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									                                                                                      PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

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                                                                       AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION DIVISION 36
                            ISIO N 36

VOLUME 31, NO. 3                                                                                                                         SUMMER 2006

                                                                 Thursday, August 10                          Earl D. Bland, PsyD
                                                                                                              MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
2006 Division 36                                                                                                  Religious Understanding of Self-
                                                                 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM                                Control: A Psychological Appraisal
     Convention                                                  MCC*, MEETING ROOM 342                       Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD
        Program                                                  Paper Session:                               PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.,
                                                                                                              WINTER PARK, FL
                                                                 Spiritual and Religious
          for the                                                Experiences in Psychology                        Basis of Belief: A New Construct’s
                                                                                                                  Definition, Assessment, and
   114th Annual                                                  PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR

  Convention of                                                  Lawrence B. Lewis, PhD
                                                                 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS
   the American                                                      Exploring the Relationship Between
                                                                                                              10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
  Psychological                                                      Personality Traits and Spiritual
                                                                                                              MCC*, MEETING ROOM 338
     Association                                                 Annemarie Gockel, MSW
                                                                 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
                                                                 VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA                        Adolescent Sexual Activity,
                                                                     New Discourse on Spirituality:           Contraception, and Pregnancy —
August 10 –13, 2006                                                                                           The Role of Religion
                                                                     Problem or Potential for Psychology?
                    New Orleans                                  Louis R. Hoffman, PhD
                                                                 COLORADO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY   Diane Scott-Jones, PhD
                                                                     Religious Experience, Gender, and        BOSTON COLLEGE
                                                                     Sexual Orientation                       PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
                                                                                                              Kathleen C. Leonard, BA
                                                                                                              BOSTON COLLEGE
                                                                                                                  Does Religion Factor Into Adolescents’
                                                                 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM                                Decision Making About Sexual
                                                                 MCC*, MEETING ROOM 333
                                                                 Paper Session:                                                        ( Continued on page 2 )
                                                                 Current Issues in Psychology
                                                                 of Religion                                   INSIDE
                                                                 PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR                        NIH Grant Opportunity . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                 Brian H. McCorkle, PhD                        Hospitality Suite Schedule . . . . . . 7
                                                                 BOSTON UNIVERSITY
                                                                     Ethics of Online Surveys and              New Member Welcome. . . . . . . . 8
  Morial Convention Center                                           Experiments in Religion and               Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
  HNORH                                                                                                        Membership Application . . . . . . 10
  Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
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Erin M. Hayes, BA                                                     1:00 PM – 1:50 PM                        3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
                                                                      MCC*, MEETING ROOM 240                   MCC*, HALLS E & F
      Longitudinal Study of Religiosity,
      Contraception, and Adolescent                                   Paper Session:                           Poster Session:
      Sexual Behaviors                                                Health and Religion
                                                                                                               PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
Elder Cerqueira-Santos, MA                                            PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL,                                                                       Angie K. McDonald, PhD
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL                                                  David E. Vance, PhD, MS                  PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
      Early Pregnancy Among                                           UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM          Attachment to God:
      Religious and Nonreligious                                            Religiosity on Biopsychosocial         Correspondence With Romantic
      Adolescents in Brazil                                                 Outcomes in Adults With HIV            and Friendship Bonds
DISCUSSANT                                                            Donald Edmondson, BA                     Jennifer F. Bernard, BA
                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT                UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Brian L. Wilcox, PhD
                                                                            Model of Religious Struggle and        Religious Coping in
                                                                            Depression in CHF Patients             Ethnically Diverse Students:
                                                                                                                   A Southwestern Sample
                                                                      Sheri-Ann E. Cowie, BA, BS
                                                                      NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                      Michelle K. Kloster, MA
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM                                                         Disentangling Race and             BIOLA UNIVERSITY

