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WE ARE BACK LIVE! Join us for three days packed full of training, stimulating dialogue, inspiring spiritual direction, and professional networking. We have expert mental health professionals from all over North America presenting plenary sessions, and workshops.

Thursday Night Keynote

L. Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., A-CBT, HSPP

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Service Provider in Psychology
  • Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
  • Founder and Director, The Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KY-CARDS: http://www.kycards.com)
  • National Social Anxiety Center, Louisville
  • BTTI Faculty, International OCD Foundation
  • Official Psychologist for Louisville City FC

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Dr. Chapman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, founder and director of the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KYCARDS) where he specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman is a Diplomate and Certified by the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT), and is a internationally recognized expert in the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Chapman serves on the Editorial Board for the Oxford University Press Treatments That Work treatment series, which includes evidence-based treatment protocols for training mental health professionals and treatment workbooks to assist clients throughout treatment. Dr. Chapman is also on the Pastoral Staff at Covenant Life Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana where he regularly ministers to the congregation. Additionally, Dr. Chapman is the host of the Sound Mind Show on the Healing Journey’s Today YouTube channel where describes how to manage emotions from a Biblical perspective.

Dr. Chapman is also known for his expertise as it relates to the intersection of multiculturalism and mental health. Similarly, Dr. Chapman has published numerous papers in scientific journals and has written several book chapters. Dr. Chapman is a Faculty member for the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and serves on its Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Chapman also serves as a Mental Health Expert for TrueSport, a subsidiary for the United States Antidoping Agency (USADA). Dr. Chapman serves on several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Clinical Child and Family Psychologist Review. Additionally, Dr. Chapman is a Media Psychologist and regularly contributes to and serves as a consultant for multiple media outlets including A&E and other production companies. Along these lines, Dr. Chapman is also on the Psychology Expert Media Panel for the Coalition for the Application and Advancement of Psychological Science (CAAPS). Most recently, Dr. Chapman was the Program Psychologist for Seasons 1 and 2 on A&E’s hit documentary 60 Days In. Dr. Chapman has been featured in US News and World Report, USA Today, NBC Health, Bloomberg Business Week, Men’s Health, and numerous other outlets including the Nick News documentary Worried Sick: Living with Anxiety, a feature on adolescent anxiety. Dr. Chapman also serves as the Team Psychologist for the Louisville City Football Club (USL) and the Racing Louisville Football Club (NWSL). Dr. Chapman previously served as an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Chapman completed a BS in Psychology from Centre College, a MS in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman was a two-sport collegiate athlete (track and field, football) and was inducted into the Centre College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020. 

2023 Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Workshops require registration and additional costs; they are not included in the general conference registration fee.

Restoring the Shattered Self: The Treatment of Complex Trauma

Heather Davediuk Gingrich, PhD – Toccoa Falls College School of Graduate Studies

WA1 Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SUMMARY: A theoretical and treatment framework for working with victims of chronic, relational, or multiple traumas will be presented. While the material will be relevant to all types of trauma, emphasis will be placed on the treatment of adult survivors of child abuse, and those with dissociative disorders.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to distinguish between PTSD and more complex trauma reactions.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to identify common spiritual issues that survivors of complex trauma struggle with, and learn how to utilize spiritual resources, church support, and lay helpers in the healing process.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to clinically manage posttraumatic and dissociative symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, terror, memory gaps, and physical pain.

Traditioning Self-in-Context: An Experiential Workshop [Clinical Applications of Psychoanalysis, spiritual / existential / religious / theological traditions]

Brad Strawn, PhD – Fuller Theological Seminary

Theresa Tisdale, PhD – Azusa Pacific University

WA2 Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SUMMARY: This Pre-Conference Workshop will facilitate awareness and expression of the significant interaction between theoretical/clinical perspectives and spiritual/existential/religious/theological (SERT) commitments. The workshop will provide the experiential opportunity for participants to explore and articulate their uniquely embodied psychoanalytic and SERT traditions while considering the implications for clinical practice.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to list and describe the theoretical perspectives that most inform and influence their theological beliefs and methods clinical practice

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to list and describe the theological beliefs that most inform their theoretical perspectives and methods of clinical practice

