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    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Fri, Oct 29


University Catholic Center

Lecture: Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time

Join us for an evening program about time, personal healing, and Christian freedom with Assistant Professor of Psychology and Austin Institute fellow Dr. Matthew Breuninger!

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Lecture: Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time
Lecture: Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time

Time & Location

Oct 29, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

Everyone suffers. For many Catholics, however, deep psychological and  emotional pain persists despite our frequent encounter with the  sacraments. We're rightfully confused when we do not receive any healing  from the touch of our Lord that we find in the Church. Healing seems to  evade us. In this talk, we will explore the nature of our emotional and  psychological pain, practical steps to address our pain and increase our healing, and daily practices that will allow us to live in the  freedom to which Christ has called us.

About Our Scholar

Matthew Breuninger is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Baylor University as well as an M.A. in Theology from Ave Maria University. His research interests lie generally in psychology of religion. In particular he is interested in how churches perceive and address mental illness, God attachment, religious and spiritual struggles, clinical disorders, and implicit and explicit attitudes toward God. His current research includes looking at the relationship between religious/spiritual struggles and well-being in adolescents, the effects of perceived parenting style on religious/spiritual struggles, and comparing the predictive validity of implicit and explicit attitudes toward God on various outcome variables. When not teaching or researching, he enjoys fishing and hiking in the mountains of Pennsylvania with his family.

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