MCC*, MEETING ROOM 334                                                      Ethnicity: An Exploratory Study        Qualitative Exploration of
                                                                            of West Indians’                       Spirituality in Marriage
Paper Session:                                                              Conceptualization of Religion in
Religion and Culture                                                                                           Kathleen A. Gathercoal, PhD
                                                                            Relation to HIV/AIDS
                                                                                                               GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                   Religious and Spiritual Beliefs
Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD, PhD                                                                                 of Adolescent Cancer Patients:
DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER                                                                                     A Qualitative Analysis
      Dissociative and Psychotic
      Experiences in Brazilian Spiritist
                                                                      2:00 PM – 2:50 PM                        Lee Thrash, MEd
                                                                                                               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Mediums                                                         MCC*, MEETING ROOM 240
                                                                                                                   College Student Reliance on
Naji Abi-Hashem, PhD, MA                                              Paper Session:                               Spiritual —Religious Beliefs
VENTURE INTERNATIONAL, BEIRUT, LEBANON                                Coping and Religion
                                                                                                               A. Taylor Newton, BA
      Psychosocial and Religio-
                                                                      PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR                   UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
      spiritual Analysis of Middle
      Eastern Fundamentalism and                                                                                   Association of Religious
                                                                      Jeanette I. Harris, PhD                      Variables With Coping
      Terrorism                                                       VA MEDICAL CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
James A. Reffel, PhD                                                        Religious Beliefs and Practices
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY                                                   as Predictors of Adjustment        Mark H. Chae, PhD
                                                                            to Trauma                          WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
      Religious Attitudes Change
      After an Interdisciplinary,                                                                                  Religious Commitment,
                                                                      Amy L. Ai, PhD                               Social Connectedness, and
      Multicultural Course on                                         UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
      Religion                                                                                                     Psychological Functioning
                                                                            Interpersonal and Intrapersonal
                                                                            Mediation of Religious Coping      Kevin A. Harris, MS
                                                                            for Cardiac Surgery                BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                   Language Games and the
                                                                      Amy L. Ai, PhD                               Sacred: A Definitional Content
                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
                                                                            Prayers, Spiritual Support,
                                                                            and Positive Attitudes in Coping
                                                                            With 9/11
                * LOCATION LEGEND
          MCC Morial Convention Center
     HNORH Hilton New Orleans
           Riverside Hotel                                                                                                         ( Continued on page 3 )

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Convention Program — Thursday, August 10                                  Continued from page 2

Micheal J. Shields, BS                                                Ralph L. Piedmont, PhD                    PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY                                                 LOYOLA COLLEGE IN MARYLAND
                                                                                                                Ralph W. Hood, PhD
      Gender, Gender Roles, and                                             Are God Image and God Concept           Deconverts and Members of
      Religion                                                              Redundant Constructs?                   Religious Groups: Germany and
John S.C. Romans, PhD                                                 Betty Gonzalez-Morkos, PsyD                   the United States
                                                                      ANGELES                                   Heinz Streib, PhD
      Depression, Suicidality, and                                                                                 Fundamentalism, Deconversion,
      Spirituality Revealed by an                                           Preliminary Reliability Analysis
                                                                                                                   and Faith Development
      Expressive Writing Exercise                                           of a Spanish Translation of the
                                                                            Brief RCOPE                         Barbara Keller, PhD
Heather A.C. Kaiser, MA                                                                                         UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD, GERMANY
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE                               Nava R. Silton, MA, BA
                                                                      FORDHAM UNIVERSITY                            Different Dynamics of
      Religious Identity Development                                                                                Deconversion: Narrative
      and Personality                                                       Just Out of the Fishbowl: The
                                                                                                                    Interviews From Germany and
                                                                            Relationship of Religiosity,
Aleisha Pfaff, BA                                                                                                   the United States
                                                                            Empathy, and Psychopathology
CONCORDIA COLLEGE                                                           in Adult Children of Rabbis
      Personality and Religious
                                                                      Stephanie S. Howell, PsyD
      Coping: The Five-Factor Model
                                                                      REGENT UNIVERSITY
      and Spirituality
                                                                            Law Students’ Stress Levels and     10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Jamie D. Aten, PhD                                                          Religious Coping
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI                                                                              MCC*, HALLS E & F
                                                                      Patrick R. Bennett, PhD
      Affects of Hurricane Katrina                                                                              Poster Session:
                                                                      INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
      on God Images: An Exploratory
      Study                                                                 Prayer as Self-Disclosure to God:
                                                                                                                PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
                                                                            Implications for Health and
Heather A. Von Bergen, PhD                                                  Well-Being                          Terry Lynn Gall, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER                                                                          SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ON,
                                                                      Brian C. Alston, MA                       CANADA
      Spiritual Well-Being in Orthodox
                                                                      ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SARASOTA
      Jewish Women: A Principal                                                                                     Spiritual Coping and the
      Component Analysis                                                    Neurotheology: The New                  Process of Adjustment to Breast
                                                                            Discipline                              Cancer: A Longitudinal Study
Katie J. Kopp, MA
BIOLA UNIVERSITY                                                                                                Patricia Schoenrade, PhD
      Humble Undertaking: Research                                                                              WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

