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Pre/Post Conference

THURSDAY, March 10

WSA 1 Workshop One

9 am–12 noon // 3 APA CE
Audience Level:  All Levels

Christian Psychology: Locating Transformational Spiritual Practices at the Heart of Psychotherapy

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Dr. Gary Moon is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture as well as the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College.

SUMMARY

Christian Psychology is one of the newest approaches for including theology and spiritual formation in clinical practice. Other views include: Biblical Counseling, Levels of Explanation, Transformational Psychology, and Integration. In contrast to most of the other approaches, Christian Psychology is more experiential in nature and borrows freely from the disciplines of Christian spiritual formation and spiritual direction. In this workshop you will be exposed to an overview of Christian Psychology and see how it can be applied to the various stages of working with a client. The session will conclude with a clinical demonstration and a time for interaction around case studies and examples.

 

WSA 2 Workshop Two

9 am–12 noon // 3 APA CE
Audience Level:  Introductory & Intermediate

Cultural Psychology’s Perspectives on Individual and Community-Based Interventions

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Dr. Jenny Pak is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology.Dr. Bradford Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Belhaven University and serves as the President and CEO of Care and Counsel International, Inc. Dr. Alvin Deuck is a Professor of Psychology and former Evelyn and Frank Freed Chair for the Integration of Theology and Psychology at Fuller Seminary,

SUMMARY

Culture is not separate or external to the person, but the relationship between the personal and the cultural is dialectical and engaged in a process of dynamic change. This workshop will review most significant findings in cultural psychology and relate them to developing culturally-informed therapy practice and integrating broader community-based interventions and programs.

 

WSA 3 Workshop Three

8 am–1:00 PM // 5 APA CE
Audience Level:  All Levels

Doctor, I Had a Dream Last Night: Interpreting and Utilizing Dreams in Clinical Practice

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Dr. Lowell Hoffman and Dr. Marie Hoffman are Clinical Psychologists and Co-Directors at the Brookhaven Center for Counseling & Development in Allentown, Pennsylvania. They served as the founding coordinators of the CAPS Psychoanalysis track.

SUMMARY

This workshop will provide training in clinical usage of patients` dreams. Following an overview of basic concepts of dream interpretation, the presenters will discuss how various orientations assess dreams. Practical clinical skills for interpreting and utilizing dream imagery will be demonstrated through ample clinical examples.

 


WSA 4 Workshop Four

9 am–12 noon // 3 APA CE
Audience Level:  All Levels

Attending to the In-Between: How Openness, Respect, Curiosity & Accountability Inform our Training, Clinical Work & Personal Lives

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Drs. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, Hee-Sun Cheon, Scott Edwards and Don MacDonald are Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Professors of Marriage & Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University.

SUMMARY

Professional mental health training takes spirituality and values seriously as key dimensions of cultural competency. This experiential workshop reviews an intentionally articulated curriculum called the ORCA-Stance that has been used in multiple contexts over the past decade. Training processes, theological foundations and clinical applications will be identified throughout.

 



 

SATURDAY, March 12

 

WSB 5 Workshop Five

2:00–5:00 pm // 3 APA CE
Audience Level:  All Levels

My Other

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Dr. Donna Orange is an internationally-known Psychologist and Psychoanalyst who serves on the faculty and as a trainer/supervisor at Psychoanalytic Institutes in New York, Rome, and Milan.

SUMMARY

Working with the seriously traumatized (those destroyed by early and later deprivation and violence), as clinicians and other humanitarian workers do throughout their lives, more than exhausts them. Responsible for the other, witnesses to atrocity, vulnerable, even hostage to the devastated, we need to internalize and to nourish the resources (as in an “internal chorus”), that our teachers and our cultural models offer us.

 


WSB 6 Workshop Six

2:00–5:00 pm // 3 APA CE
Audience Level:  All Levels

Using Action Methods to Evaluate & Reconcile Personal and Relational Spiritual Issues That Arise in Clinical Work

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Dr. Robert Pramann, PhD, ABPP is a Psychologist and Clinical Director at Shepherd’s Staff Christian Counseling Center, Inc in Sandy, Utah. Karen Burton, MA, works for Imaginomics in Lake Arrowhead, CA in Communications and Counseling.

SUMMARY

Addressing spiritual issues is recognized as important by clients and clinicians. This session will demonstrate, begin to equip, and train participants in the use of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy to identify and resolve personal and relational spiritual issues and provide a unique avenue for helping persons address spiritual concerns.

 


WSB 7 Workshop Seven

2:00–5:00 pm // 3 APA CE
Audience Level: Intermediate

Giving Hope to Teens Hooked on Pornography

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Mr. John Thorington, MA, DMin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He works as a Pastoral Counselor for Focus on the Family.

SUMMARY

Unless clinicians receive specific training, they do not know how to help teens who struggle compulsively with pornography and online activities. Participants will learn about the seven tasks in early treatment by Patrick Carnes and how it applies to teens. This workshop provides a unique, practical, and innovative approach in helping teens hooked on pornography to find freedom.

 


WSB 8 Workshop Eight

2:00–5:00 pm2:00–5:00 pm // 3 APA CE;
Audience Level: All Levels

Understanding the Psychology of Humility: Clinical and Practical Applications

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Dr. James Van Slyke is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fresno Pacific University. Dr. Peter Hill is a Professor of Psychology at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology/BIOLA. Dr. Joshua Hook is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. Dr. Donald Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services, Georgia State University.

SUMMARY

This pre-conference looks at humility from three different perspectives: (1) cross-culturally; (2) among fundamentalist Christians; and (3) among moral exemplars. All three perspectives have implications for clinical techniques with culturally diverse clients and offer a broader understanding of the importance and relevance of this Christian virtue.

 

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