Jamie has written over 100 scholarly peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and resources. Following are some examples of his work. You can find more here.
*Smigelsky, M., *Gill, A., *Foshager, D., & Aten, J. (in press). 'My heart is in His hands': The lived spiritual experiences of Congolese refugee women survivors of sexual violence. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.
*Haynes, W.C., Van Tongeren, D.R., Aten, J., Davis, E. B., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Boan, D., & Johnson, T. (2016). The meaning as a buffer hypothesis: Spiritual meaning attenuates the effect of disaster exposure on posttraumatic stress. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Aten, J., O'Grady, K., Milstein, G., Boan, D. & *Schruba, A. (2014). Spiritually oriented disaster psychology. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.
Aten, J., Benn, P. R., Hill, P.C., Davis, D. E., & Hook, J. (2012). Predictors of God concept and God control after Hurricane Katrina. Psychology of Rligion and Spirituality.
Aten, J., Topping, S., *Denney, R., & *Bayne, T. (2010). Collaborating with African American churches to overcome disaster mental health disparities: What mental health professionals can learn from Hurrican Katrina. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
*Denotes student co-author
Dr. Aten is also a disaster columnist for Christianity Today’s (CT) Church Law & Tax. His writing frequently appears in outlets that include The Washington Post, CT, and Psychology Today. Below are a few examples.
Spiritual Advice for Surviving Cancer and Other Disasters. The Washington Post.
Don’t Offer Bumper-Sticker Theology: Five Simple Ways to Help After the Paris Attacks. The Washington Post.
Before Flooding Louisiana with ‘Help,’ Read This. Religion News Service.
What Kind of Faith Helped People Survive Hurricane Katrina? Christianity Today.
How Churches Can Help without Hurting after Super Typhoon Haiyan. Christianity Today.
He is also regularly cited or interviewed by news outlets like CBS News, Fox News TV, Yahoo! News, Moody Radio, Christianity Today, and Religion News Service. See some examples next.
Where’s God Amidst Disaster (Fox TV News)
How to Cope After Sandy Hook (Yahoo! News)
Dealing with Disaster (Moody Radio)
How to Help After Disasters (InTouch Magazine)
Dr. Aten founded the Disaster Ministry Conference (DMC) in 2013. The DMC is a national conference that is quickly turning into a global event.
In addition to speaking at the DMC each year, he is a sought after keynote, plenary, and workshop speaker.
He regularly speaks at conferences, churches, and college campuses across the United States and internationally, such as: The GC2 Summit, University of Cambridge, Georgia State University’s Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience, and Accord Network Disaster Summit.
Examples of some upcoming places where you can find Jamie speaking include: Christian Association for Psychological Studies Convention, Fred Hutch Research Cancer Center, and Evangelical Press Association Convention.
You can watch a brief talk here of Jamie sharing lessons on cultivating faith and resilience amidst personal disasters.