      on the Measurement of Humility                                  Friday, August 11                             Willingness to Malinger and
                                                                                                                    Extrinsic — Intrinsic Religiosity
Richard A. Bollinger, BA
BIOLA UNIVERSITY                                                                                                Rachel Sing-Kiat Ting, MA
      Validation of a Measurement of                                                                            FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
                                                                      8:00 AM – 9:50 AM
      Dispositional Humility                                                                                        Diversify Integration Models:
                                                                      MCC*, MEETING ROOM 339                        Healing Tradition and
Mark A. Burton, MA                                                                                                  Spirituality in Chinese Culture
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI                                    Symposium:
      Relationships Among African                                     Deconversion and Faith                    Robert Brammer, PhD, MA
      American Identity, Religious                                    Development — Results From                WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

      Coping, and Life Satisfaction                                   Cross-Cultural Research                       When God Acts: Coping With
                                                                                                                    Spirituality Issues in Times of
                                                                      COCHAIR                                       Crisis
                                                                      Heinz Streib, PhD
                                                                      UNIVERSITAT BIELEFELD, GERMANY

                                                                      Ralph W. Hood, PhD
                * LOCATION LEGEND
                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
          MCC Morial Convention Center
     HNORH Hilton New Orleans
           Riverside Hotel                                                                                                          ( Continued on page 4 )

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Convention Program — Friday, August 11                                Continued from page 3

Michael B. Ganz, MA                                                   Sean A. Lauderdale, PhD                   Rodger K. Bufford, PhD
BIOLA UNIVERSITY                                                      PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY                GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
      Attitudes Toward Sexual                                               Dementia Caregivers’ Prayer             Right-Wing Authoritarianism,
      Orientation and Behavior:                                             Type Use, Coping, Burden, and           Religious Orientation, and
      Factors and Significant                                               Depression                              Prejudice Toward Homosexuals
      Predictors Among Evangelicals
                                                                      Scott R. Brown, BA                        Jennifer S. Ripley, PhD
Traci Forrest, MA                                                     EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY               REGENT UNIVERSITY
REGENT UNIVERSITY                                                           Religious Orientation and Flow          Religion in Clinical Supervision
      Five Minutes in Heaven:
                                                                      Amy M. Goetzinger, MA                     M. Alex Worsley
      Death and Dying in Children
                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI —KANSAS CITY       PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco, PhD                                                   Moral Decisions Versus Moral            Measuring Theologies:
REGENT UNIVERSITY                                                           Actions: Applications to                A Predestination Scale
      Generalizability of Western                                           Academic Dishonesty
                                                                                                                Micheal Nielsen, PhD
      Spirituality to a Nonwestern
                                                                      Carrie L. Winterowd, PhD                  GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
                                                                      OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY                     Exploring the Role of
Richard A. Beck, PhD                                                        Spirituality, Anger, and Stress         Demographic Variables on
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY                                                in Mid-High Students                    Attitudes Toward Polygamy
      Devil, God, and Suffering:
                                                                      Luke J. Rosielle, PhD
      Satan as a Functional Theodicy
                                                                      GANNON UNIVERSITY
Mei-Chuan Wang, MA                                                          Development and Validation of
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS                                                       a Scale of Belief in Evolution
      Role of Religion Among                                                                                    2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
                                                                      Gloria M. Workman, PhD
      Christian Women in Abusive                                                                                MCC*, MEETING ROOM 345
                                                                      MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY
                                                                            Spirituality and Spiritual          Symposium:
Chacha Matsuda, MEd                                                         Training of Clinical Psychology     Spiritual Struggle —
KOBE GAKUIN UNIVERSITY, HYOGO, JAPAN                                        Graduate Students                   Cutting Edges in Theory
      Psychology and Religion:                                                                                  and Research
                                                                      Gazala Ansari, MA
      The Concept of Religiosity
      Among Japanese Psychologists
                                                                      AMERICAN UNIVERSITY                       CHAIR
                                                                            Negative Life Events, Religious
Ann DeSollar, MA                                                                                                Crystal L. Park, PhD
                                                                            Coping, and Mental Health           UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF                                      Among Muslims
                                                                                                                PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
      Buddhist Adolescents’ Meditation                                Kevin A. Harris, MS
      Practices: Effects on Anxiety,                                  BALL STATE UNIVERSITY                     Crystal L. Park, PhD
      Depression, and Life Satisfaction                                     Paganism and Counseling:            UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

