Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Brendan Johnson

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School is hosting the third seminar in its annual seminar series with Bruce Rogers-Vaughn, L.C.P.T., P.h.D., associate professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Vanderbilt Divinity School speaking on “Capitalism and the Social Origins of Psychological Distress."

Rogers-Vaughn's research interests include psychodynamic theory and clinical practice, psychoanalytic theories of religion, grief studies, the importance of theology and the care of souls tradition for contemporary pastoral care and counseling, as well as the complex formative influences between politics, economics, psychology, theology, psychotherapy, intersectionality, and religious practices of care. He is the author of Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age (Palgrave, 2016). His work has also appeared in the Journal of Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Psychology, Sacred Spaces and Reflective Practice, and he is a contributor to the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling. He teaches courses on death and dying, hope and despair, psychoanalytic theories of religion, contemporary psychotherapy and pastoral counseling, global capitalism and suffering, race and class, and the critical assessment of “masculinities.”

Rogers-Vaughn is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, holds a license in clinical pastoral therapy in the state of Tennessee, and is certified as a sexual addiction therapist (CSAT) by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Registration is required. These semi-monthly TMC seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, fellows, students, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture. Due to COVID-19, the seminars will be held online during 2020-21. The series is open to the public.  Continuing education credit is available.

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