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to list and describe spiritual practices that most influence their theological beliefs, theoretical perspectives, and methods of clinical practice

Healing Conversations on Race: Practical Applications from Scripture and Psychology

Veola Vazquez, PhD – California Baptist University
Joshua Knabb, PsyD – California Baptist University
Charles Lee-Johnson, DMin – California Baptist University
Krystal Hays, PhD- California Baptist University

WA3 Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SUMMARY: In this three hour pre-conference workshop, the authors will present the Healing Conversations on Race (HEAL) model. The HEAL model is a unique approach to building unity among Christians of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, offering practices and steps for Christians to follow when having conversations about race-related topics in cross-racial relationships. The change methods of the model are grounded in Scripture and enhanced with theory and research in secular psychology, drawing on attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, and the diversity literature and cultural humility, among other sources.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to describe the biblical and psychological foundations of the Healing Conversations on Race model.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe the practices and steps of the Healing Conversations on Race model.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to demonstrate the practices and steps of the Healing Conversations on Race model and apply these in mental health settings.

Carditive Therapy: Working with the Heart in Christian Counseling & Psychotherapy

Eric Johnson, PhD – Houston Christian University
Michael Strating

WA4 Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SUMMARY: We will explore how the foundational beliefs of Christianity provide a rich set of therapeutic resources for working with the emotions of Christian clients. The result is a contemporary, research-based approach to therapy that is culturally sensitive to the mental health needs of Christians.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to articulate a Christian therapeutic framework for working with the emotions, desires, thoughts, behaviors, interpersonal experiences, and virtues of Christian clients.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to utilize distinctly Christian techniques for modifying the emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relational patterns of Christian clients, including empathic attunement, self-differentiation, distress tolerance, and emotion processing.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to work with the stories of Christians in light of the narrative structure of Christianity in order to promote emotional and relational change through the integration of their personal narrative into the Christian metanarrative.

2023 Post-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Workshops require registration and additional costs; they are not included in the general conference registration fee.

Preparing Graduate Students for Leadership in Diverse Professional Contexts

Aaron McLaughlin, PhD – Georgia State University
Don Davis PhD
– Georgia State University
Eric Brown PhD
– Boston University
Joshua Hook, PhD – University of North Texas
Valencia Wiggins PhD
– Moody Bible Institute
Dave Wang PhD
– Fuller Theological Seminary
Gwen White PsyD
– Circle Counseling
Daryl Van Tongeren, PhD
– Hope College

WB5 Saturday | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SUMMARY: This workshop aims to provide resources for those training students and early career professionals (i.e., faculty, clinical directors, or staff) for leadership in the workplace in consideration of recent challenges.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to identify methods for addressing individual, interpersonal, and organizational challenges and barriers to developing leadership competencies in their trainees.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to develop a supportive network consisting of other psychologists/trainers whom they can consult and collaborate with as they implement strategies for leadership development in early career professionals.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to compile, assess, and select resources consistent with APA and CACREP guidelines and aspirations to implement and/or adapt in the training and mentoring of students and employees working with clients in mental health settings.

Transgenerational Trauma and Narcissism: Working Towards Resilience

Angela Allen-Peck, PsyD – BIPACT
Marilyn Charles, PhD – The Austen Riggs Center

WB6 Saturday | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SUMMARY: Parental failures in early attunement can invite overwhelming experiences of helplessness, the precursors for later feelings of shame, humiliation and alienation. When these are compensated for by grandiosity, narcissistic patterns of relating emerge challenging relational connection within treatment.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to describe distinctions between vulnerable and aggressive narcissism.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe one link between narcissism and early parental failures.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to describe why Winnicott’s (1971) ideas of the use of the object can be important to have in mind when working with narcissistic individuals in clinical practice.

Integrating Positive Religious Resources into Three Key Empirically Supported Treatments

Barbara Lowe PhD LP BCC SEP – Greenleaf Psychological and Support Services, PLLC

WB7 Saturday | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SUMMARY: The Integrative Psychology Movement seeks to honor a Christian/Biblical worldview while also honoring the science of psychology. The American Psychological Association has set criteria for what qualifies as an Empirically Supported Treatment or “EST” (APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice, 2006), with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) meeting criteria as ESTs. This workshop will briefly review the protocols of these three EST’s and discuss the integration research and integration applications for each.

