August 26th, 2014

Anatomy of the Soul: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Christian Spiritual Formation

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Featuring Curt Thompson, M.D.

Curt Thompson

Click here to view more information

 

Webinar Presenter

 

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia, and founder of Being Known, which develops teaching programs, seminars and resource materials to help people explore the connection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spirituality that leads to genuine change and transformation. Dr. Thompson is the author of Anatomy of the Soul, which demonstrates how insights from interpersonal neurobiology resonate with biblical truths about God and creation.validating the deep human need for meaningful relationships as a key to a life of hope and fulfillment. He has also produced a video series titled, Knowing and Being Known: The Transforming Power of Relationships, which provides a detailed journey through Dr. Thompson.s discoveries on these themes. Dr. Thompson graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

Abstract

Psychological health and Christian spiritual formation can be characterized as a process of integration. The emerging research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) provides helpful insight into how attuning to the intersection of the mind, brain, and relationships not only leads to healthier mental states, but also more mature spiritual character. This Webinar will explore the fundamental elements of IPNB, paying special attention to the nine domains of integration and their applications to patient care and spiritual maturation.

Participants will:

  1. Identify the basic elements of interpersonal neurobiology, with special attention paid to the nine domains of integration
  2. Apply the concept of integration in concrete ways to psychotherapeutic settings
  3. Identify and implement spiritual practices that facilitate the process of integration
 
Click Here to Register
 

October 21st, 2014

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Strategies and Interventions in a Christian Context

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Featuring Sharon Morris May, Ph.D.

Sharon May

More Information Coming Soon

Click Here to Register
 

November 18th, 2014

Treating Female Sex and Love Addiction: Best Practices for Effective Therapy

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Featuring Marnie Ferree, M.A.

Marnie Ferree

More Information Coming Soon

Click Here to Register
 

December 9th, 2014

Playing with Violence: How the Virtual World Impacts Bullying and Aggressive Behaviors

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Featuring Tina Brookes, MSW, Ed.D.

Meg Meeker

Click here to view more information

 

Webinar Presenter

 

Tina S. Brookes, LCSW, 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. She has presented at five World Congresses on critical incident crisis response, as well as numerous national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Brookes 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. She developed the ASSIST (Assisting Students and Staff in Stressful Times) protocol for schools. Dr. Brookes is a volunteer with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, most recently serving the communities of Aurora, CO and Newtown, CT. 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.

 

Abstract

Intense violence. Strong sexual content. Blood and gore. Use of drugs. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) uses such phrases to describe the content of many action/adventure video games. With 97% of adolescents having played some type of video game, researchers are considering the potential negative impact of the virtual world on adolescent brain development. This Webinar will explore the violence marketed as "entertainment" through gaming, movies, and television to today's children and youth. Recent trends in bullying, aggressive behaviors and gun violence will be presented, as well as neurobiological findings on the impact of violent visual imagery. Dr. Brookes will outline practical steps for Christian counselors, educators, parents and youth workers in order to promote real-life relationships, quality family time, community service, physical wellness practices (including sports, exercise, and nutrition), and spiritual values (including respect, honor, kindness and love).

Participants will:

  1. Explore the negative neurobiological impact on today's youth of violent content marketed as "entertainment" through gaming, movies and television
  2. Identify how repeated exposure to violence in the virtual world can manifest itself in bullying, aggressive behaviors and gun violence
  3. Name and describe practical steps for facilitating pro-social behavior in youth and creating a culture of respect, honor and kindness
 
Click Here to Register