Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Springtime Speaker Series Continues in May with Dr. Mary Beth Werdel and Dr. Lisa Cataldo

Dr. Mary Beth Werdel and Dr. Lisa Cataldo continue Springtime Speaker Series with Presentation

Blooming in the Night: The Role of Spirituality and Stress-Related Growth as a Response to Major Life Events”


Free Admission Open to All

When: Wednesday, May 4, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Where: OneSpirit Learning Alliance, 247 West 36th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Dr. Mary Beth Werdel is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Fordham University. She received her doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Werdel’s research focuses on the intersection of spirituality and well being during times of loss, stress, and trauma, and she is frequently invited to present on the topic of stress-related growth. Dr. Werdel has written two books, A Primer of Posttraumatic Growth, co-authored with Dr. Robert J. Wicks, and As Faith Matures: Beyond the Sunday God, as well as two book chapters and a number of peer-reviewed and popular articles. Her clinical experience, following extensive training in Relationship Enhancement Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy, has focused on working predominantly with individuals, children and families who have experienced significant loss, stress or trauma. Dr. Werdel also serves as an active reviewer for the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Psychology and Religion.

Dr. Lisa Cataldo is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University. She is a faculty member and supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City, and is on the faculty of the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Her research and writing focus on the intersection of psychoanalysis and religion/spirituality, and includes issues of trauma and multiplicity, intersubjectivity, and experiences of the other. She is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York.

About the 2016 Springtime Speaker Series

This free continuing education series for clinicians and clergy seeks to address and explore the impact of trauma that is both collectively and individually experienced. Recent violence around the world highlights such trauma, the roots of which may arise from intergenerational transmission of trauma and reflect racial or religious differences.  PSI hosts three presentations in April, May and June of 2016 by licensed clinical professionals who will share how they integrate these complex themes when working to heal the mind, body and spirit in the aftermath of trauma.

2 Continuing Education credits for LCSW/LMSWs will be offered at a cost of $65 per presentation. Discount available for AAPC affiliates.

Tickets may be reserved, and CE credits may be purchased, separately or in combination here:

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