Speaks Lecture Series at Hood Seminary Oct. 6-7

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hood Theology Seminary
Hood Theological Seminary will present its Annual Speaks Lecture Series on Oct 6-7 on the seminary campus. This year’s featured presenter is the distinguished author and professor Dr. Winston Gooden.
The lectures are offered free of charge and are open to all, but registration is recommended. Please contact the Seminary Development Office at 704-636-6926. Lunch will be available on Thursday. Please contact Phyllis Wells at 704-636-6823 to purchase a meal ticket.
Gooden, dean and associate professor of psychology, joined the faculty of Fuller’s School of Psychology in 1984, after being on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago for four years. From 1995 until his appointment to the deanship in 2000, he served as associate dean in the School of Psychology. His teaching interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, adult development, shame, mid-life transitions, spiritual and emotional development of African-American men, and church involvement of African-American men.
Beginning with his dissertation on adult development among black men, Gooden has researched the developmental crises and transitions of early and middle adulthood. His work in this area has been published in a number of book chapters and journals including the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Clergy Assessment and Career Development.
His most recent research examines the relationship between shame, intimacy and attachment among married couples of various ethnic backgrounds. He has also written articles and taught seminars on adult attachment and the place of faith in leadership.
Gooden is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and is a contributing editor for Conversations Journal. He is associate pastor of the First AME Zion Church in Pasadena, Calif., and has previously served in pastorates at the Black Church at Yale University and the United Community Church in New Haven, Conn. He has maintained a private practice in clinical psychology in Pasadena since 1984.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m., Gooden will present “Emotional Healing as an Integrative Process,” followed by a question-and-answer session. At 7 p.m., he will present “Spiritual Growth as ‘Life Integration’ “ followed by discussion. Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:45 p.m., the final lecture will be “Spiritual and Psychological Well-being: Implications for Ministry” with a question-and-answer session.
The Ruben L. Speaks Lecture Series is named in honor of the late Bishop Ruben Lee Speaks, of the AME Zion Church, a gifted church leader acknowledged on numerous occasions for his leadership and creative engagement in ministry. Speaks received the Chancellor’s Award from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Brooklyn Advisory Committee of the New York Urban League.
Hood Theological Seminary located in Salisbury and sponsored by the AME Zion Church, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Its student body comprises persons from 16 different denominations. Hood’s purpose is to educate and prepare its students for leadership in various ministries and vocations to which they feel called of God. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.