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Sunday, June 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
An Imam, a Hasidic Rabbi and a Psychologist reflect on spirituality and mental health

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Many psychologists integrate their faiths into their work. This session explores faith and mental health from Islamic, Biblical, Hasidic and clinical perspectives. Can sacred texts help normalise depression? We will explore traditions such as "Even the Prophet Mohammad SAW was tested with Sorrow and grief”; and how Elijah the Prophet expressed a death wish and refused to eat. Religion can reinforce stigma or help us navigate sadness, bitterness and shame. Can God's infinite forgiveness empower us to forgive ourselves?

Moderators
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Shirli Kirschner

Shirli is a consultant providing strategy and dispute resolution services. She is a Director of Resolve Advisors. She has won a number of awards for dispute resolution and is listed in Who’s Who International for commercial mediation. Shirli is a Senior Visiting Fellow at UNSW Law... Read More →

Speakers
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Zalman Kastel

National Director, Together for Humanity Foundation
Zalman grew up a white Chabadnik in a racially divided Brooklyn and was transformed by encounters with Christians and Muslims. He is now National Director of the Together for Humanity Foundation—a multifaith, not-for-profit organisation that is helping schools and communities to... Read More →
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Farhan Khalil

Imam Farhan Khalil is the Imam and Chaplain at Australian International Academy, Kellyville. He is also a marriage celebrant and was the Religion Advisor for Muslim Issues at NSW Juvenile Justice Cobham Centre. Imam Khalil is a preacher at Hills District Muslim Society and is also... Read More →
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Amanda Gordon

Having been confronted with every question imaginable, over decades of psychology practice and talkback radio, Amanda is the go-to psychologist for the media. Past president of the Australian Psychological Society, advocate for asylum seekers for her profession, founder of Bendi Lango... Read More →


Sunday June 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 6

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