Registration for Spiritual Care in a Digital Age

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM

Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
140 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023
United States

Room 333


2019 Pastoral Mental Health Counseling Conference

Digital technologies, including AI, are changing what it means to be human. What are the implications for spiritual care and clinical practice? The conference will open a novel window on caring for the technological person in a digital age, helping us as practitioners, clergy, and educators navigate the new terrain.


*Acquire an understanding of what it means to be living in a techno-driven world, and how the rapid informational flow impacts our spiritual lives.
*Develop a framework for helping those in our care prevent brain fatigue and information burn-out, even as we become more dependent on our digital devices.
*Develop an understanding of the importance of contemplative spiritual practices for preserving and extending the human attentional capacity, which fosters relational and compassionate awareness.  


Jaco Hamman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Kirk Bingaman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Fordham University

Conference Program

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome - Dean's Office and Pastoral Counseling Faculty
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. "Neither good, nor bad, nor neutral: Deepening our relationship with technology" by Jaco Hamman, Ph.D.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "Pastoral and Spiritual Care in a Digital Age: The Future is Now" by Kirk Bingaman, Ph.D.
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (please note, lunch will not be provided)
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Book Launch: "Pastoral and Spiritual Care in a Digital Age: The Future is Now" by Dr. Bingaman; Group Discussions
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion with Jaco Hamman, Ph.D., Kirk Bingaman, Ph.D., Lisa Cataldo, Ph.D., and Mary Beth Werdel, Ph.D.

Conference Fee is $35.00 | FREE for current Fordham students, faculty, and staff

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.