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Learning Objective 1: Participants will explain how integrative psychology or psychotherapy is different from secular therapy and biblical therapy.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will describe how to evaluate if a treatment modality is an Empirically Supported Treatment (EST), and when faith integration is appropriate vs not appropriate.

Learning Objective 3: Participants will list 2 Christian Psychotherapy integrative approaches for each of the following ESTs: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Schedule

Thursday, March 30

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops*
(separate fee and registration)

2:00 – 5:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

5:45 –10:30 pm
Conference Kickoff Event

5:45 – 7:00 pm
Dinner
(cost covered in registration fee)

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Praise & Worship/Opening Plenary

8:30 –10:00 pm
Welcome Desserts Reception and Special Interest Groups Meetings

Friday, March 31

8:00 – 9:00 am
Breakout Sessions

9:00 – 10:15 am
Poster Sessions

10:15 – 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Plenary Luncheon (TED Talks)
(cost covered in registration fee)
Student Paper Awards

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

4:30 – 5:45 pm
Poster Sessions

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Receptions, alumni dinners, free time/night on the town

Saturday, April 1

8:00 – 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions

2:00 – 5:00 pm
Post-Conference Workshops
(separate fee and registration)

Continuing Education

Psychologists and counselors at the CAPS 2023 International Conference may receive up to 20 hours of continuing education if they attend the entire conference, plenaries, breakout sessions and pre- and post-conference workshops.

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20 hours.

Social Workers: Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course may receive up to 20 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors: For those licensed in states that do not recognize APA or ASWB CE programs, CE will be available through the Kentucky Counseling Association. The CAPS 2023 program is being offered in collaboration with KY-ASERVIC.

2023 Conference Fees

Full conference fees include all plenary, breakout and poster sessions, Thursday Evening Kickoff Dinner and Welcome Reception, Friday Plenary Luncheon, and refreshment breaks.

Early Bird After 2/10/23
CAPS Member $380 $435
Non-CAPS Member $465 $525
New Member Package* $480 $540
Student CAPS Member $245 $300
Student CAPS Member – No Meal Registration $160 $215
New Student Member Package* $280 $335
New Student Member Package – No Meal Registration* $190 $245
Conf Registration & Membership Renewal $480 $535

Continuing Education Fee:

All seeking continuing education credit, or certificate of attendance must also pay the Continuing Education fee of $65.

Cancellation Policy:

You will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee if your written cancellation notice to CAPS, PO Box 365, Batavia,‎ IL‎ 60510 is postmarked or you call Mary Gilbert at the CAPS home office (630) 639-9478 by February 15th, 2023.

2023 Thursday Preconference

Attendee Student
Workshop A1: Restoring the Shattered Self: The Treatment of Complex Trauma $90 $55
Workshop A2: Traditioning Self-in-Context: An Experiential Workshop [Clinical Applications of Psychoanalysis, spiritual/existential/religious/theological traditions] $90 $55
Workshop A3: Healing Conversations on Race: Practical Applications from Scripture and Psychology $90 $55

2023 Saturday Postconference

Attendee Student
Workshop B5: Preparing Graduate Students for Leadership in Diverse Professional Contexts $90 $55
Workshop B6: Transgenerational Trauma and Narcissism: Working Towards Resilience $90 $55
Workshop B7: Integrating Positive Religious Resources into Three Key Empirically Supported Treatments $90 $55

Galt House Hotel
Louisville, KY

Indulge yourself with a lavish hotel stay in downtown Louisville at the Galt House Hotel. The enviable location is surrounded by remarkable dining, extraordinary attractions, and vibrant nightlife.

RESERVATIONS

Make your hotel reservation online or call the toll-free number 800-843-4258, and ask for the CAPS rate of $159 Deluxe / $179 Suite using code 032323CAPS. Rooms at this rate are only guaranteed until Friday, March 1, 2023, or until our contracted block of rooms are sold out (whichever comes first).