Annual Meeting: 2008 Poster Sessions

Below you will find information from the Poster Session and the 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health. You may click on the presenting author's last name or scroll down to view all of the poster titles.

Presenter

Abel Briggs Fletcher Howard Nickerson Struve
Address Butler Frenk Kang Numrich Szaflarski
Ai Campbell Gessner Kim O'Donnell Thompson
Anspaugh Chang Gillum LaRocca-Pitts Pashko Vaughan
Assis Constantopoulos Gleason Lazar Piderman Wayment
Austin Cotton Gordon Lucero Quinn Wheeler
Auterson Cowchock Granick Maclin Ratliff Wright
Baesler Dew Haefner Martin Roberts_McDavid Wyatt
Bjorck Farrell Hart McNeil Saliga Young
Boyarsky Flannelly Hayward Mihalache Smith

"Religious and Nonreligious Coping in Jewish Adults Who Have Had Heart Surgery"
Erica A. Abel, PhD
Adelphi University
Co-authors: Jonathan Whiteson, M.D., Mariano J. Rey M.D., Ana Mola ANP

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"Creating a Theology of Healthy Aging: The Power of Sacred Relationships"
Rabbi Richard F. Address, DMin
Director, Department of Jewish Family Concerns,
Union for Reform Judaism
Adjuct Professor, Hebrew Union College —Jewish Institute of Religion

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"Dialectics in the 19th century Germany and counteracting pathways of prayer coping to the short-term postoperative adjustment in cardiac surgery patients"
Amy L. Ai, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Washington

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"Physics and Psychoanalysis: The Influence of Spirituality on Physical and Mental Health"
Denise de Assis
Psychologist and Systems Analyst
CLITOP —Cultural Association, Center of Mental Health Study and Treatment

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"The Role of African American Health Ministries in Promoting Healthy Behaviors among Type II Diabetics"
Sandra Austin, MSW, EdD
Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare
University at Albany
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"Illness Linked to Unhealed (Early) Broken Love Bonds"
Marieluisa Auterson, MA, MA
Adlerian Psychotherapist

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"Prayer Paths"
E. James Baesler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication
Old Dominion University

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"The Adolescent Religious Support Scale: Initial Psychometrics"
Jeffrey P. Bjorck, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Graduate School of Psychology

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"Does a Credible God Heal People?"
Saul Boyarsky, MD, JD
Consulting Associate, Department of Urology
Duke University Medical Center
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"Thrust into the LymeLight: Reconciling the head and heart of a spiritual life while confronting a serious illness"
Michele Kielty Briggs, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
James Madison University

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"Solomon, Woodruff, and Caputo: Spirituality and Psychosocial Rehabilitation"
Gordon F. Butler, MDiv
Director/Teacher, Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Bluebonnet Trails MHMR

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"Brief Survey of Pharmacy Students and Spirituality"
John W. Campbell PhD, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Research, Oklahoma Health Center
Clinical Pastoral Education Institute, Inc.
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Don W.
Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director, Oklahoma Center for
Neuroscience, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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www.cpeokc.org

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"Spiritual growth and its association with medical and psychological outcomes among participants of a mind-body cardiac program"
Bei-Hung Chang, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

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"Pilate Syndrome or Pleasing Others to Death: Blind Spots, Unanswered Questions and the Truth"
The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Constantine A. Constantopoulos, PhD
Chancellor, Holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Moria, the United Kingdom & Exarchate of the Atlantic
Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and President & CEO, Intercontinental Open University

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"Challenges and Implications for Measuring Religiosity/Spirituality in Adolescent Health Outcomes Research"
Sian Cotton, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

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"Religious Beliefs and Practices Have a Role in Grieving after Perinatal Loss"
Rabbi Doctor F. Susan Cowchock
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
Duke University Medical Center
Co-authors: Lasker JN, Toedter L, Skumanich SA, Lohmann JK, Koenig H

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"Religion/Spirituality and Adolescent Psychiatric Symptoms: A Review"
Rachel E. Dew MD MHS
Assistant Consulting Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Co-authors: Stephanie S. Daniel PhD, Tonya D. Armstrong PhD, David B. Goldston PhD, Mary Francis Triplett MA, Harold G. Koenig MD MHSc
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"Religion, Spirituality and Depression in Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients"
Rachel E. Dew MD MHS
Assistant Consulting Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Co-authors: Stephanie S. Daniel PhD, David B. Goldston PhD, Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc
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"Godly Play: Physical, Emotional and spiritual Responses of Chronically Ill Hospitalized Children"
Joan Farrell, PhD
Professor of Public Health
University of North Florida

