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A Conference for Northern California Churches

Albert Gaw, MD


First United Presbyterian Church of SF


Albert Gaw, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, a board-certified psychiatrist of Christian faith, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a past speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association. Among his numerous publications are five books: Cross-Cultural Psychiatry; Culture, Ethnicity and Mental Illness; A Concise Guide to Cross-Cultural Psychiatry; The Eyes of the Heart, the Biblical Path to Spirituality and Inner Empowerment; and Empowered. His latest volume, EMPOWERED, invites both Christians and lay readers to harness their psycho-spirituality to empower their lives. The book focuses on unravelling the secret of psycho-spiritual power of the Old Testament prophet Daniel, how his personality interplays with divine calling, and 10 practical lessons to empower your life. This presentation will consist of three workshops: First, what makes Daniel such an empowered person; Second, how to use dream, as Daniel did, to empower your life. Third, the neurobiological foundation of Christian beliefs.

Reference: Albert C. Gaw, MD. Empowered. The WestBow Press, 2013.

2016 Workshop

21st Century Issues: Brain, Mind, Mental Health and Illness, and Christian Spirituality


Brain imaging tools, such as functional MRI, have shed lights on the relation between the brain and mind, their changes in state of health and illness, and brain circuitry in various belief systems. This workshop will briefly summarize some of these recent discoveries, and draw implications for Christian spirituality.

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