November 14, 2017

The Opioid Crisis: A Christian Counseling Response

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Linda Mintle, Ph.D. David Jenkins, Psy.D.
Margaret Nagib Margaret Nagib

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Webinar Presenters

 

Linda Mintle, Ph.D., is the Chair of Behavioral Health at Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM). She received her Ph.D. in Urban Health and Clinical Psychology from Old Dominion University, a master’s degree in Social Work, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, both from Western Michigan University. Dr. Mintle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a national speaker, and best-selling author with 19 book titles currently published, as well as numerous articles and textbook chapters. She is the host of The Dr. Linda Mintle radio show on Faith Radio, a national conference speaker, a national blogger for BeliefNet, and appears regularly as a national news consultant for various networks on issues related to mental health.

David Jenkins, Psy.D., is Professor of Counseling and Director of the M.A. in Addiction Counseling program in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University. He previously served as Clinical Director of the International Board of Christian Counselors for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is currently on the Executive Board of the Society for Christian Psychology. With more than 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Jenkins specializes in the integration of Christian faith and clinical practice. He has worked extensively with mood, anxiety, and addictive disorders in the context of individual, marital, and family therapy. Dr. Jenkins has provided education, consultation, supervision, and training for a variety of churches, ministries, and professionals. He is also an author and speaker at conferences, seminars, and retreats.

Abstract

 

Today, a national crisis of addiction to opioids is sweeping our country. With more than 90,000 American deaths occurring annually due to overdosing from an opioid, mental health providers and the Church need to know how to respond to the overwhelming misuse of opioids and the addiction of so many. How did we get here? Why is addiction to opioids so difficult to overcome? What continues to drive this crisis? And how do we treat this growing problem?

Participants will:

 
  1. Understand the current opioid crisis, what led to the current problem of addiction, and the impact of opioids on individuals, families, and communities
  2. Identify the proper use of pain management and non-pharmacological strategies for treatment
  3. Discuss the role of the Church and faith in responding to the current crisis
 
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December 12, 2017

Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in the Treatment of Co-occurring Eating and Substance Abuse Disorders

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.
Margaret Nagib

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Margaret Nagib, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing, and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For 15 years, she has provided individual, family, and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. Every year, the CDI team offers more than 50 presentations at national and regional meetings, and contributes to awareness and early intervention through media interviews and blog contributions. She has known Christ as her personal Savior and Lord since the age of four and has been blessed to walk with Him ever since. Her personal calling is to bring healing and hope to others by the power of the Holy Spirit and has had the privilege of doing this in both Christian (Meier Clinics of Wheaton) and secular professional settings (Timberline Knolls in Chicago).

Abstract

 

A deep sense of shame often underlies and drives eating disorders (ED) and substance abuse (SA). When these two disorders co-occur, the level of shame intensifies. The special challenges of treating these co-occurring disorders will be discussed from a Christian perspective. This presentation highlights shame as a key force underlying and perpetuating the cyclical nature of these disorders. Clinicians will learn how to identify and help individuals break the patterns of shame that drive destructive behaviors mentally and spiritually.

Participants will:

 
  1. Be able to articulate and identify the special challenges in diagnosing and treating co-occurring ED and SA from a Christian perspective
  2. Be able to articulate and identify the cyclical role that shame plays in the precipitation and perpetuation of these disorders
  3. Be able to identify and articulate practical ways to help individuals break cycles of shame and destructive behaviors in ED and SA
 
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