August 16, 2016

Compatible or Combatable? Creating Couple Closeness through Connected Communication and Constructive Conflict

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.
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. Then, 10 biblically-based guidelines for establishing and promoting relational safety and security are introduced. Finally, 12 clinical concepts for facilitating couples’ conflict resolution in the therapeutic process are outlined and discussed.

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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Webinar Presenter

 

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 Arterburn, 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. Identify the difference between reactive and responsive living
  2. Discover how to help people regain ownership of their lives
  3. Examine what a life taken back looks like and determine the identifiable characteristics
 
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November 16, 2016

Neurology of Emotions and Relationships: Empowering Counselees Toward “Mind Renewal”

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
Dr. Fred DiBlasio

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Webinar Presenter

 

Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker and professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is a noted author, researcher and therapist and is known for his writing and presentations on Christian clients, clinical interventions for individuals, couples and families, forgiveness, and personality disorders. Dr. DiBlasio’s work in forgiveness treatment has received attention in national newspapers, magazines like Psychology Today, and has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Good Morning America. In addition, he serves on the board of the International Forgiveness Institute.

Abstract

Interestingly, when customers get a new electronic device, many take time to understand it and learn how it operates best. The more information obtained, the better the user can get the device to perform its functions properly. However, when it comes to human emotions and relationships, few have an adequate understanding to take advantage of the many functions of the brain and how it operates to maintain healthy behaviors and strong relationships. This Webinar will focus on user-friendly terms of brain functions that can easily be integrated into a therapeutic approach. Counselees are better able to understand and utilize the “transformation by the renewing of the mind” (Romans 12:2) to achieve godly behaviors and deeper, more satisfying relationships with others.

Participants will:

  1. Describe the role and functions of the limbic system
  2. Define how therapy can become more empowering by helping counselees understand and use the brain to achieve healthy behaviors and deepen relationships with others
  3. Integrate a user-friendly neurological explanation to why systemic and cognitive behavioral approaches are effective in solving presenting counseling problems
 
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