                                                                            The Development of a Clinical           Spiritual Struggle in the
Kevin J. Flannelly, PhD                                                                                             Context of Loss
      Images of God and                                               Sergiy V. Barsukov, MA                    Julie J. Exline, PhD
      Psychopathology: A Path                                         GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY                     CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

      Analysis                                                              Role of Religion in Well-Being          Emotional Atheism:
                                                                            of Russian and Ukrainian                Angry Withdrawal From God
Elisa A. Gottheil, MA                                                                                               Predicts Decreased Belief
      Grounded Theory Study of                                        Sergiy V. Barsukov, MA                    Kelly McConnell, MA
      Spirituality Using Thematic                                     GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY                     BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

      Narratives From Selected Images                                       Role of Religion in Well-Being of       Spiritual Struggles Refined:
                                                                            Slavic Refugees and Immigrants          Definitions and Mental Health

                * LOCATION LEGEND
          MCC Morial Convention Center
     HNORH Hilton New Orleans
           Riverside Hotel                                                                                                          ( Continued on page 5 )

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Convention Program — Friday, August 11                               Continued from page 4

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM                                                     Saturday, August 12                      Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD
                                                                                                               PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GROUP, INC., WINTER
MCC*, MEETING ROOM 342                                                                                         PARK, FL

Invited Address:                                                                                                   Religiosity-in-Five-Dimensions
Margaret Gorman Early                                                 7:00 AM – 8:50 AM                            (R5D) Scale: Religiosity,
Career Award                                                                                                       Psychopathology, Worldview,
                                                                      HNORH*, ASCOT ROOM                           Personality
PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR                                                Executive Committee                      Jason A. Hankee, BS
                                                                      Meeting                                  UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.,                                                                                 Challenges of Measuring
                                                                                                                   Religious Constructs:
      Religion—Worldviews—                                                                                         Implications for Further
      Behavior: A Model With                                                                                       Research
      Research Agenda                                                 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
                                                                      HNORH*, JASPERWOOD ROOM
                                                                      Presidential Address:
                                                                      PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR                   12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
                                                                      Mark R. McMinn, PhD                      MCC*, MEETING ROOM 285
MCC*, MEETING ROOM 257                                                WHEATON COLLEGE
Invited Address:                                                            Applying Principles of             Intersections of Islamic
William C. Bier Award                                                       Collaboration to Psychology,       Religiosity and Psychological
                                                                            Religion, and Spirituality         Well-Being
Leslie J. Francis, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR, GWYNEDD,                                                                          Mona M. Amer, PhD
WALES, UNITED KINGDOM                                                                                          YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
      Faith and Psychology: The Role                                  10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
      of Empirical Theology and                                                                                PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
      Psychological Research in                                       HNORH*, JASPERWOOD ROOM                  Hisham Abu Raiya, MA
      Ministry Development                                            Business Meeting                         BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                   Development of a Psychological
                                                                                                                   Measure of Islamic Religiosity:
                                                                                                                   Challenges and Prospects
                                                                                                               Sameera Ahmed, PhD
                                                                      11:00 AM – 11:50 AM                      MUSLIM FAMILY SERVICES, DETROIT, MI

