Clearwater Spiritual Awakening

Awaken Your Spirit in the Light of Clearwater

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“Love ye all religions and all races with a love that is true and sincere and show that love through deeds...” ~ ʻAbdu'l-Bahá

Baha’i Centers of Learning

Baha’i schools across the United States offer three- to five-day programs for adults, youth and children on such themes as [ Read More ]

Study Circles

Study circles are regular gatherings of people interested in studying the Baha’i Writings and applying [ Read More ]

Children’s Spiritual Education

The Baha’i community places great emphasis on the moral and spiritual education of children and youth [ Read More ]

Programs for Teens and Pre-Teens

Young members of the Baha’i community are encouraged to grow in moral responsibility, often by contributing [ Read More ]

Core Curriculum for Spiritual

The U.S. Baha’i community has developed curricular materials for the spiritual education of children [ Read More ]

Baha'i Explorations

We hope you will enjoy the mix of speakers and the variety of topics discussed every Sunday here on our website [ Read More ]

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Sunday at 11:00 am EDT

This week’s presenter: Nasrin Erfanian, Ph.D., BCBA-D

This week presenter:

Dr. Erfanian is a licensed psychologist in Florida and a board-certified behavior analyst with over 25 years of experience. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 1995 and completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, specializing in Pediatric Psychology, Women’s Health, and the interplay between medical and psychological issues. Her academic training emphasized behavioral and cognitive-behavioral evaluation and intervention methods. Recently, she received training in basic EMDR therapy to address trauma in both adults and youths.

Dr. Erfanian's extensive experience encompasses a wide range of concerns, including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, women’s issues throughout developmental stages, child and youth management strategies, and developmental disabilities, with a particular focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (high-functioning, teens, and young adults). She also specializes in Social Skills education and Executive Functioning and Planning Skills education.

Throughout her career, Dr. Erfanian has worked in diverse settings such as schools, residential facilities, homes, community centers, and medical clinics, including the Mayo Clinic. She has taught undergraduate psychology students and supervised master’s and doctoral psychology and behavior analysis students during their practicum experiences.

In Florida, Dr. Erfanian has served as the Tampa Site Coordinator for a federally funded DOE research project, worked as a psychologist at Baycare Behavioral Health, and contributed to the Interdisciplinary Center for Evaluation and Intervention program at the University of South Florida as a psychologist and behavior analyst. Most recently, she practiced as a psychologist and therapist at the Family Psychology Associates Group Practice.

Currently, Dr. Erfanian operates her own practice at Pasco Family Psychological Services LLC. She considers it a privilege to be entrusted by clients seeking help with vulnerable issues, and she approaches her work with detail-oriented care, respect, and a commitment to championing their well-being.

This week’s topic: Science and Spirituality in Relationships: Insights from Bahá'í Teachings and John Gottman

This presentation explores the intersection of spirituality and science in understanding and nurturing relationships. Drawing on the Bahá'í book "Marriage: A Fortress of Well-Being" and the research of renowned psychologist John Gottman, the talk delves into how spiritual principles and scientific findings can collaboratively enhance marital well-being. The Bahá'í teachings emphasize the sacredness of marriage and the spiritual qualities that strengthen it, such as love, unity, and consultation. Complementing this, Gottman's research provides practical, evidence-based strategies for maintaining healthy relationships, focusing on communication, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. Together, these perspectives offer a holistic approach to building resilient, harmonious relationships that thrive both spiritually and emotionally.

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