February 18, 2016

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

6 - 9:00 PM ET

Les Parrott, Ph.D.
Parrotts

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Les Parrott, Ph.D., (Fuller Graduate School of Psychology), is a licensed clinical psychologist. In 1991, Les and his wife, Leslie, founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. Les delivers presentations that are grounded, insightful and cutting-edge. Each year, Les and Leslie speak in more than 40 cities. Their audiences include a wide array of venues, from churches to Fortune 500 company board rooms. The Governor of Oklahoma appointed the Parrotts as the first ever statewide Marriage Ambassadors. The Parrotts have been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Their television appearances include CNN, The View, The O.Reilly Factor, The Today Show and Oprah. As #1 New York Times best-selling authors, their books have sold over two million copies in more than two dozen languages, and include best-selling and Gold-medallion winner, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Other popular titles include Real Relationships, L.O.V.E., The Parent You Want To Be, Trading Places, The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and Love Talk.

Abstract

More than a million couples can.t be wrong! The award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts set the gold standard in marriage preparation when it first came out. And with the newly updated and expanded edition (book, his/her workbooks, and video), the tradition continues. How? With the all new, game-changing SYMBIS Assessment. making your work easier and more effective than ever. Become a trained and certified facilitator and take your work with engaged and newlywed couples to a whole new level.

Participants will:

  1. Be able to set up their own structure and plan for preparing couples for lifelong love
  2. Explore time-tested and proven methods for doing pre-marriage counseling with excellence
  3. Have the option of continuing their certification training to become a SYMBIS Facilitator
 
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March 15, 2016

Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well, and Live Better

6 - 9:00 PM ET

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C.
Parrotts

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Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C., is a licensed psychologist, certified addictions counselor, marriage and family therapist in the Philadelphia area, and the author of the new book, Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well, and Live Better (Worthy Publishing). For more than 25 years, she's led seminars, conferences, and therapeutic workshops to help people overcome food addiction and its underlying issues. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and her master's degree in counseling psychology from Temple University. Coming from her own personal experience and recovery from food addiction, Dr. Epstein is passionate about addressing the needs of the whole person (mind, body and spirit). Visit her Web site at www.rhonaepstein.com.

Abstract

Many people abuse food to one degree or another. Our culture is obsessed with diet and exercise. For some, problems with food and weight become so out of control that life is significantly impacted in a negative manner. This workshop will help participants understand the issues behind compulsive overeating and food/weight obsession. It will provide a road map for helping people overcome destructive eating patterns and related issues. The emphasis will be physical, emotional and spiritual, as true transformation is far more than finding the latest fad diet or exercise regime. People stuck in a battle with food/weight need hope, and this workshop will provide just that... hope and direction for true freedom.

Participants will:

  1. Be able to apply principles of addiction treatment to clients needing help with addictive eating and food obsession
  2. Be able to implement proven strategies for helping clients quit overeating and move on to more fulfilling lives
  3. Be able to apply inspirational ideas to help motivate people to make healthy changes in their relationships with food and their bodies
 
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April 19, 2016

FANTASY: Right, Wrong or 50 Shades of Grey?

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Shannon Ethridge, M.A.
Shannon Ethridge

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Shannon Ethridge, M.A., is a best-selling author, international speaker, and certified life and relationship coach with a master's degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults for more than 20 years, and is the author of 22 books, including the million-copy, best-selling Every Woman's Battle series and The Sexually Confident Wife. Shannon has been featured on numerous international radio and TV programs, and is the co-host of Sexy Marriage Radio. She also mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her 12-month, online B.L.A.S.T. Mentorship Program. Shannon and her husband, Greg, have been married 25 years, have two adult children, and enjoy an empty nest in Tyler, Texas. Learn more at www.shannonethridge.com or www.blastmentoring.com.

Abstract

Many look to sexual fantasies as avenues to fulfillment. Our fantasies, however, aren't reliable guides into the future. They are rocky road maps from our past. Best-selling author, Shannon Ethridge (Every Woman's Battle, The Fantasy Fallacy), theorizes, "Fantasies are simply the brain's way of trying to heal itself from past trauma, compartmentalizing pain to make room for pleasure." Without judgment or condemnation, Shannon dissects the most common fantasies and fetishes, exposing not just the fruit of sexual fantasies, but also the root.

Participants will:

  1. Identify the origins of the most common sexual fantasies and fetishes, such as fascination with pornography, homosexual desires, multiple partners, bondage/domination, sadomasochism, etc.
  2. Be able to articulate how the sexual brain functions, how sexual fantasy can actually be a friend, and how sexual fantasies become a foe without proper mental boundaries in place.
  3. Explore counseling strategies to help both women and men "retrain their brains" and heal from inappropriate or unwanted sexual fantasies.
 
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June 21, 2016

Maintaining an Ethical and Biblical Counseling Practice in a Profession Increasingly Hostile to Christian Counseling

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Daniel J. Schmid, Esq.
Daniel Schmid

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Daniel J. Schmid, Esq. is Litigation Counsel with Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family. With offices in Florida, Virginia, Washington D.C., and a presence in Israel, Liberty Counsel has hundreds of advocates around the world. Mr. Schmid received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. In 2012, he graduated from Liberty University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Schmid was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and a member of the National American Bar Association Moot Court Team. Mr. Schmid received the Roger C. Bern Planning Award for his excellence in business and transaction work, and the Distinguished Service Award for his work managing the law review’s publications. Mr. Schmid is a constitutional litigator specializing primarily in First Amendment law. In addition to his busy litigation schedule at Liberty Counsel, Mr. Schmid is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law where he teaches First Amendment law, legal writing, and bar preparation courses. Mr. Schmid has appeared on FoxNews, the Glenn Beck program on The Blaze, and is a frequent guest on local radio programs throughout the country.

Abstract

Christ promised Believers that the world would revile and persecute them for being His ambassadors. Matthew 5:10-12; John 15:18. Christian counselors are no exception. Almost daily, a new assault on Christian counseling emerges aimed at purging Biblical truth from the marketplace of ideas and silencing Christian counselors. Counselors must remain vigilant to protect their practices from such assaults and maintain Christ’s vital calling on their lives to provide Biblical counseling to patients desperately in need of His truth, restoration, and healing.

Participants will:

  1. Identify and understand the current threats facing Christian counselors from legislation, state professional licensing entities, ethical boards, and institutions of education
  2. Understand the status of current litigation involving Christian counselors and counseling associations, and identify potential threats of litigation facing Christian counselors
  3. Identify and understand options available to Christian counselors to protect their counseling practices from the increasing assaults on their Biblical counseling
 
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