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"How Religious Beliefs can Directly Affect Brain Function and Mental Health:
ETAS Theory"
Kevin J. Flannelly, PhD
Associate Director of Research
The HealthCare Chaplaincy
Co-authors: Kathleen Galek, PhD, Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc, Christopher G. Ellison, PhD

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"The Importance of Cognitions in Measuring Spirituality and Religion: The Case for Personal Theological Beliefs"
Kevin J. Flannelly, PhD
Associate Director of Research
The HealthCare Chaplaincy
Co-authors: Kathleen Galek, Ph.D., Mathew Porter, Ph.D.

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"Spiritual Fitness Assessment and 18 Spiritual Exercises for a Healthier Life"
Dale Fletcher, MS
Founder
Faith and Health Connection
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www.faithandhealthconnection.org

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"Divine Relations Reconsidered: Predictors of Divine Relations and Their Effect on Self-Rated Health"
Steven M. Frenk
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
Duke University
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"NC Hospitals Bereavement Support Service: The Impact Made Visible"
Heidi G. Gessner, MDiv
Bereavement Coordinator & Burn Chaplain
UNC Hospitals

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"Integrating Spirituality & Medicine: Toward Discovering a Causal Relationship between Spiritual Care Intervention and Decreased Fatigue, Dyspnea, and Depression in COPD Patients"
Rev. Jack D. Giddens, D.Mn
Chaplain
Covenant Hospice, Inc.

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"Race, ethnicity, and prayer for health reasons"
F. Gillum, MD, MS
Visiting Lecturer
Howard University School of Divinity

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"Religiousness and altruism: The case of blood donation"
F. Gillum, MD, MS
Visiting Lecturer
Howard University School of Divinity

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"Smokeless tobacco use and religiousness"
F. Gillum, MD, MS
Visiting Lecturer
Howard University School of Divinity

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"Evidence-based Spiritual Care Best Practices"
John J. Gleason, DMin, BCC, AAPC
Pastoral Educator
St. Vincent Hospital

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"Meaningful Life as a Psychiatric Treatment Goal: An Ethnography of Hope"
Elizabeth Stanhope Gordon, JD, MDiv
PhD student, Graduate Theological Union

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"Transpersonal Presence in Therapy: A Case Study"
Jamal Granick, M.S., MFT
Ph.D. student at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
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"Coverings of the Self: The Koshas as a Model of Integrated Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Well-Being"
Carol Haefner
PhD student (year 3) at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

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"Associations among Distal and Proximal Spirituality and Health Behavior in Adolescents"
Andrea I. Hart, MPH, CHES
Research Associate
Addictive & Health Behaviors Research Institute
University of Florida

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"Objective and Subjective Fit with Congregational Norms as a Mediator of Life Satisfaction"
R. David Hayward, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University Medical Center

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"Psychotherapy and Grace: The Role of Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth"
Christopher J. Howard, PsyD
Adjunct Faculty
Antioch University

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"Public School Teachers' Religiousness and Sense of Efficacy in Dealing with Professional Challenges"
Shin Ji Kang, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Education, Cumberland University

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"Spirituality and Well-Being: Testing Family Spiritual Interdependence Theory"
Suk-Sun Kim, PhD, MS, RN
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University Medical Center
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"Taking a Spiritual History in a Clinical Setting"
Mark LaRocca-Pitts, PhD, BCC
Staff Chaplain, Athens Regional Medical Center

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"The Contribution of Religiousness and Humanistic Spirituality to Depression, Life Satisfaction and Work Satisfaction among Israeli Nurses"
Aryeh Lazar, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of I/O Psychology
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel
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"Religiousness and Adolescent Sexual Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Review"
Steven M. Lucero
Katherine G. Kusner
Emily A. Speace
Graduate Research Assistants
Bowling Green State University

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"Faith-Health Synergies among Black Baptist"
Sandy D. Maclin, Jr MDiv
Research Assistant
Interdenominational Theological Center/Institute for Faith-Health Leadership
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"Spiritual Care and Nurture of Clergy"
The Rev. Dr. Lois D Martin
Pastor of Beaver Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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"This is a place of hope. It's a place of light. I like it."
Rev. Marisa McNeil, MDiv, BCC
Chaplain, Denton State School

