February 23, 2017

***Pre-recorded Webcast***

Transform Any Relationship with the 30-day Kindness Challenge

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Shaunti Feldhahn
Shaunti Feldhahn

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Webinar Presenter

 

Shaunti Feldhahn is a Harvard-trained social researcher, popular speaker and best-selling author of For Women Only, For Men Only and The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, which have sold more than two million copies in 23 languages worldwide. Her research is regularly featured in media as diverse as The New York Times, Focus on the Family, Cosmopolitan Magazine and the Today Show. With her book, The Good News About Marriage, Shaunti is eager to support leaders in moving marriages from discouragement to hope.

Abstract

It turns out that ONE thing often holds us—and the people we counsel—back from the truly abundant life and relationships we are longing for. We are not nearly as kind as we think we are. Even very loving, caring people have daily habits of unkindness that they don’t even recognize. We sabotage relationships without ever realizing it and aren’t nearly as affirming and caring as we think we are.

Well-known social researcher and best-selling author, Shaunti Feldhahn, has identified what those habits are, as well as three simple actions that train people in the skill and habit of kindness and praise and out of the unseen pattern of negativity.

The 30-day Kindness Challenge should be a go-to tool in the toolbox of everyone who counsels or encourages relationships. Statistically, 89% of relationships improved. Marriages, parenting, business effectiveness, enjoyment, mutual love and appreciation, and sex lives improved! Because when you do the 30-day Kindness Challenge, it doesn’t only impact the other person… it also changes YOU.

This Webinar will train those who work with individuals and families as counselors, coaches, pastors, and encouragers in the ultra-practical principles of the 30-day Kindness Challenge, how it works (and doesn’t), how men and women do the Challenge differently, how to adapt it for particularly challenging situations, and how to help people transform any relationship through kindness.

Participants will:

  1. Recognize the common ways people are unkind and negative without realizing it, and the obstacles they can remove to become the affirming and generous individuals they want to be
  2. Understand the simple, specific actions necessary to overcome unkindness and transform any relationship through targeted kindness to one particular person
  3. Learn and begin to process the nuances that will apply to individual situations, such as where boundaries are needed, where the “usual” actions won’t work for various reasons, or how to help individuals grasp this through the discipleship and one-on-one models
 
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March 28, 2017

***Live Skype Webinar***

DBT: An Adaptation for Christ-centered Therapy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Marian Eberly, Ph.D., R.N., LCSW
Marian Eberly

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Webinar Presenter

 

Marian Eberly, Ph.D., R.N., LCSW, has been practicing Christ-centered counseling for adults, adolescents, and children for more than 25 years. She has served in various executive roles providing clinical and organizational leadership and program development in psychiatric inpatient programs, which encompass medical, nutritional, psychological, and spiritual domains. Marian also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety, has authored a clinical handbook on eating disorders, is a conference speaker, contributes to professional peer-reviewed journals, and operates a Christian counseling and consulting practice.

Abstract

Eating disorders and Borderline personality disorder (BPD) are difficult to treat, complex, and often recalcitrant conditions. These people present with a multiplicity of co-occurring and overlapping problems. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been found to be effective in the treatment of these and other multi-diagnostic disorders. This workshop will explore how a Christian therapist can most effectively utilize the best of DBT without compromising the truth of Scripture.

Participants will:

  1. Explore the theoretical framework and core principles of DBT
  2. Explore DBT as a controversial treatment model for Christian practitioners
  3. Learn about the specific skill sets designed to help treat difficult clients and support them in adapting well emotionally and behaviorally, including an example of utilizing DBT with clients battling eating disorders
 
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April 11, 2017

***Live Studio Webinar***

Best Practices in Crisis and Trauma Response: The First 24-48 Hours

6:00 - 8:00 PM ET

Tina Brookes, Ed.D. and Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.
Tina Brooks Jared Pingleton

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Webinar Presenter

 

Tina Brookes, Ed.D., has specialized in critical incident crisis response for more than 20 years. She has offered support, training, and consultation to schools, law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMS, emergency management, hospitals, military, and various community agencies. Dr. Brookes has presented at five World Congresses on critical incident crisis response, as well as numerous national, regional, and local conferences. She was the Staff Development Coordinator on a Department of Education Emergency Response/Crisis Management (ERCM) for school grants and the director of a Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Department of Education grant. Dr. Brookes developed the ASSIST (Assisting Students and Staff in Stressful Times) protocol for schools and is a volunteer with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, most recently serving the communities of Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut. She is currently collaborating with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Commander Geoffrey Leggett on developing a one-day training on the impact of violent visual imagery on youth. Dr. Brookes attributes her inspiration to do this work to her faith, family, and friends.

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D., serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the American Association of Christian Counselors. As a clinical psychologist and credentialed minister, Dr. Pingleton 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, he 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 did 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 has served on the pastoral staff of two large churches and has 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. He is the author of Making Magnificent Marriages, coauthor of Be Strong and Surrender: A 30 Day Recovery Guide, Praying with Jesus: Reset My Prayer Life, and Christian Perspectives on Personality Development, as well as coeditor of The Struggle is Real: How to Minister to Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church.

Abstract

All too often when clinicians, pastors, and chaplains respond to individuals immediately following a trauma or crisis, they feel a sense of urgency to “say the right thing,” “offer words of wisdom and insight,” or remind individuals of relevant and comforting “biblical truths.” However, in the first 24-48 hours following a trauma or crisis, these same individuals are experiencing physiological reactions known as the Human Stress Response, which often impede their ability to hear, comprehend, and internalize what clinicians, pastors, chaplains, and other caring people may be trying to explain to them. The “best practice” during the first 24-48 hours following a crisis situation and/or traumatic experience is to provide an integrative response, taking into consideration the impact of that event on the mind, body, and soul. This can be accomplished by being a compassionate presence, meeting basic physical and emotional needs, serving as an advocate, etc. This Webinar will focus on these and other practical techniques designed to compassionately support individuals with the love of Christ, combined with appropriate clinical care, during this especially vulnerable time.

Participants will:

  1. Understand and identify the impact of the Human Stress Response on individuals following a traumatic incident
  2. Recognize and differentiate between signs and symptoms of normal Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) reactions versus the later onset of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms
  3. Develop and implement practical, effective techniques to calm and support individuals immediately following a traumatic incident or crisis situation
 
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