August 22, 2017

Emotional Safety and Parenting

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Joshua Straub Ph.D.
Joshua Straub

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Joshua Straub, Ph.D., has two cherished roles—as husband to wife, Christi, and dad to son, Landon, and daughter, Kennedy. He serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and is the president and cofounder of The Connextion Group, a company equipping leaders, businesses, organizations, and churches in family wellness. As a family advocate and professor of child psychology/crisis response, Josh has trained thousands of professionals in crisis response. He also speaks regularly for Joint Special Operations Command and military families across the country. Josh is the author/coauthor of four books, including Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well, and creator, along with Christi, of TwentyTwoSix Parenting, an online community of parents offering discipleship tools for their kids. Together, they host the Dr. Josh + Christi podcast and their weekly Facebook Live broadcasts reach tens of thousands of families.

Abstract

 

What is emotional safety? How does emotional safety play a role in parenting? In this presentation, Dr. Joshua Straub will unpack the principle that it is the posture from which we parent, not the techniques, that matters most. Winning the hearts of children starts with getting on their level and establishing a sense of emotional safety. The journey can be filled with fear and anxiety, for both parents and children, but grace and safety can counteract fear and anxiety in beautiful ways. Children want to know they are safe. In part two, Dr. Straub will explore the different types of parenting styles and how each style promotes or hinders emotional safety. He will also explore 10 practical tips to help children feel safe. Parents do not need to be perfect; they simply need to be present and willing to get down on their children’s level.

Participants will:

 
  1. Discover the role of emotional safety in parenting and the significance of getting on a child’s eye level
  2. Identify the detrimental effects of fear and anxiety in children and explore ways to help children overcome their fears
  3. Analyze what a safe house looks like and what practical steps parents can take to implement these principles in the home
 
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September 5, 2017

Christian Counseling Ethics and the Law:
21st Century Developments and Issues

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Jeanneane Maxon, Esq., J.D. John Sandy, J.D.
Jeanneane Maxon John Sandy

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Jeanneane Maxon, Esq., J.D., is an attorney and nationally-recognized speaker and human rights advocate with nearly 10 years of executive level, non-profit leadership. In 2015, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with brain cancer, inspiring the #TeamJeanneane social media campaign. From 2012 through 2015, she served as Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United for Life (AUL). In this role, she oversaw the communications, development, operations, and coalition departments of AUL. From 2008 through 2011, Jeanneane served as the General Counsel of Care Net, a non-profit pregnancy help affiliation network with more than 1,200 pregnancy center members. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History from Westminster College, graduating summa cum laude and co-valedictorian, and a law degree from Boston University School of Law, graduating cum laude.

John Sandy, J.D., is a licensed attorney in Illinois and California with 30 years of legal experience in both private practice and corporate legal departments, including serving as in-house counsel for church and ministry insurer, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, from 2007 to 2013. Since 2009, John has been the “Law, Ethics and Liability” columnist for AACC’s Christian Counseling Today magazine. He has regularly provided workshops on counselor law and ethics issues at AACC World and National Conferences since 2007, and has also written articles on law and ethics topics for other AACC publications. John is the author of Church Lay Counseling Guidebook, which was published by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company in 2009. In addition, he teaches graduate-level law and ethics courses as an adjunct professor at Southern California Seminary to students in the School of Behavioral Sciences who seek licensure as mental health practitioners. John also has practical counseling ex perience as an ordained minister, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and Board Certified Christian Counselor with the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. John has a pastoral counseling ministry in Riverside, California that is a Ministry Partner of the Inland Empire Baptist Association. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College, and a Juris Doctor degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Abstract

 

In recent years, Christian counselors and counseling students face continued challenges and complex situations requiring a careful consideration and balance of faith, law, and ethical issues. This Webinar reviews the 2014 update to the AACC Code of Ethics, as well as key legal and ethical issues, challenges, and trends for Christian counselors. The 2014 AACC Code of Ethics will be highlighted in discussion of the Christian counselor’s ethical decision-making process. In reviewing the Code, the session identifies challenges in its implementation and provides direction for ethical counseling practice.

Participants will:

 
  1. Evaluate the applicability of the 2014 AACC Code of Ethics to 21st century developments and issues for licensed practitioners, pastoral counselors, and lay caregivers
  2. Identify appropriate ethical Christian counseling practices as they pertain to recent changes in mental health law and public policy trends, as well as common ethical issues for licensed practitioners, pastoral counselors, and lay caregivers
  3. Learn to “issue-spot” those ethical situations that may lead to legal complications so the counselor can seek additional advice on how to best proceed
 
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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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