Spiritual

Spirituality, Psychology, and Self-Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted November 11, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of living. It has left many of us isolated from friends and family. Many of us have had to adapt and find ways to care for and connect with our loved ones, including ourselves. But change and self-care is not easy, especially during a pandemic. Our spiritual and mental emotional wellbeing becomes more important than ever to aide us in taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. In this virtual program, Rev. Dr. Vikki Gaskin-Butler examines the intersection of spirituality and psychology as powerful coping mechanisms for dealing with the current pandemic and beyond.

By participating in this program presented by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gaskin-Butler, you can expect to learn:  

  • how spirituality and psychology are related.
  • spiritual practices that influence psychological health.
  • coping strategies to enhance your wellbeing in the present and the future.

This program is presented by Dr. Vikki Gaskin-Butler and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Your Program Presenter
Rev. Dr. Vikki T. Gaskin-Butler is a licensed clinical psychologist and ordained clergy person in Florida and Georgia. She is currently a visiting associate clinical professor and director of the University of Central Florida Psychology Clinic. Dr. Gaskin-Butler is a former faculty member and chief diversity officer at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She also served as associate pastor of New Philadelphia Community Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was formerly the psychologist and clinic director at the Samaritan Counseling Center of Northeast Georgia. She also served as minister of education at New Grove Baptist Church in Winterville, Georgia.

Dr. Gaskin-Butler graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College with a major in Psychology. She received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida in Clinical and Health Psychology. She also received a master’s of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Dr. Gaskin-Butler is married and has one son who will soon graduate from college.