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"Voices without Violence: Evolving Self- Awareness in Human Consciousness"
Timothy L. McNeil, DMin, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Executive Director
Genesis Counseling Center
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"Transformative Forgiveness Following Severe Trauma"
Gabriela Mihalache
PhD Student —Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
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"Daily Spiritual Experiences and Perceived Quality of Life of Young Adult Women: Exploring the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence (A Pilot Study)"
Carolyn J. Nickerson MSN, MA, EdD, RN
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Nursing
Co-authors: Alison Colbert PhD, APRN-BC; Rick Zoucha PhD, APRN, BC, CTN, Jennifer Behun BSN, RN
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"Religious/Spiritual CAM in the Foreign-Born Population of the United States"
Paul D. Numrich
Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus and Loyola University Chicago
Christine Numrich
University of Illinois at Urbana–hampaign

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"Homeless Retreats: and Oasis"
Margaret O'Donnell, MS DMin
Founder
Oasis Society for the Spiritual Health of Victoria

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"Placebos in Pain Management— Tangible Reason to Return to the Non-Conceptual?"
Steven Pashko, PhD
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"Patients' Expectations of Hospital Chaplains"
Katherine M. Piderman, PhD
Chaplain, Coordinator Research, Mayo Clinic Department of Chaplain Services
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Co-authors: Rev. Dean V. Marek, BA, Sarah M. Jenkins, MS, Mary E. Johnson, MA, Rev. James F. Buryska, STL, Paul S. Mueller, MD
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"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Spirituality to Health Care Provider Students"
Mary Ellen Quinn, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing
Co-authors: Mark LaRocca-Pitts, PhD, BCC; Susan Adams, FNP, RN; Christy Berding, DNP, RN; Ginger Fidel, MSN, RN; Stacey Kolomer, PhD, MSSW
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"Parish Nursing —Compassion in a Community Context"
Camille Ratliff
Trinity 2010
International and Comparative Area Studies
Major Global Health Certificate

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"Spiritually-based Colorectal Cancer Education: Feasibility of implementation and preliminary evaluation"
Chastity Roberts McDavid, PhD, MPH
Program Coordinator
Division of Preventative Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine

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Request for Materials

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"Promotion of Holistic Health via Excellent Family Planning: A Catholic Perspective"
Fr. Christopher M. Saliga, OP, RN
University Chaplain
Walsh University
Ethics Consultant, Dominican Friars
Health Care Ministry of New York, NY
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"Congregations for Public Health: Answering the CALL to Address Health Disparities"
Theolishia Smith, MPH, ATC
Program Manager
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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"Diabetes Prevention Program in Parishes: The Role of Faith Communities in Primary Prevention"
James K. Struve MD, MS
Family Physician and Geriatrician
Bloomington Lake Clinic
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"Religious Organizations'Responses to HIV/AIDS: Preliminary Findings from the Cincinnati Study"
Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Co-authors: Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH; C. Jeffrey Jacobson, PhD; P. Neal Ritchey, PhD; Rhys H. Williams, PhD; Susan N. Sherman, PhD; Sian Cotton, PhD

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"Using Outreach to Meet the Spiritual Needs of Cancer Patients and Their Family Members"
Lyn Thompson
Spiritual Outreach Coordinator
(and cancer survivor)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
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www.ourjourneyofhope.com

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"The Impact of Hurricaine Katrina Upon Faith Communities in New Orleans, LA
Leah M. Vaughan, MD, MPH
Public Health Researcher
Community Maps

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"Being and Doing: The Relationship of Mindfullness to Buddhist' Psychological and Physical Health"
Heidi A. Wayment, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Psychology
Northern Arizona University

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"Upgrading the Immune System through Multiple Composite Frequencies"
Mary S. Wheeler, PhD
Exec. Director
Energy Healing Partners, Inc.

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"Spiritual Care Resource Nurse Program"
Bishop Bruce D. Wright PhD
Manager, Department of Spiritual Care,
University Community Hospital

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"The Therapeutic Interface of Theology, Justice and Health Care: A Dialectical Approach"
Laurabeth Wyatt
Volunteer Chaplain
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
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"The Biblical book of Job as a Model for Spirituality, Health and Human Flourishing"
Edie T. Young, MBA

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