PCR News: Annual Meeting Issue
Downloadable guide to all PCR sessions in Atlanta (PDF format)
Pre- Sessions:
Main Sessions:

Reflections on the Work of Don Browning

Myth and Religion as Unconscious Forces in the Psychoanalysis of Tony Soprano
Friday, Nov 21, 2:00- 6:00

PCR Dinner
Friday, Nov 21, 6:30-9:30

Works in Progress & Business Meeting
Existential/Spiritual and Ritual Dimensions of Addiction and Therapeutic Intervention
Saturday, Nov 22, 9:00-11:00

Psyche, Soul and Self
Sunday, Nov 23, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Practicing Theory
and Theorizing Practice
Monday, Nov 24, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Friday Presessions Hilton Atlanta & Towers: Fulton Room

2:00-4:30 PM

Panel: Reflections on the Work of Don Browning
Kelly Bulkeley, Graduate Theological Union, Presiding


  • Archie Smith, Jr., Pacific School of Religion
  • Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Ian Evison, Alban Institute
  • Greg Schneider, Pacific Union College
  • Soo-Young Kwon, Graduate Theological Union
  • Don Browning, University of Chicago Divinity School, respondent

Coffee Break


International Association Update

An update on the International Association for the Psychology of Religion and its journal, Archiv für Religionspsychologie.

Jacob Belzen, University of Amsterdam


Film Discussion:
Myth and Religion as Unconscious Forces
in the Psychoanalysis of Tony Soprano
Naomi R. Goldenberg, University of Ottawa

PCR Friday Dinner
6:30- 9:30 p.m.

It is our annual custom to go out to dinner together on Friday evening. Location of the dinner and signup information will be made available as soon as we have it.

Saturday Pre-Sessions Hilton Atlanta & Towers: Henry Room

9:00 -9:45 AM

9:00 Works in Progress
Kelley Raab, St. Lawrence University Presiding
New scholars welcome
9:45-11:00 AM

Panel: Existential/Spiritual and Ritual Dimensions of Addiction and Therapeutic Intervention: An Intercultural, Object Relations Investigation
Peter Savastano, Seton Hall University, Presiding


  • Valerie DeMarinis, Uppsala University/Karolinska Institute
  • James Jones, Rutgers University
  • Pamela Cooper-White, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • John McDargh, Boston College
  • Kathleen Bishop, Madison, NJ
  • Owe Wikstrom, Uppsala University
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Session A129 Mariott Marquis- Bonn

Sunday, Nov 23
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Psyche, Soul and Self
Pamela Cooper-White, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Presiding

Felicity Brock Kelcourse, Christian Theological Seminary
A Phenomenology of Psyche, Self and Soul: What Can We Learn from a Name?

Franz Aubrey Metcalf, The Forge Institute
A Winnicottian Transpersonal Psychology

Marsha Hewitt, Trinity College
To Never Wholly Die, Never to Fully Live: Death and Rebirth in the Emergence of Self in the Therapeutic Process

Wil Brant, University of Chicago
Souls That Materialize: Implications of Judith Butler's Psyche on the Christian Self

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Session A191 Mariott Marquis- Sydney
Monday, Nov 24
9:00 am-11:30 am

Practicing Theory and Theorizing Practice
Kathleen Bishop, Drew University, Presiding

G. William Barnard, Southern Methodist University
Scholarship and Healing: Two Worlds, One Life

Stanford J. Searl, Union Institute, San Diego
Making a Place for the Soul: The Pedagogy of Silence

Al Dueck, Pasadena, CA
Ethics, Levinas, and Psychotherapy

Lee Hayward Butler, University of Chicago
From Theory to Student to Parish/Client and Back Again:
Pastoral Theology As Praxis