Oct. 19th, 2005
The Unifying Golden Thread: The Interface of Science & Spirituality*
Elizabeth Bethea, MSW, Ph.D., Bethea Institute for Research on the Transformation of Humanity, Inc. (BIRTH)
Interface Host: Barry Erdman, LCSW
* This presentation replaces the one originally scheduled and printed in our brochure.
||Elizabeth Bethea has an eclectic educational background in psychology, social work and the physical sciences, holding an MSW from the University of Denver and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the Social and Physical Sciences from the Union Institute and University. She is currently pursuing an additional Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales. Elizabeth began her career in social work as a medical social worker, staff trainer and Director of Medical Social Services for Adventist Health Systems, and continued her career as a school social worker, teacher, faculty trainer and Special Education administrator for the Boulder Valley Public Schools.
Elizabeth has been involved with the university system since 1991 as a researcher and educator and has taught social work, psychology and sociology classes at the University of Denver, Colorado State University, Naropa University and Front Range Community College. In 1994 she founded the Bethea Institute for Research on the Transformation of Humanity, Inc. (BIRTH), a nonprofit through which she conducts social science research, provides organizational consultation and training, and offers public presentations. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Boulder specializing in wholistic approaches to physical, psychological and spiritual healing and trauma release.
Elizabeth has authored several publications on such topics as spiritual living, social change, stress management and domestic violence in the workplace. She is deeply committed to service work and has been a community organizer for various nonprofit local and international organizations including civil rights, peace, environmental, women's and children's rights, animal protection, mental health, sustainable economic development, gender reconciliation and community building. For fun, she spends time hiking on the Chautauqua trails with her Golden Retriever, Jake.
Spiritual Values, Well-Being and Gandhian Economics (2002). Co-authored with Romesh Diwan, Ph.D. In Meditations on Gandhi: A Ravindra Varma Festschrift. M.P. Mathai, M.S. John and S.K. Joseph, eds. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.
Spiritual Living and Gandhian Economics (2000). Co-authored with Romesh Diwan, Ph.D. Published in proceedings of International Association for Research in Economic Psychology/Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Vienna, Austria and Eastern Economic Association, New Rochelle, New York.
The Roots of Healing Are in the Earth by William Evans, M.D. An invited review in Bridges, the professional journal of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), Denver, Colorado. Volume 9, Number 4, Winter, 1999.
Elizabeth Bethea, MSW, Ph.D.
3450 Penrose Place, Suite 240
Boulder, CO 80301