Child, Adolescent and Family Issues and Interventions
John Trent, Ph.D., Joshua Straub, Ph.D.
Possible Topics: Media and Culture; Birth Order Influence; Conduct and Oppositional Disorders; Attachment Disorders; Teen Sexual Behavior (Pregnancy, STDs, Abstinence); Suicidal Ideations; Self-injury; Eating Disorders; Substance Abuse; Impact of Parental Divorce; ADD/ADHD; School Problems; Parenting Styles; Communication and Conflict Resolution; Generation Gap; Re-marriage and Blended Families; Special Needs Children; Attachment-based Parenting; Biblical Discipline; Balancing Marriage and Parenting
Mental Health, The Brain, and Neuroscience
Tim Jennings, M.D.
Possible Topics: Applications of Neuroscience, Psychotherapy and Brain Plasticity; Cutting-edge Research; Interpersonal Neurobiology
Couples in Crisis, Relationship Conflict and Marital Relationships
David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Possible Topics: From Conflict to Collaboration; How to Build Honesty, Trust and Understanding; Personality Differences; Family of Origin Issues; Characteristics of Lasting Relationships; Dating/Pre-marital Issues; Infatuation vs. Biblical Love; Gender Differences and Communication; Approval-seeking; Friendships; Importance of Christian Community Strengthening Marriage; Cultivating Love and Intimacy; Spiritual Oneness; Disaffection; Rebuilding Trust; Rekindling Romance; Marriage as a Safe Haven; Anger and Intimacy; Reconciliation and Forgiveness; Selflessness
Grief, Crisis, Trauma and Disaster
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.
Possible Topics: Styles of Grieving; Loss of a Child, Spouse or Parent; Sudden Death as Loss; Counseling with Cancer Victims/Terminally Ill; Pathological Grieving; Complicated Bereavement; Suicide; Survivor Guilt and Fostering Resiliency; Crisis and First Responder Training; Acute Stress; Natural Disasters; Domestic and Community Crisis Response; Physical, Sexual, Verbal, Spousal and Spiritual Abuse; Abuse by Counselors/Ministers; Hiding and Denying Abuse; Neglect; PTSD; Dissociation; Recovered Memories; Secondary/Vicarious Trauma; Disasters and Accidents; Compassion Fatigue; War/Refugee Trauma; Spiritual vs. Secular Trauma Treatment; Critical Incident De-briefing
Addiction, Relapse and Recovery
Steve Arterburn, M.Ed., David Stoop, Ph.D., Karl Benzio, Ph.D., Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
Possible Topics: Styles of Addictive Disorders; Disease Model vs. Psychosocial Disorder vs. Moral Responsibility; Relapse Issues; Cutting-edge Detox Treatments; Poly-Drug Abusers; Ecstasy Abuse; OxyContin and New Drugs of Abuse; Sex Addiction; 12-step Programs and the Church; Role of the Holy Spirit and Accountability in Recovery; Harm-reduction Model
Clinical Assessment, Research and Evidence-based Practices
Ev Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.
Possible Topics: Models and Assessment of Christian Counseling; Empirically Supported Treatments for Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Personality Disorders and Psychotic Disorders; Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual Development; Dual and Differential Assessment; Research in Diagnostics and Treatment Planning; Eating Disorders; Addictions; EMDR; Biofeedback; Visualization; Outcomes-based Research; Brief vs. Longer-term Therapy
Professional Life Coaching and Consultation
Dina Jones, M.A., Megan Clinton Allison, PA-C, Ben Allison, B.S.
Possible Topics: Strategies to Reach Clients; Launching and Growing a Successful Coaching Practice; Coaching Assessments and Tools; Career Planning and Vocational Development; Marriage/Relationship Coaching; Leadership/Executive Coaching; Divorce Coaching; Online Assessments/Survey Tools; Health/Wellness Coaching; Spiritual Formation Coaching; Financial Coaching; Developing an Online Presence; Marketing Yourself
The Faith Factor and Spiritual Interventions
Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Possible Topics: Spiritual Disciplines; Experiencing God; Biblical Mediation; Forgiveness; Theology of Spiritual Transformation; Role of Scripture in Counseling; Confession and Repentance; Biblical Change Processes; Idols of the Heart; Suffering and Faith; Resisting Temptation