PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS AND CATHOLIC VISION IN WORK
February 16, 2022
Co-sponsored by Lumen Christi Institute,
The Theology of Work Project &
Advances in neuroscience and cognitive-behavioral therapy have shown a remarkable congruence between evidence-based psychology and a Catholic understanding of the human person and human existence. Three key psychological skills, when applied to the activity of work — reframing, mindfulness, and embracing challenges — have demonstrated the capacity to transform the experience, effectiveness, and meaning of human work in its many forms. While applying these skills is fully justified on psychological criteria alone, their use reflects a deeply Christian vision of life and ethics and supports the practice of faith in the world of work.
Dr. Kevin Majeres MD has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for the past decade, teaching cognitive behavioral therapy to psychiatrists-in-training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed a fellowship in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. He is the co-founder of OptimalWork which provides training and resources in a psychology of challenge to both individuals and institutions.
This lecture is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”