The importance of spirituality is being recognized increasingly on both sides of the Atlantic as a key component of both mental and physical health. A Spirituality and Mental Health Conference will examine this issue on Monday, Oct. 26.

The conference, “Exploring Spirituality in Self and Others Through Psychological Type,” will draw on the Jungian Personality Model. Presenters will discuss the relationship between positive and negative spirituality and an individual’s psychological type. The conference is especially appropriate for clergy, counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and therapists.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Continuing education units are available upon approval.

Featured speakers:

  • Rev. Leslie Francis, Ph.D., professor of religions and education at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and Canon Theologian at Bangor Cathedral, Wales
  • Dr. Mandy Robins, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Rev. Andrew Village, Ph.D., York St. John University, United Kingdom

Conference agenda:

  • 9-9:15 a.m. – Welcome and introductions
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. – Introduction to Type and Spirituality
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m. – “Orientations (Introversion and Extroversion) and Spirituality”
  • Break
  • 11 a.m.-noon – “The Perceiving Process (Sensing and Intuition) and Spirituality”
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1-2 p.m. – “The Judging Process (Thinking and Feeling) and Spirituality”
  • Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. – “The Attitudes (Judging and Perceiving) and Spirituality”
  • 3:15-4 p.m. – “Integration and Application”

The cost is $60 per student with a copy of current student identification, $155 for individuals who are not students, and $120 per person for groups of three or more.

Register online.

This event is sponsored by the College of Applied Professional Studies School of Education and Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

For more information, e-mail the Graduate Psychology Department, view its Web site, or call (651) 962-4431.