University of Redlands

Wellness Symposium: Spirituality, Social Justice and Disability

The University of Redlands School of Education and its partners will present this symposium tailored specifically for counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists, chaplains, researchers and students

REDLANDS, California (Sept. 15, 2016)— The University of Redlands School of Education, in partnership with The Christian Counseling Service, Each Mind Matters and Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness will present the 3rd annual Wellness Symposium, hosted by the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 26, 2016 in Orton Center at the University of Redlands. 

The keynote speaker is Dr. David R. Hodge, internationally recognized scholar on the topic of spirituality, religion, and culture. He is professor and chair of the Ph.D. program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. His scholarship has appeared in more than 100 scholarly articles and numerous encyclopedia entries, book chapters, conference presentations, and popular media. 

Topics for the symposium include:

•Spirituality as a therapeutic resource for individual, family and community healing and transformation 

•Spirituality as a platform for participation in broad-based collaborative efforts to confront oppressive social structures 

•Spirituality as a force to support inclusiveness and action for the rights of the disabled 

•Spirituality as a community that supports the fundamental interconnectedness of all life and the environment in which we exist 

•Spirituality as an arena for interdisciplinary dialogue that promotes engagement and commitment to action on behalf of the marginalized

 The program meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Attendees must be present for the duration of the program in order to receive continuing education credits. No refunds will be issued for absences.

Registration is required. Cost is $50 | Students $30. Register online at  For information, call 909-748-8802.