Holistic Healing and Wellness

Scholars and guests explore contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology.

Keynote Speaker: Thema Bryant-Davis

“People were put on the planet to do more than recover from the thing that was done to them.”

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Thema Bryant-Davis and the words FULLER dialogues: Holistic Healing and Wellness

FULLER dialogues: Holistic Healing and Wellness

The 2020 Integration Symposium explored contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology. WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Carly Crouch on Jeremiah and Trauma

Carly Crouch, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Biblical Narratives of Trauma: Paths to Spiritual and Psychological Restoration.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Denette Boyd-King on Virtue Development

Denette Boyd-King, PhD student, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “The Therapeutic Role of Contemplative Practice: Christian Mindfulness and Embodied Healing.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Robert Craig on Trauma and Meaning-Making

Robert Craig, PhD student, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Biblical Narratives of Trauma: Paths to Spiritual and Psychological Restoration.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Daniel D. Lee on Christian Identity and Decolonization

Daniel D. Lee, assistant provost for the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Wisdom from Womanist Psychology.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Tina Armstrong on Reclaiming Contemplative Practices

Tina Armstrong, assistant professor of clinical psychology, director of clinical training, and PhD in clinical psychology program chair, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “The Therapeutic Role of Contemplative Practice: Christian Mindfulness and Embodied Healing.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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Response | Seanita Scott on the Black Superwoman and Self-Definition

Seanita Scott, PhD student, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Wisdom from Womanist Psychology: Integrating Art, Spirit, Activism, and Community.” WATCHTheology and Protest

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The Fuller Symposium on the Integration of Psychology and Theology is the annual conference held by the School of Psychology. The 2020 conference, “Holistic Healing and Wellness: Mind, Body, and Spirit,” featured Thema Bryant-Davis, associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her lectures, and the faculty and student responses to each, explored contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology.