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CE/CEU Credit
Opportunities

Our Clinician classes on Friday and Saturday are for licensed, registered, and training therapists and students in the mental health field. The goal is to receive specific professional training for Christian therapists that would strengthen the ability to provide validated and biblically sound treatments.

* You must be in the Counseling Profession to register for this track. Up to 9 CEU credits available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs  for an additional $20 (you will receive 1 unit for each session hour you attend). Sign in/out required for CEU credits.

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Professional/Clinician
(CE/CEU Eligible)

Pastoral/Ministry

Church Members/
Group Facilitators

ABOUT THE CLINICIAN/CEU-ELIGIBLE CLASSES

Cost: $20; 9 CEUs available for an additional $20. Meets the qualifications for 9 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Center for Sexuality is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage and Family Therapists. The Center for Enriching Relationships maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider: The Center for Sexuality, #98793. CEU certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of the training.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All registrations are final. Registration fees for courses that cannot be attended by the purchaser can be applied to future courses with the Center for Sexuality. 

 

Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: In the event a course is canceled, The Center for Sexuality is only responsible for reimbursement of fees paid for the seminar with the exception of force majeure. All costs incurred for travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that made those arrangements. 

 

CE/CEU’s: CE/CEU’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops. CE/CEUs will be available for $20. You may add this on at the time you register, or later by revisiting the registration page. This option will be available up till the days of the event. 

Disability Access: For questions regarding disability accessibility call 661-718-3662 or email elizabethmeaney@avchurch.org.

Grievance Policy: We want to create a learning environment that respects the diversity our attendees bring to these events. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please email us at theartofintimatemarriage@yahoo.com or contact us via phone at 858-775-0500 to further discuss your concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: All times listed are PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME.
Please adjust for your own time zone accordingly.

“Feed My Sheep”: Maximizing Community Faith Based Care through a Non-Profit Organization

FRIDAY CLINICIAN CLASSES

Friday 10/1, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

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Rondey Allen, MSW, LICSW

CrossPoint Clinical Services is a nonprofit Christian counseling agency that was established in 2012 in Western Massachusetts with the goal of providing quality clinical care from a Christian Faith Based perspective. In addition to outpatient mental health services, it provides group educational opportunities for community members, training for pastors and clinicians, and wellness services. As an entity it has become a trusted name in each community by establishing relationships with community pastors and targeted marketing activities. Currently the practice employs 25 people, 21 of which are clinicians, it delivers over 1000 sessions of therapy monthly, and has surpassed $1,000, 000 in annual gross revenues. Qualitatively many have described the services as invaluable and life changing. Clinicians have transformed their job into a mission, many have been strengthened in their faith, some have found faith. We have been blessed to be part of the fulfillment of God’s vision and would be delighted to share anything that may be useful. This class will highlight some of the lessons learned in this venture and provide ethical, clinical, and business guidance for others interested in establishing such a practice.

Psychology and Christianity Integration Panel

FRIDAY CLINICIAN CLASSES

Friday 10/1, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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PANEL: Wade Cook, Dr. Richard Beck, Dr. Jennifer Konzen, Sajjan Sharma, Dr. Timothy Sumerlin

An interview with Wade Cook and Richard Beck, followed by a panel discussion.

Multicultural Approaches on Trauma-Informed Care

FRIDAY CLINICIAN CLASSES

Friday 10/1, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Dr. Vera Chimbanda, PhD

Proposed Objectives:
Provide information and engage participants in a discussion
1. The learner will be able to understand the implications of globalization and direct impacts counselors.
2. The learner will become knowledgeable of current research regarding counselors in training and cross-cultural issues during therapeutic relationships.

Schema Therapy - Part 1

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 1: Saturday 10/2, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Dr. John Louis, PhD, Singapore Registered Counsellor and Supervisor (SAC)
Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor/Trainer (ISST)

Research in Schema Therapy has identified 18 negative and 14 positive schemas (“long lasting patterns of emotions, cognitions and memories”). The association between unhealthy parenting patterns leading to exasperation
(Ephesians 6:4), and problematic behavior / schemas in adulthood will be highlighted.

