Pargament named Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a Bowling Green State University professor of psychology, will spend his sabbatical year sharing his expertise in the psychology of religion as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, part of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

He is already slated to give a lecture on “Addressing Spirituality in Health Care: Perspectives from 35 years of Research and Practice,” at the University of Texas Medical School in October.

During his residency, Pargament will continue his research into spirituality and healing and develop relationships with the Houston academic and medical communities. Along with more than 160 published articles, he is also the author of two major textbooks, on the psychology of religion and, most recently, spiritually integrated psychotherapy. The Menninger Clinic bulletin described the latter as “the best book on the psychology of religion in a generation or more.”

(Posted September 12, 2011 )