THE 23rd ANNUAL SAINT PHOTIOS GREEK ORTHODOX NATIONAL SHRINE PILGRIMAGE
Saint Augustine, Florida
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DR. JOHN T. CHIRBAN
John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D., is a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, at The Cambridge Hospital, where he teaches courses in spirituality and psychiatry and the integrative treatment of sexuality and sexual dysfunction. He serves as professor of psychology and Chairman of the Department of Human Development at Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology. Dr. Chirban is also Director for The Institute of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, in Cambridge. Massachusetts. A licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and California, he is co-director of Cambridge Counseling Associates, LLP, a full-service practice in psychology. He has also served as Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.
Dr. Chirban divides his time between teaching, research, and private practice in psychotherapy. A special area of interest for Dr. Chirban is the integration of medicine, psychology, and religion. The integration of these three fields provides the groundwork for his frequent lectures and professional writings. His current research examines the philosophy and religion of B. F. Skinner, drawing upon a collaborative relationship with Dr. Skinner spanning 20 years. He is also examining epistemologies and methodologies for psychosomatic healing in Byzantium as related to modern holistic healthcare.
His recent books include: True Coming of Age (2004), McGraw/Hill; Sickness or Sin? Spiritual Discernment and Differential Diagnosis; Interviewing in Depth: The Interactive-Relational Approach; and Personhood.
Founder of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (O.C.A.M.P.R.), Dr. Chirban served as president of this professional organization of health professionals and clergy during its first ten years. He and his wife Sharon, a clinical and sports psychologist, live in Carlisle, Massachusetts with their three children Alexis Georgia, Anthony Thomas, and Ariana Maria. Please see drchirban.com for further information.
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