Care Capsule

Preview of Plenary Speakers
at the
International Conference on Care and Kindness 2005
March 10 – 12, 2005

Dr. Siang Yang Tan
Dr. Tan was Director of the PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) program in Clinical Psychology (1989 - 1997) and is now Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has published articles on lay counseling and lay counselor training, intrapersonal integration and spirituality, religious psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, epilepsy, pain, and cross-cultural counseling with Asians and Hispanics. He also currently serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, CA and lives in Arcadia with his wife Angela and their two children, Carolyn and Andrew.

Dr. Archibald and Kathleen Hart
Dr. Hart is Professor of Psychology and former Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His books include “Children and Divorce, Adrenalin and Stress,” and “The Anxiety Cure.” His wife, Kathleen, plays a very important part in his professional career, often sharing in his seminars her experience as a woman.

Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz
A native of Buenos Aires, Dr. Ortiz founded five churches and was pastor of the largest evangelical church in Buenos Aires from 1966 to 1978. He has ministered in conventions, congresses, universities, seminaries and churches in five continents. He has taught in the Instituto Biblico de la Plata in Argentina and the Fuqua School of Communications, which operates on the campus of the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove, California. He was also Pastor of the Hispanic Ministry at the Crystal Cathedral. For five years, Dr. Ortiz produced the television series, "La Hora de Poder," which was aired in a dozen Latin American countries and he produced two radio series, one in Argentina ("La Hora de la Fe") and one in Southern California ("Una Cita con Juan Carlos Ortiz").

Lauren Littauer Briggs
The daugher of nationally known speaker and author Florence Littauer, Lauren comes by her speaking and writing talents naturally. She has adopted the axiom “Every Day is a Gift” as her life’s focus. Her speaking and writing encourages people with heartfile messages and practical presentations. She holds a degree in psychology. Her passion for comforting those in crisis began with the deaths of her two younger brothers, the first when she was only seven years old. She and her husband opened their home to her grandmother, who lived with them for the last three years of her life, and she has been there through cancer battles with several friends.

Margaret Cottle, M.D.
Dr. Cottle is a Palliative Care physician in Vancouver, Canada, where she is a Clinical Instructor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She also serves as the chair of the Physician’s Resource Council for Focus on the Family, Canada. For the past thirteen years, Dr. Cottle has worked exculsively with terminally ill patients. Her husband is an opthalmologist and together they sponsor the student chapter of the Christian Medical Dental Society at UBC, hosting the weekly meetings for dinner and a Bible study in their home.

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