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004 | The Faith Factor: Spiritual Interventions in Therapy

Preconference Workshops


Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min., and Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




Spirituality has become a recognized area of importance in the mental health field, even raising the importance of a multicultural competency requirement. However, the reasons for addressing it and how to engage Christian clients with biblical spirituality are sometimes unclear. This workshop will cover the necessity for licensed mental health professionals to develop a biblical foundation for the spiritual dimension in counseling with Christian clients, along with evidence supporting the value and benefits when spirituality is addressed in session. The discussion will focus on building client spirituality from within the context of a biblical perspective, while incorporating the insights of Dallas Willard and the Neurotheology of Jay Wilder.  

Learning Objectives

Identify the importance and necessity of addressing spirituality in sessions with a licensed mental health professional, pastoral counselor, or coach 
Develop in Christian clients an understanding of the process outlined in Scripture for building personal spirituality 
Identify the importance and value of utilizing the insights offered by Neurotheologians for assisting self and others with the pursuit of spiritual formation