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From Moral Relativism to Normative Morality: Psychology and Psychotherapy from 1960 to Now (4.25.13)

 

Paul Vitz, Ph.D., is a professor and Senior Scholar at IPS, focuses his teaching and research on the integration of Christian theology, especially Catholic anthropology, with psychology. This requires breaking from the modern secularism and post-modern relativism prevalent today.

He is presently focused on the following special topics: The Psychology of Hatred and Forgiveness; The Psychology of the Virtues; The Psychological Importance of Fathers; and the Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood. Dr. Vitz’s books include: Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship; Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision; Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism; and The Self: Beyond the Post-modern Crisis. He was Professor of Psychology at New York University for many years prior to joining the faculty at IPS.

PROGRAM

Lectures are held on the first floor of IPS (Classroom II). Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed at 5:00 p.m. by a 45-minute lecture, 15-minute Q&A, and ending with a wine and cheese reception.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

There is no charge to attend the Newman Lectures, however donations are greatly appreciated. To make reservations, please contact Nancy Flynn at nflynn@ipsciences.edu or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.

DIRECTIONS TO IPS

Metro: Take the BLUE LINE or the YELLOW LINE and exit at the Crystal City Metro Station. To travel indoors, make a left off the first escalator into the underground tunnel until you arrive at the elevators for 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway. Go to the lobby, look for signs for Newman Lecture. To walk outdoors, come up both Metro escalators, make a right onto Bell Street, walk south one block to 20th Street. Enter at the corner of 20th Street and Jefferson Davis Highway (across from the Crystal City Marriott).

Parking: A number of Crystal City parking garages are free after 4:00pm. Metered parking is available along Jefferson Davis Highway, S. Clark Street and 20th Street.