Hesburgh Lecturer to Visit Allegiance Health
March 11, 2009
Jackson, Mich. — Allegiance Health will welcome Hesburgh Lecturer Dominic O. Vachon, Ph.D., for a special presentation on Thursday, March 26. The presentation, titled, "Transcending Suffering: Spirituality and Maintaining Compassion in the Encounter with Human Pain," will be held in the Anderson Building Auditorium at Allegiance Health, 205 N. East Avenue, Jackson. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling: (517) 841-6903. [Note: Clinicians can earn 1.5 hours of CME credit for attending.]
The event will begin with dinner at 5:30 followed by Dr. Vachon’s presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Vachon is an adjunct professor in the Psychology and Theology Departments at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a psychologist on the clinical faculty at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (South Bend, Ind.), training family practice residency physicians.
Dr. Vachon is the founder of the Institute for the Support and Study of the Caring Professions, a private consulting practice offering programs for healthcare and other organizations concerned about the stress in helping people.
Vachon earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy and a master of divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame and received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University (Chicago).