Counseling the Church Member: Providing Safety, Support, and Acceptance During the Hardest Times

RECOVERY TRACK

SESSION 1: Saturday 10/2, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Dr. Gregg Marutzky

This class will provide ethical guidelines for counseling church members and a protocol for solution-oriented brief therapy. Brief therapy is an evidence-based approach for counseling limited to 3-4 sessions. Also, guidance for making referrals to other professionals will be provided along with reducing the stigma of mental health issues in the church. The coordination of professionals, pastorals, and the laity regarding mental health will be discussed.

Christian Mindfulness/Mediation: Tool for Spiritual Growth and Relationship as well as Clinical Intervention for the Treatment of Shame, Depression and Anxiety

TRAUMA / INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 1: Saturday 10/2, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Dr. Tracy Jones, Ed.D, LPC, LMHC

Christians can sometimes fear using meditation due to its Buddhist connotations in mainstream American culture. Christian clients who suffer from anxiety, depression and the effects of shame can likewise be reluctant to seek therapy due to fear it will contradict their faith. This class will show you the benefits of using mediation as a vehicle for spiritual growth and relationship according to the Bible. Christian therapists can be equipped with interventions that incorporate this spiritually cultural perspective. This class will demonstrate the effectiveness of Christian mindfulness and meditation in treating clinical conditions and will propose uses in Christian helping relationships. Research and case examples will be discussed, and you will be given tools you can begin to use both personally as well as in helping others today! SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Schema Therapy - Part 2

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 2: Saturday 10/2, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Dr. John Louis, PhD, Singapore Registered Counsellor and Supervisor (SAC)
Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor/Trainer (ISST)

Ephesians 6:4 calls for parents to nurture their children in the training and instruction of the Lord; this class will highlight the links between healthy parenting patterns in childhood and positive schemas as well as healthy behavior in adulthood.

LGBTQ in the Church Setting

RECOVERY TRACK

SESSION 2: Saturday 10/2, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ellen Radcliff, LMFTA, LCMHCA

This class will explore how to interact with those in our lives who are wrestling through their sexual and/or gender identity. The class will cover a brief overview of sexual and gender identity formation, an overview of relevant terms, Biblical foundations, and practical tools to help set the frame of our hearts for these difficult, nuanced, and tender conversations.

Treating Trauma: Clinical Approaches and Considerations in working with trauma and Complex PTSD

TRAUMA / INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 2: Saturday 10/2, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Kyle Spears, MS, LIMHP, LMFT

Trauma is a distinct type of suffering that requires a certain level of skill. Various approaches to treating trauma will be explored along with ethical considerations. The neurological effects of trauma will be discussed as it relates to the body.

Social Media & Teens: When You Can't Live With It and Can't Live Without It

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 3: Saturday 10/2, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Cathy Marutzky, MEd, LPCC, NCC

Today, teens are saturated with the information they receive from social media. Their worldview is filtered through the lens of the social media platforms they view. Teens look to social media to provide social connection, meaning, and a remedy for boredom, therefore removing teens entirely from these connections can be harmful. At the same time, teens are susceptible to depression and/or a sense of meaninglessness due to what they are watching.

This class will describe the benefits and dangers of social media, including the heightened risks due to COVID-19 lockdowns.
Participants will learn how to converse with teens about their experiences with social media and will learn techniques to help them define healthy boundaries.

Counseling the Couple in Recovery

RECOVERY TRACK

SESSION 3: Saturday 10/2, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Dr. Jennifer Konzen

Couples can be effected by different types of addictions: alcohol and drugs, and behavioral addictions such as shopping, gambling, gaming, eating, and sexual addictions. Most programs, books, and support groups are focused on supporting the individual husband or wife, but resources for recovery for the couple can be difficult to find. This class will explore a path of recovery for couples from addiction.

Racial Trauma in the Church: Having Eyes But Not Seeing

TRAUMA / INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH TRACK

SESSION 3: Saturday 10/2, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Dr. Michele Smith, PhD, Danielle Edwards, MSW, LCSW, and Grisel E. Jimenez-Fas, M.D.

Systemic racism is present in the church and exacerbates other experiences of trauma. Mental health providers have a responsibility to address these injustices in truth and love and help create places where people can truly be seen and heard.