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2023 Conference Keynote Speakers

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Kenneth Pargament

Kenneth Pargament is a professor emeritus of psychology at Bowling Green State University and Adjunct Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. He has published extensively on religion, spirituality, and health, and authored The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred. Dr. Pargament is Editor-in-Chief of the 2013 two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. With Julie Exline, he has authored the recently released Working with Spiritual Struggles in Psychotherapy: From Research to Practice. He was Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. His awards include the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2009, the National Samaritan Center Award in 2012, the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2015, the first Outstanding Contribution to the Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award from the Division 36 of APA in 2017, and an honorary doctor-of-letters from Pepperdine University in 2013. He was recently cited as “One of the 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World.”

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Morgan Medlock

Morgan Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, is a convener, educator, administrator, and clinician who is passionate about designing equitable, community-centered behavioral health interventions. Since completing adult psychiatry and health policy training at Harvard Medical School in 2018, Morgan has served in academia, local and state government, and on a national stage, advocating for a more just system of care for marginalized populations. She is the lead editor of the volume Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions, which has become a resource for anti-racism work at institutions across the country. She is also adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine where she developed strategies for centering the history and experiences of communities of color in substance use disorder interventions. Morgan previously served as Vice-Chair of the District of Columbia’s Opioid Fatality Review Board and the American Psychiatric Association's Council of Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Medlock received her MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health, her MD from the Mayo Clinic School Of Medicine, her MDiv from Andrews University, and her BS from Oakwood University.

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Watch the Seminars from each Breakout Session

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2023 Resources​

Family Ministries Resource Book


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Family Togetherness Week of Prayer


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