                                                                      MCC*, MEETING ROOM 349                       Religiosity, Identity, and
6:00 PM – 6:50 PM                                                                                                  Prosocial Maturity: A Study
                                                                      Paper Session:                               of Muslim Youth
HNORH*, GRAND SALON 18                                                Assessment and Religion
                                                                                                               Paul E. Priester, PhD
Social Hour                                                                                                    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN — MILWAUKEE
                                                                      PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
                                                                                                                   Is the 12-Step Addiction Model
                                                                      Marsha L. Cutting, PhD
                                                                                                                   Culturally Appropriate for
                                                                      WATERLOO LUTHERAN SEMINARY, ON, CANADA
                                                                            Religiosity Scales: What Ought
                                                                            to Be Included?                    Wahiba Abu-Ras, PhD
                                                                                                               UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AGENCY, RAMALLAH,
                                                                                                               WEST BANK AND GAZA

                * LOCATION LEGEND
                                                                                                                   Imams’ Role in Mental Health
                                                                                                                   Promotion: A Study at 22
          MCC Morial Convention Center                                                                             Mosques
     HNORH Hilton New Orleans
           Riverside Hotel                                                                                                          ( Continued on page 6 )

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Convention Program, Continued from page 5

Sunday, August 13                                                     10:00 AM – 10:50 AM                      11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
                                                                      MCC*, MEETING ROOM 347                   MCC*, MEETING ROOM 347
                                                                      Paper Session:                           Paper Session:
8:00 AM – 9:50 AM                                                     Clinical Practice and Religion           Developmental Issues and
                                                                      PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
Symposium:                                                                                                     PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR
                                                                      Julia E. Meyer, BA
Religion and Ethnicity as
                                                                      IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY                    Joseph M. Cervantes, PhD
Cultures — Hermeneutic
                                                                            Promoting Forgiveness and          CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY—FULLERTON
Comparisons of Virtue
                                                                            Reducing Psychological                 Children’s Spirituality:
CHAIR                                                                       Symptoms: Are Explicit                 Conceptual Understanding of
                                                                            Forgiveness Interventions              Transformation in Human
Peter C. Hill, PhD                                                          Necessary?                             Development
                                                                      William L. Hathaway, PhD                 Chris J. Boyatzis, PhD
PARTICIPANT/1ST AUTHOR                                                REGENT UNIVERSITY                        BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

Steven J. Sandage, PhD                                                      Guidelines Development for             Spiritual Disclosure and
BETHEL SEMINARY, ST. PAUL, MN                                               Clinical Practice With                 Religious Intimacy With Friends,
      Hermeneutical Psychology                                              Religious—Spiritual Issues             Siblings, and Parents
      of Virtue                                                       David M. Arney, BA                       Heather Sedges, BS
                                                                      AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY                 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Kaye Cook, PhD
GORDON COLLEGE                                                              Peter’s Little Walk: A Dialogue        Developmental Trends in
      Thematic Analysis of                                                  Concerning Integration of              Southern College Women’s
      Conceptions of Virtue by                                              Spiritual Narrative                    Religiosity and Body Image
      Religion and Ethnicity
Peter C. Hill, PhD
      Latent Semantic Analysis of                                                                                         * LOCATION LEGEND
      Virtue by Religion and Culture                                                                                  MCC Morial Convention Center
                                                                                                                   HNORH Hilton New Orleans
                                                                                                                         Riverside Hotel


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                                                                         HOSPITALITY SUITE
                                                     Division 36 Psychology of Religion
                                                   2006 APA Convention — New Orleans
                                                              Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel*

                                        Thursday, August 10                                                                  Saturday, August 12
 10:00 am – 11:00 am                    Open for informal conversation                                   7:00 am – 8:50 am   EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 11:00 am – 11:50 am                    CONVERSATION HOUR:
                                        How Do We Understand                                           9:00 am – 10:00 am    PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
                                        Children’s Religious and                                                             Mark McMinn
                                        Spiritual Development?                                                               Hilton New Orleans Riverside
                                               HOSTED BY:                                                                    Hotel, Grand Salon 18
                                               Chris Boyatzis                                                                (Hospitality Suite will be
                                                                                                                              closed for this event.)
 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm                    CONVERSATION HOUR:
                                        Student Issues in Engaging                                   10:00 am – 11:50 am     BUSINESS MEETING
                                        the Psychology of Religion                                                           Hilton New Orleans Riverside
                                              HOSTED BY:                                                                     Hotel, Jasperwood Room
                                              Patrick Bennett                                                                (Hospitality Suite will be
                                                                                                                              closed for this event.)
      1:00 pm – 2:00pm                  Open for informal conversation
                                                                                                    12:00 pm – 12:50 pm      CONVERSATION HOUR:
                                                                                                                             Anger Toward God
                                                                                                                                   HOSTED BY:
                                        Friday, August 11                                                                          Julie Exline

