July 19, 2016

Play Therapy: A Developmentally Appropriate Intervention with Traumatized Children

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.
Daniel Sweeney

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Webinar Presenter

 

Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, RPT-S, is a Professor of Counseling, Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and Director of the NW Center for Play Therapy Studies at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. He is a past board member and president of the Association for Play Therapy, and currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Play Therapy. Dr. Sweeney maintains a small private practice, has extensive experience in working with children, couples, and families in a variety of settings, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He has published articles and book chapters on child counseling, play therapy issues, families and parenting. Dr. Sweeney is also author or co-author of several books, including Play Therapy Interventions with Children’s Problems, Counseling Children Through the World of Play, Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual, The Handbook of Group Play Therapy, and Group Play Therapy: A Dynamic Approach. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean and Russian. Dr. Sweeney and his wife live in Portland, Oregon, near their four adult children.

Abstract

Traumatized children need a therapeutic experience that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually secure. Play therapy is a psychologically and biblically-sound intervention that meets this need. This Webinar will briefly discuss the pervasive effects of trauma and benefits of play therapy as a developmentally appropriate intervention.

Participants will:

  1. Learn the importance of using a developmentally appropriate approach to working with traumatized children
  2. Review the fundamental rationale for using play therapy with children
  3. Understand the psychological and neurobiological effects of trauma on children
 
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August 16, 2016

Creating Couple Closeness: Connected Communication and Constructive Conflict

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.
Dr. Jared Pingleton

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Webinar Presenter

 

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D., serves as Vice President of Professional Development at the American Association of Christian Counselors. As a clinical psychologist and credentialed minister, he is dually trained in both psychology and theology and specializes in the theoretical and clinical integration of the two disciplines. In professional practice since 1977, Dr. Pingleton has had the privilege to work with thousands of individuals and couples to offer help, hope, and healing to the hurting. Dr. Pingleton earned his Psy.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University; an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and a B.S. in Psychology and Biblical Studies from Evangel University. He completed additional graduate work at the University of Kansas, and the Assemblies of God, Talbot, and Fuller Theological Seminaries. In addition to his clinical practice, he served on the pastoral staff of two large churches and taught at several Christian colleges and seminaries. A popular speaker, Dr. Pingleton connects well with all types of audiences with a unique blend of warmth, wit, and wisdom.

Abstract

Unless they have such a superficial relationship that they never get close enough to experience friction, all marriages have conflict. Contentious couples often become stuck and present some of the most challenging cases in the whole realm of clinical practice. Based on the presenter’s biblically and psychologically integrated adaptation of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Object Relations Theory, this Webinar introduces a unique and innovative method of systematically assisting couples to understand one another deeply and offers a family-friendly formula for fighting fair. A six-stage model of facilitating couples’ conflict resolution is presented that is designed to be both clinically applicable and adaptable for most marriage system issues, dynamics, and conflictual situations.

Participants will:

  1. Describe and clinically apply an innovative six-stage process model for enhancing couples’ overall level of intimacy and communication processes in order to successfully resolve conflict
  2. Summarize and clinically utilize 10 guidelines that each member of the couple dyad can implement to promote emotional safety in his/her communication style and conflict resolution dynamics
  3. Compile and analyze 12 clinical concepts involved in how couples may constructively communicate and successfully address conflict
 
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September 8, 2016

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Curt Thompson, M.D.
Dr. Curt Thompson

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Curt Thompson, M.D., is an author, speaker, and practicing psychiatrist. He is the founder of Being Known, an organization that provides information about interpersonal neurobiology and the Christian faith, as well as resources and seminars for people who want to learn more about this area. Dr. Thompson is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and the producer of the video series, Knowing and Being Known: The Transforming Power of Relationships. His expertise is in the area of neurobiology and the integration of faith and interpersonal neurobiology. He speaks nationwide on areas relating to spirituality and neurobiology.

Abstract

Shame is an embodied effect that transcends diagnostic categories of mental illness. In this regard, it is not unique; however, it has, in the language of interpersonal neurobiology, an exceptional capacity for creating disintegrated states of mind in individuals and systems. Not only does it disrupt emotional health, it also truncates vocational creativity. To address shame, then, is not merely to seek healing for a disintegrating emotional state; it also liberates individuals and communities to realize possibilities vocationally that heretofore were unknown. This Webinar will address shame from an interpersonal neurobiological perspective, its role in our lives as storytellers, and the possibility for expanded vocational vision in the wake of its healing.

Participants will:

  1. Identify shame from an interpersonal neurobiological perspective
  2. Identify important clinical and developmental elements of storytelling
  3. Identify and implement concrete practices that enable patients to resolve conflicts directly related to the effect of shame, enhance resilience, and protect against disintegrating features of shame
 
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October 6, 2016

Take Your Life Back

6 - 8:00 PM ET

David Stoop, Ph.D.
Dr. David Stoop
Stephen Arterbum, M.Ed.
Dr. Stephen Arterbum

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Webinar Presenter

 

David Stoop, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California and an ordained minister. He received his Master’s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he serves as an adjunct professor for courses associated with family therapy. Dr. Stoop is the founder and director of The Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California, where he has his counseling practice. He also serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Stoop is a Gold Medallion winning author who has written more than 30 books. For over 35 years, he has been working with families, marriages, and addictions. Additionally, Dr. Stoop has co-hosted the nationally syndicated radio and TV program called, “New Life Live,” and coedited The Life Recovery Bible, which has sold over 1.6 million copies.

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., holds degrees from Baylor University and the University of North Texas, as well as two honorary doctorate degrees, and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian counseling. He serves as a teaching pastor at Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stephen is also the founder of Women of Faith conferences, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, and host of the talk show, “New Life Live.” As a nationally-known public speaker, Stephen was inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame in August 2000. He is a best-selling author with more than 7,000,000 books in print. In addition, he has been nominated for numerous writing awards and won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dave Stoop, he coedited and produced The Life Recovery Bible.

Abstract

Take Your Life Back will help participants understand who or what owns them and how to be liberated from whatever is preventing them from living the life God intended. Whether it is abuse from the past and the lingering effects of that trauma, an addiction, or an abusive and emotionally destructive relationship, participants will understand how to deal with each issue and help others to do the same.

Participants will:

  1. 1. Identify the difference between reactive and responsive living
  2. 2. Discover how to help people regain ownership of their lives
  3. 3. Examine what a life taken back looks like and determine the identifiable characteristics
 
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