Trust is an interpersonal phenomenon, and the field of neuroscience is helping us understand how trust functions in our brain and nervous system.
Through this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the neurobiological functions involved in trust
- Identify hallmarks of interpersonal trust with God and others
- Articulate the relationship between trust and faith in spiritual practice
- Apply a neurobiological understanding of trust to questions of how we learn
Explore how an understanding of the neuroscience of trust can help guide personal spiritual practices and the development of growth-fostering relationships.
Gena Minnix, Ph.D.
Nov 21 (Th) 12noon-1:30pm
$40 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Dr. Gena Minnix is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist and has trained in systemic therapies, EMDR, play therapy, relational cultural theory, the Enneagram, and spirituality. After interning with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnix completed her licenses and then served as clinical director for community mental health agencies before receiving her PhD in counselor education and supervision. Gena has published and presented at national and international conferences on topics such as the reconciliation of LGBT affirmation with Christian beliefs, family therapy, attachment, and trauma. In 2013, Gena helped co-found The Human Empathy Project, a nonprofit in Austin that exists to foster empathic connection with members of faith and LGBT communities. She is also Director of the Loise Henderson Wessendorff Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Seminary of the Southwest.