     8:00 am – 9:00 am                  Open for informal conversation                                  1:00 pm – 1:50 pm    CONVERSATION HOUR:
                                                                                                                             Conversation with the New
   9:00 am – 11:00 am                   CONVERSATION HOUR:                                                                   President of Division 36
                                        Enhancing the Islamic Presence                                                             HOSTED BY:
                                        in the Psychology of Religion                                                              Ralph Piedmont
                                               HOSTED BY:
                                               Mark McMinn &                                            2:00 pm – 2:50 pm    CONVERSATION HOUR:
                                               Saba Rasheed Ali                                                              Considering a New Journal
                                                                                                                             in the Psychology of Religion
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm                    Open for informal conversation                                                       and Spirituality
    4:00 pm – 4:50 pm                   MARGARET GORMAN AWARD:                                                                      HOSTED BY:
                                        Morial Convention Center,                                                                   Susan Harris &
                                        Meeting Room 342                                                                            Will Schweitzer,
                                        (Hospitality Suite will be                                                                  APA Journals
                                         closed for this event.)
    5:00 pm – 5:50 pm                   WILLIAM C. BIER AWARD:
                                        Morial Convention Center,
                                        Meeting Room 257
                                        (Hospitality Suite will be
                                         closed for this event.)
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm                   SOCIAL HOUR:
                                        Hilton New Orleans Riverside
                                        Hotel, Grand Salon 18
                                        (Hospitality Suite will be
                                         closed for this event.)
                                                                                                                                     * Room to Be Announced

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  Welcome                                                                        Member                            Student Affiliate

New Members                                                         Pamela
                                                                                   Abraham (PA)
                                                                                   Ai (WA)
                                                                                                                             Crespo Bujosa (PR)
                                                                                                                             Denney (MS)
                                                                   Andrew          Block (NH)                       Laran    Despain (WY)
                                                                     Becky         Boober (ME)                   Kathleen    Galek (RI)
            Division 36
        would like to extend                                      O. Robert        Bosso (ON)                      Patrick   Genseal (AK)
         a welcome to our                                               Joan       Coultas (DC)                      Lynn    Gilderhus (WA)
          new members:                                                 Mimi        da Silva (NJ)                 Matthew     Hagerty (GA)
                                                                    Wendy          Dawson (MO)                       Leah    Hanson (MO)
                                                                      Bryan        Dik (CO)                        Krystal   Hernandez (OH)
                                                                      Laurie       Donaldson (PA)                  Garrett   Higgins (MD)
                                                                       Clara       Farah (NM)                     Richard    Kabayashi (HI)
                                                                     Lucille       Ferranti (CA)               Jacqueline    Kletter (NY)
                                                                     Marvin        Gardner (VA)                   George     Knipp (MD)
                                                                     Randy         Georgemiller (IL)            Elizabeth    Krumrei (OH)
                                                                    Charles        Hackney (ON)                    Eileen    Lemke-Meconi (WA)
                                                                    William        Hosmer (VT)                       Nora    Mujica (PR)
                                                                   NA-Min          Hsieh (Taiwan)                 Therese    Nemec (WI)
                                                                      Lynne        Jackson (ON)                    Ashley    Newton (CO)
                                                                         Gail      Johnson (TX)                     Justin   O’Rourke (IA)
                                                                    Samuel         Knapp (PA)                       Agnis    Pena Sutthoff (MA)
                                                                       Lang        Kristin (MA)                     Tracy    Prout (NY)
                                                                      Robin        Lewis (TX)                     Frances    Shen (IL)
                                                                     Daniel        McIntosh (CO)                  William    Stallard (VA)
                                                                      Susan        Rogers (GA)                     Simon     Udemgba (NY)
                                                                       Jared       Sanford (UT)                       Eric   Wesselmann (IN)
                                                                         Karl      Schultz (CA)
                                                                      David        Simpson (IN)
                                                                        Jean       Talbot (NY)
                                                                        Alan       Teich (PA)
                                                                  C. Jeffrey       Terrell (GA)                Professional Affiliate
                                                                    E. Alice       Van Ormer (MA)                  Nicol Froese (TX)
                                                                       Craig       Vander Maas (MI)              Angela Kurtz (MD)
                                                                   Rebecca         Watson (WI)                  Reginald Pulliam (CA)

