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WSA1 Workshop One

Invited Workshop 9 am – 12 noon; (3 CE);
Audience Level:  Intermediate

Where’s Integration?
Diverse Perspectives on Psychology and Faith

Presenters
Mark McMinn

Mark R McMinn, PhD, George Fox University;
Jamie D Aten, PhD, Wheaton College;
Sally Schwer Canning, PhD, Wheaton College;
Eric L Johnson, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
J Derek McNeil, PhD,The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology;
Edward T Welch, MDiv, PhD, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

A distinguished panel of widely published scholars and experts in their fields.  Don’t miss this rare, even historic, opportunity to learn and dialogue about this important issue!

Summary

The integration of psychology and Christianity is a well-established metaphor for behavioral science and caring for souls. But how useful is the metaphor? Panelists will offer a variety of perspectives about whether integration is a worthy goal and what the future may hold for Christians interested in psychology and related fields. These voices include a biblical counselor, a pioneer of the Christian Psychology movement, and four integrationists with various perspectives on human diversity, poverty, justice, and epistemology.

Learning Objective 1

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to articulate various perspectives on the relationship between Christian faith and psychological science/practice.

Learning Objective 2

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to anticipate future directions for the relationships amongst Christianity, psychology, and helping professions.

Learning Objective 3

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to consider issues of human diversity and social justice in relation to Christianity and psychology.

 

WSA2 Workshop Two

Invited Workshop 9 am – 12 noon; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Counseling Couples in Conflict:
Using the Relationship Restoration Model in Clinical Practice

Presenters
James Sells Mark Yarhouse

James Sells, PhD and Mark Yarhouse, PhD are colleagues and professors at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.  Both have authored many professional journal articles and books, including the award-winning Counseling Couples in Conflict (from which the material for this workshop is based).

 

Summary

Effective couples counseling is extremely important in the “applied theology” of Christian psychotherapy. This workshop will demonstrate the ideas described in Counseling Couples in Conflict, i.e., techniques to develop positive core marital attributes used to counter marital frustration and defensiveness. The workshop will include research-based evidence of key elements of the model, including the relationship between pain and defense as an important first step in conflict formation, and the influence of grace, justice, empathy, trust and forgiveness in relationship restoration. The workshop will include demonstrations of marital technique and opportunities for active participation in skill development.

Learning Objective 1

To establish and implement a counseling strategy in working with conflicted couples.

Learning Objective 2

To identify the communication patterns that derail constructive discussion and tactfully manage them by redirecting intense emotions--anger, rage, despair, hopelessness--into reconciliation themes.

Learning Objective 3

To integrate the core Christian themes of grace, justice, compassion, trust and forgiveness into a counseling plan.


WSA3 Workshop Three

Invited Workshop 8 am – 1 pm; (5 CE)
Audience Level: All Levels

Introduction to Relational Models of Psychoanalysis

Presenters
Lowell and Marie Hoffman Brad Strawn Beth Brokaw

Lowell Hoffman, PhD & Marie Hoffman, PhD, Brookhaven Center for Counseling and Development;
Brad Strawn  PhD, Southern Nazarene University;
Beth Brokaw PhD, Rosemead School of Psychology

 

Presenters are licensed psychologists with advanced training in psychoanalysis; this is a great opportunity to get intensive training from a nationally-recognized faculty.

Summary

Current research has established both the efficacy of contemporary psychoanalytic treatments and their enduring benefits that increase over time. The Institute of SEPPT (Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology) introduces its relationally-based, intensive weekend training program which equips clinicians to provide theologically-informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  The workshop will introduce relational models of psychoanalysis and their integrative possibilities. All are invited to attend, along with our beginning candidates. This introductory course examines psychoanalytic history, theory, and practice. Faculty members will present the modality. 

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to compare relational models of psychoanalysis with traditional models.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify religious narratives that have influenced the development and practice of relational psychoanalytic approaches.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to articulate an understanding of core theoretical and clinical concepts of a relational psychoanalytic approach.

 

WSA4 Workshop Four

Invited Workshop 8 am – 1 pm; (5 CE);
Audience Level: Introductory

PREPARE-ENRICH Certification Workshop

Presenters
David Olson Peter Larson

David Olson, PhD and Peter Larson Ph.D are colleagues in research, teaching and writing at the University of Minnesota.  They have trained thousands of people to use PREPARE and ENRICH, landmark tools they developed to help engaged and married couples understand and grow their relationships.  This is a rare opportunity to be trained by and dialogue with two “founding fathers” in the marriage enrichment movement.


Summary

This workshop on the new online Customized Version of PREPARE/ENRICH will enable you to administer, interpret and provide feedback on this couple assessment to dating, engaged and married couples. This dynamic online system tailor makes the assessment from over 100 scales for each couple. Participants will receive online three sets of materials: Facilitators Report, Couple Report and Couple Discussion Guide. Participants will learn how to use the report and couple skill building exercises to build a stronger relationship. Outcome studies with PREPARE ENRICH have demonstrated that using the program with an individual couple or a group of couples has very positive outcomes. After training, you can become a part of the PREPARE ENRICH National Referral Network for couples.

