/social/spiritual beings.
This lecture/discussion will address each quadrant and seek to integrate the whole. In addition there will be an emphasis on the spiritual practices of mindfulness, self compassion. One should leave with a larger view of the integration of psychology and spirituality.
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. & Pittman McGehee, Ph.D
Jan 30 (Th)
$50 (Pre-registration required.)
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. is an Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, TX. He served as the dean of Christ Church Cathedral for eleven years, during which time the Cathedral became a beacon of spiritual insight and compassionate action in the Houston Community. Beloved for his warmth, humor, and keen attunement to the deeper psychological currents moving through contemporary American life, Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator who has influenced countless students, clinicians, clergy, and scholars through his teaching at the University of Houston, Saybrook University, The Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of Texas. Pittman is also a widely published poet and essayist and is the author of The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are, Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the Soul, Words Made Flesh, and The Paradox of Love.
Pittman McGehee, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. He re- ceived his doctorate from The University of Texas, Austin, focusing his research on the connec- tion between psychological health and the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion. During his doctoral studies, Dr. McGehee worked closely with Dr. Kristin Neff, one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion. Prior to working in private practice, Dr. McGehee worked and trained at the Austin Psychology and Assessment Center, the Capital Area Mental Health Center, the Travis County Correctional Complex, as well as the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center. In addition, Dr. McGehee is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher-trainer, through the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He is cur- rently adjunct faculty at Seton Cove Spirituality Center, Austin, Texas, and has held faculty ap- pointments in both the Department of Psychology and The Department Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. In 2017 Dr. McGehee co-wrote a chapter on Mindful Self- Compassion (MSC), with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer, the creators of MSC, in the book, Practitioner’s Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.