July 24, 2018

Child and Adolescent Screen Addiction: Etiological Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies

***Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Josh Straub
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

Joshua Straub, Ph.D., has two cherished roles—as husband to his wife, Christi, and dad to his children, Landon and Kennedy. He serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and leads Famous at Home, a coaching/consulting firm equipping leaders, organizations, military families, 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 In This Together podcast and their weekly Facebook Live broadcasts that reach tens of thousands of families. You can find him at www.joshuastraub.com, www.226parenting.com, or www.famousathome.com.

Abstract

 

There is increasingly more research showing a negative impact of technology on relationships today, particularly addiction in adolescents and even younger children. This Webinar provides the latest research on how social networks and screens are redefining relationships and presents new findings about the way Millennial and Z Generations (digital natives) think and relate to technology. Etiological factors of screen addiction, as well as diagnosis and treatment strategies for screen abuse and addiction, will be presented.

But children who were victimized by sexual abuse do not have to stay in bondage to “the secret” as they mature and grow toward adulthood. The best strategy for breaking the power of the secret is to gently lead the abused into the light of truth—to help them break through feelings of shame and false guilt in order to find healing in the truth.

Participants will:

 
  1. Identify and describe the specific lies today’s teens believe about technology.
  2. List surprising findings about the impact social media and technology are having on the brain
  3. Develop a strategy for talking to parents about creating a rhythm of healthy screen use in the home.
  4. Describe the latest empirically-based research on Internet Gaming Addiction and the treatment strategies being studied.
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August 14, 2018

The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to Christian Counselors

***Live Webinar***

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Mark McMinn
 

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Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University and went on to teach at George Fox until leaving to help start the Psy.D. program at Wheaton College. In time, he returned to George Fox, where he currently serves as a Professor and Director of Faith Integration in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Both Mark and his wife, Lisa, have an interest in positive psychology and started their own Community Supported Agriculture farm at their home in Oregon. He has written and edited a number of books, including his latest, The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church.

Abstract

 

The contemporary science of virtue, also known as positive psychology, opens new possibilities for the Church and Christian counselors. Topics that Christians have considered for centuries, such as forgiveness, wisdom, gratitude, hope, humility, and grace, are now being explored in social science laboratories all over the world. However, the science of virtue hasn’t yet had much impact on the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. How might Christian counselors help lead the way forward?



Participants will:

 
  1. Explore several virtues currently being studied in positive psychology, including forgiveness, wisdom, gratitude, humility, hope, and grace
  2. Consider how Christian thought can help refine the constructs being studied in positive psychology
  3. Investigate the ways a contemporary counseling practice may promote or inhibit the development of virtue
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September 18, 2018

Don’t Call it Love: Breaking the Cycle of Codependency

***Live Webinar***

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Gregory Jantz
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D., is founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading healthcare facility in Edmonds, Washington (aplaceofhope.com), is a licensed mental health counselor, chemical dependency professional, and certified eating disorder specialist through IAEDP, as well as a speaker and author of multiple books. The Center utilizes his whole-person approach to recovery, integrating emotional, relational, physical and spiritual components into long-term healing for people across the United States and internationally.

Abstract

 

Entangled relationships come in many different forms but, inevitably, one person dominates from a position of strength and demands, and the other complies from weakness and a desperate need to stay connected. It’s a toxic tango. Clients need to understand the powerful and oppressive dynamics of these relationships. This workshop identifies the payoffs that propel compulsive, destructive behavior; redefines love, trust, and responsibility; and offers tools for assessment and therapeutic progress.



Participants will:

 
  1. Study the destructive payoffs that keep enmeshed people locked in toxic relationships
  2. Identify the negative, erroneous assumptions of many Christians about loving, helping and serving, and uncover biblical insights about “turning the other cheek” and authentic love
  3. Address the core issues of “radical insecurity” and idolatry in enmeshed relationships, and acquire useful tools, techniques, and assessment questions to facilitate the counseling process
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October 16, 2018

How to Implement Racial Reconciliation and Healing into your Practice

***Live Webinar***

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Mark Crear
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

Mark Crear, Ph.D., is an ordained minister; published author; professional, certified biblical and pastoral counselor/trainer/speaker; and former Olympic champion. Dr. Crear is currently the chairman of AACC’s Multicultural Division and Director of Counseling for The Family Church International. He has been around the world preaching the Gospel, presenting keynote addresses, seminars, and inspirational messages to various churches and organizations. Dr. Crear has a passion for emotional and mental healing for the body of Christ through effective biblical counseling. He is the founder of Mark Crear Ministries, which was designed to encourage, restore, and rebuild the body of Christ through the Word of God.

Abstract

 

The only way to begin easing the racial divide is to allow the love of God to be the bond that strengthens relationships. Counselors, churches, and community leaders can, and should, play a vital role in leading the way as Ambassadors of Reconciliation. Counselors and caregivers must show themselves to be culturally competent when consulting, training, working with clients, or providing leadership in their communities. Unfortunately, many of us are not equipped with the knowledge or resources necessary to effectively handle such tasks. The purpose of this Webinar is to provide resources, increase cultural awareness, and equip Christian caregivers to effectively promote racial reconciliation and healing within their practices and ministries, as well as their communities, families, and churches.



Participants will:

 
  1. Explore culture-specific counseling interventions and techniques to incorporate in their Christian counseling with diverse populations
  2. Identify the roles the Church, race (culture), and diversity play in mental health and racial reconciliation
  3. Compare and contrast strategies to address sensitive issues, such as racism, prejudice, discrimination, and social justice within the Christian counseling setting and society at large
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