Learning Objective 1

Be able to describe the key dimensions and scales in the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment.

Learning Objective 2

Be able to interpret the Facilitators and Couple Computer Reports.

Learning Objective 3

Be able to teach relationship skills to couples using 25 couple exercises.

SPECIAL OFFER for PREPARE-ENRICH workshop participants only: Registrants will receive a one-year complimentary membership to CAPS.  The fee for this workshop is $75.00 ($140.00 for students).

 

WSB5  Workshop Five

Invited Workshop 2 – 5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level:  Intermediate

Self-Defeating Patterns and their Clinical Implications

Presenter
Nancy McWilliams

Nancy McWilliams, PhD is an internationally-known psychologist and psychoanalyst.  She has authored numerous professional journal articles and books, including her latest book, Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality in the Clinical Process. Dr. McWilliams is a full professor at the Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, Rutgers University and faculty member at the National Training Program in Contemporary Psychotherapy. She is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and on the board of consultants for Psychoanalytic Review. 

Summary

This workshop will differentiate self-defeating (masochistic, aggrieved) personality patterns from depressive psychologies, explore subtypes of masochistic personality patterns, and suggest ways of dealing with clients with these clinically challenging characteristics. Moral and relational versions of masochism will be compared, and their clinical implications explored. The conceptual material will be illustrated by vignettes and also by the in-depth presentation of a characterologically self-defeating client treated by the workshop leader.

Learning Objective 1

This workshop is designed to help participants conceptualize clinically relevant differences between predominantly depressive and predominantly masochistic personality patterns.

Learning Objective 2

Attendees will be able to summarize the clinical implications of these overall conceptualizations.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will learn ways to manage the expectably strong countertransference reactions to clients with recurrent self-defeating patterns.

 

WSB6 Workshop Six 

2 – 5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Intermediate

Christian Accommodative Trauma Focused Therapy with Children and Teens

Presenter
Donald Walker

Donald Walker, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He has written many professional journal articles and is currently under contract (with Intervarsity and the American Psychological Association) to co-author three books. Dr. Walker is a nationally-recognized expert in treatment for abuse and trauma.



Summary

Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) has emerged as a leading secular treatment for resolving childhood physical and sexual abuse. Workshop participants will be provided with an overview of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy. Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy combines relaxation and coping skills with direct cognitive processing of abuse, along with safety planning and future development for child abuse survivors. Participants will learn to identify and apply appropriate spiritual interventions for use in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy with Christian children and teens who have been physically and sexually abused.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to assess the potential role of religious and spiritual issues in an abused child`s case presentation.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify spiritual interventions for use with traumatized children and adolescents.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to apply Christian spiritual interventions for traumatized children and teens in the context of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy.

 

WSB7 Workshop Seven

2 – 5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Introductory – Intermediate

Learning to Live with Shame No More

Presenter
Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw, DMFT is a licensed mental health counselor and pastor. He serves as the chair of the Graduate Department of Counseling at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.  His ministry “Shame No More” has gained national recognition; Dr. Shaw has published widely about shame and shame-based systems.


Summary

Participants in this workshop will be trained clinically to address, treat and bring wholeness to those who struggle with relational shame and brokenness in their family of origin, their current nuclear family, and most importantly, their spiritual family. We will discuss and define the key concepts of guilt, embarrassment, shame, grace and forgiveness. We will engage in conversation around and experience the 8 key characteristics of shame-based systems and learn their grace-based counterparts. We will compare and apply numerous interventions to actual cases to see and experience the healing that grace can bring to those suffering with the shame of never being good enough.

Learning Objective 1

Illustrate, define and explain the concepts of guilt, shame and grace.

Learning Objective 2

Discuss, explain and contrast the 8 characteristics of shame based systems.

Learning Objective 3

Compare and apply clinically 5 essential interventions for the healing of shame.

 

WSB8 Workshop Eight

2 – 5 pm; (3CE);
Audience Level:  Introductory - Intermediate

A Paradigm for Assessing Sexually-Addictive Behaviors: Theory and Practice

Presenter
Todd Bowman

Todd Bowman, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the CACREP-accredited Counselor Education Graduate program at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. He has presented many seminars and papers about understanding and treating sexual addictions.


Summary

This presentation will provide a comprehensive paradigm for assessing the nature and quality of the sexually addictive behaviors manifest in their clinical populations. Specific attention will be paid to an underlying disturbance model, as well as specific assessment instruments that inform the treatment of these behaviors. Attendees will explore the Sexual Addiction Screening Test-Revised, which was developed by Patrick Carnes, as well as other psychological assessment instruments that include scales which measure the various constructs related to sexually addictive behaviors.

Learning Objective 1

Recognize differences in the various underlying disturbances that drive sexually addictive behavior.

Learning Objective 2

Summarize variables of importance in the conceptualization and treatment of sexually addictive behaviors.

Learning Objective 3

Utilize qualitative and quantitative assessment in the conceptualization and treatment of individuals presenting with sexually addictive behaviors.

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