Morning Workshops (8:30 – 11:45 AM) Wednesday, September 13th
001: Mental Health, Faith, and Ethics: Current Challenges and Issues
David Jenkins Psy.D., and Jeanneane Maxon, J.D., Esq.
002: PTSD and Complex Trauma: Differential Diagnosis and Evidenced-based Treatment Models
Heather Gingrich, Ph.D.
003: When Loving Him is Hurting You: Hope and Help for Women Caught in the Cycle of Narcissism and Emotional Abuse
David Hawkins, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., and Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.
004: The Faith Factor: Spiritual Interventions in Therapy
Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min., and Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.
005: Sandtray Therapy for Traumatized Adolescents
Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.
006: Practical, Evidence-based Interventions to Thrive Against Anxiety and Stress in Challenging Times
Linda Mintle, Ph.D.
007: Zippers and Wallets: Helping Couples Navigate the Power Issues in Marriage
Michael Sytsma, Ph.D., Shaunti Feldhahn, MPP, and Jeff Feldhahn, J.D.
008: Grace for the Children: Post COVID-19 Mental Health Disorders and Interventions
Matthew Stanford, Ph.D.
009: Creating Stability in the Chaos: D.B.T. for Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
Shannae Anderson, Ph.D.
010: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have an Evidence-based Practice or Ministry
Harold Koenig, M.D.
011: Shame Interrupted: God’s Beautiful Words to the Disgraced
Ed Welch, Ph.D.
012: Pornography, Compulsivity, and Bondage: Helping Individuals and Couples Get Set Free from the Sexual Strongholds
Jim Cress, M.A., and Sherri Keffer, Ph.D.
013: “I’ve Survived, but Now What?”: Grief Coaching to Navigate Beyond Trauma and Loss Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
014: Christ-centered Internal Family Systems Therapy: How to Develop Healthy Boundaries for Your Soul
Kimberly Miller, MTH
015: “KISS” – Keeping Intimacy Sweet and Simple: Coaching Couples to Marital Bliss
Johnny Parker, D.S.L., and Lezlyn Parker, B.A.
016: Rethinking Depression and Neurobiology: The Serotonin Debate and Drug-free Treatments
Timothy R. Jennings, M.D.
017: Lifeline for Families Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease
Kathie Erwin, Ed.D.
018: Unable to Stop: When Food Addiction and Trauma Collide
Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.
019: Through God’s Eyes: Understanding Implicit Bias and Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Improve Multicultural Competence in Mental Healthcare
- Fredrica Brooks-Davis, Psy.D., and Fernando Garzon, Psy.D.
020: The Fentanyl and Opioid Crises: Trends, Issues, and New Horizons in Treatment and Recovery
John Eklund, M.S.W.
021: From Fixing to Attending: A Biblical, Christian Framework for the Use of Psychiatric Medications
Warren Kinghorn, M.D.
022: Spiritual Abuse: A Mental Health Professional’s Guide to Working with Those Hurt by the Church
Terra Mattson, M.A., and Jeff Mattson, M.A.
023: Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria in Professional Counseling
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D., and Julia Sadusky, Psy.D.
024: Military Strong: Resilience in the Midst of PTSD, Suicide, and Reintegration
Dallas Speight, D.Min., and Scott D. Speight, M.Div., M.MFT.
025: The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope
Curt Thompson, M.D.
Afternoon Workshops (1:45 – 5:00 PM) Wednesday, September 13th
026: Change Your Brain Every Day: Practical Neuroscience in Clinical Practice
Daniel Amen, M.D.
027: Story-informed Trauma Therapy: A New Approach to Recovery
Michele, Louviere, M.A., and Byron Kehler, M.S.
028: Abuse, Trauma, and the Emotionally Destructive Relationship
Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.
029: Using Relational Wisdom to Respond to Issues of Justice and Diversity
David King, D.S.W., M.A., M.S.W., and James Long, Th.D.
030: Attachment-based Intervention for Clinically Resistant Depression
Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.
031: The Anxiety Reset: Effective Collaborative Treatments and Strategies for Anxiety Disorders
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.
032: For Such a Time as This: A Dynamic Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.
033: Helping Couples Work Through Their Most Difficult Challenges: Cutting-edge Emotionally Focused Therapy Techniques
Sharon May, Ph.D.
034: Coaching for Emotional Intelligence and Healthy Spirituality
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D., Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min., and Chris Adams, Ph.D.
035: Promoting Forgiveness in People Experiencing Trauma
Everett Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.
036: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health
Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
037: Teen Loneliness, Loss, and Suicide: Healing a Lost Generation
Mark Mayfield, Ph.D., and Chap Clark, Ph.D.
038: Acceptance and Commitment Theory and Practice: Introduction and Faith-based Applications for Christian Clients
Joshua Knabb, Psy.D.
039: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: Full Disclosure for Couples Navigating Relational Betrayal
Debbie Laaser, M.A., Elizabeth Griffin, M.A., and Jim Farm, M.A.
040: Holy Passion: Sex Therapy Trends and Insights from Over 50 Years of Clinical Practice
Cliff Penner, Ph.D., and Joyce Penner, M.N., R.N.
041: When the Pressure is Too Much: Kids, Performance, and Perfectionism in Sports, Academics, and Everyday Life
Zach Clinton, M.A., and Mark Crear, Ph.D.
042: Deconstructing Negative Self Talk: Practical Tools to Escape a Toxic Mindset
Charles Elliott, M.A., and Ashley Elliott, M.S.
043: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence (E.R.I.) in Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Social Isolation
Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D.
044: The Epidemic Behind the Pandemic: Assessment and Treatment of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.
045: Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry: How to Identify and Help Those Who are Trapped
Shannon Wolf, Ph.D., and Sabrina Black, Ph.D.
046: The New SYMBIS Project: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Les Parrott, Ph.D., and Leslie Parrott, Ed.D.
047: Healthy People, Healthy Relationships: How Conflict in Relationships Can be the Catalyst for Deeper Healing
Debra Fileta, M.A.
048: Incorporating Christian Faith into EMDR Therapy*
*Attendees must have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training to participate.
Elizabeth Weinhold, M.A., and Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.A.
049: A Good Blend: Effective Stepfamily Therapy for Couples and Children
Ron L. Deal, M.MFT.
050: Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model
Jim Sells, Ph.D., and Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.