Conference Workshop Tracks: Friday–Saturday
Eight dynamic tracks to choose from!
Child, Adolescent and Family Issues and Interventions Love, Sexuality and Relationships Couples in Crisis, Relationship Conflict and Marital Recovery
Grief, Crisis, Trauma and Disaster Addiction, Relapse and Recovery Clinical Assessment, Research and Evidence-based Practices
Professional Life Coaching and Consultation The Faith Factor and Spiritual Interventions  
September 16

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Workshop 1

September 16

1:15 – 2:45 PM

Workshop 2

September 17

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Workshop 3

September 17

1:15 – 2:45 PM

Workshop 4

Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues and Interventions 101: Teen Self-injury and Suicide Ideation: Issues, Challenges, and Best Practices

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D

201: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory, and Ministry

Benjamin Mast, Ph.D.

301: Emotional Closeness, Building Communication, Constructive Conflict, and Connectivity

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D. and Robert Shaw, D.Min.

401: Empowered to Love: The Power of Humility and Restoration Therapy in Marital Counseling and Coaching

Ron Deal, M.MFT., Sharon Hargrave, M.A. and Terry Hargrave, Ph.D.

Love, Sexuality, and Relationships 102: The SYMBIS Assessment: A Revolutionary Tool Preparing Couples for Lifelong Love

Les Parrott, Ph.D. and Leslie Parrott, Ed.D.

202: Increasing Satisfaction in Low Sex or No Sex Marriages

Cliff Penner, Ph.D. and Joyce Penner, M.S.N.

302: Sexual Communication: The Key to Cultivating Intimate Connection

Doug Rosenau, Ed.D.; Jenna Mountain, M.A.; and Kimberly Galindo, M.A.

402: Two to One: The New Oneness in Love and Marriage

Dan Seaborn, M.A. and Peter Newhouse, Ph.D.

Couples in Crisis, Relationship Conflict, and Marital Recovery 103: Love and Respect Marriage Mentor Training for Couples in Crisis

Emerson Eggerichs, Ph.D. and Matt Loehr, B.S.

203: The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

303: Don't Call It Love: Breaking the Cycle of Codependency

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. and Tim Clinton, Ed.D.

403: Narcissistic Men and the Women Who Love Them

David Hawkins, Ph.D.

Grief, Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster 104: Grief Through the Life Cycle: Helping Children, Teens, and Seniors Face the Challenges of Loss

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

204: What We Don't Know About Trauma: Unique Causes and Solutions

H. Norman Wright, M.A.

304: Overcoming the Childhood Trauma of Sexual Abuse

June Hunt, M.A.

404: Keeping Grief on Track: Helping Grievers Work Through vs. Getting Stuck

Robert DeVries, D.Min. Ph.D. and Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, R.N., Ed.D.

Addictions, Disease, and Recovery 105: A Journey from Surviving Sexual Addiction to Thriving: A Couple's Toolbox

Mark Laaser, Ph.D. and Debbie Laaser, M.MFT.

205: Genetic Influences vs. Spiritual Choices in Mental Health

Paul Meier, M.D. and Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.

305: Where Are You? Shame, Addiction, and Recovery

David Jenkins, Psy.D. and Adrian Hickmon, Ph.D.

405: Rebuilding Relationships During Addiction Recovery

Mike MacKenzie, D.Min. and Kari MacKenzie, D.Min.

Clinical Assessments, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice 106: Using Christian Emotion Focused Therapy with Trauma

Eric Johnson, Ph.D. and Shannon Wolf, Ph.D.

206: The Adolescent Brain and Addictions

Tim Jennings, M.D.

306: From Jean to Genes: Using Genetic and Medical Guidance in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression

Michael Lyles, M.D.

406: The Neuroscience of "US:" Helping Couples Understand the Role of the Brain in Marital Dynamics through Therapeutic Intervention Strategy

Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.

Professional Life Coaching and Consultation 107: Coaching Parents to Co-Author Great Stories: Using the Science of Emotional Safety to Help Parents Raise Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

207: Coaching Today's Christian Woman: Balance, Emotional Regulation, and Spiritual Wholeness

Julie Clinton, M.B.A., M.Ad. and Dina Jones, M.A.

307: Get Started Now: Developing and Building a Thriving Coaching Practice

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D. and Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

407: Shipwrecked: Using LifeMapping as a Tool for Helping Heal Brokenness in Young Adults

John Trent, Ph.D. and Kari Trent, M.B.A.

The Faith Factor and Spiritual Interventions 108: Christian Counseling 2.0: Partnering with God for Possessing the Soul and the Imitation of Christ

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.

208: Incorporating Faith in Counseling: Practical Applications and Ethical Considerations

Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.

308: ERQ and Christian Maturity: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERQ) in Becoming Confirmed to the Image of His Son

Gary Oliver, Ph.D.

408: Integrating Spiritual Formation into the Counseling Setting

Steve Wright, M.A., M.A.