                                                                     Associate Member
                                                                     Michael Ludwig (PA)

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                                                         Journal of Clinical Psychology
   Call For Papers                                       SPECIAL ISSUE: Spirituality and Psychotherapy

                                                         Guest Editors:
                                                         Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph.D.                           Stephen M. Saunders, Ph.D.
                                                                Department of Psychology                           Department of Psychology
                                                                Bowling Green State University                     Marquette University
                                                                Bowling Green, OH 43403-0183                       PO Box 1881, Milwaukee WI 53233

                                                          M         ental health researchers and
                                                                    clinicians are becoming increas-
                                                                    ingly aware of the relevance of
                                                          spiritual resources and concerns in the
                                                          practice of psychotherapy. Spiritual issues
                                                                                                               Manuscripts should be submitted to the
                                                                                                               journal via its online website.

                                                                                                               See Journal of Clinical Psychology Home-
                                                                                                               page at:
                                                          are important from the perspective of      
                                                          respecting the diversity of the needs, pre-          bin/jhome/31171
                                                          sentations, expectations and personal
                                                          preferences of psychotherapy clientele.              Or go directly to electronic submission
                                                                                                               portal at:
                                                          There is substantial evidence, for exam-   
                                                          ple, that many medical and mental health
                                                          patients desire that spiritual resources and         Manuscripts should be submitted by
                                                          concerns be accounted for and integrated             December 1, 2006.
                                                          into treatment decisions. There is grow-
                                                          ing evidence that incorporating spiritual
                                                          concerns and issues into psychotherapy
                                                          enhances the meaningfulness of the pro-                                 h
                                                          cess and the efficacy of outcomes.

                                                          The Journal of Clinical Psychology invites
                                                          papers to be presented in a special issue.
                                                          Papers evaluating theoretical, empirical
                                                          and practical aspects of integrating spiri-
                                                          tuality into the practice of psychotherapy
                                                          are sought. Case studies are not sought.

                                                          Examples of topics that may be included
                                                          in this special issue include:

                                                          •     The role of spiritual factors in the
                                                                development of mental health prob-

                                                          •     The role of spiritual factors in the
                                                                treatment of mental health problems

                                                          •     Methodological issues in researching
                                                                spiritual factors in psychotherapy

                                                          •     Evaluations of spiritually-integrated
                                                                approaches to psychotherapy

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                  Application for Division 36: Psychology of Religion American Psychological Association

        Please photocopy and distribute to those interested in joining Division 36

        Name: (Last, First, M.I.) ______________________________________________________________________

        Home Address: _____________________________________________________________________________

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        Send Applications to: William Hathaway, Membership Chair
        Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
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             Our Mission...

             Division 36, Psychology of Religion

                                 •     Promotes the application of psychological research methods and

                                       interpretive frameworks to diverse forms of religion and spirituality;

                                 •     encourages the incorporation of the results of such work into

                                       clinical and other applied settings;

                                 •     and fosters constructive dialogue and interchange between

                                       psychological study and practice, on the one hand, and religious

                                       perspectives and institutions on the other.

             The division is strictly nonsectarian and welcomes the participation of all persons,

             without regard to personal faith, who view religion as a significant factor in human


             The division’s quarterly Newsletter contains original articles, book reviews,

             announcements, and news of interest to division members.

                                                             PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION NEWSLETTER
                                                    EDITOR: Patrick R. Bennett, Ph.D., Indiana State University
  The Newsletter is the official publication of the American Psychological Association Division 36, Psychology of Religion. The Newsletter
  invites articles, interviews, book reviews and announcements relevant to the interdisciplinary focus of psychology and religion. Editorial
  inquiries should be addressed to: Patrick R. Bennett, Ph.D.; Editor, Division 36 Newsletter; Department of Psychology; Indiana State Uni-
  versity; Root Hall, Room B-211; Terre Haute, IN 47809. Phone: (812) 237-2446 Email:


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