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CE/CEU Credit

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.

Classes eligible for CEU credits include:

  • All three Keynote Sessions on both Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th

  • All breakout sessions on Friday, August 4th

  • Breakout Sessions on the Professional Track on Saturday, August 5th

Details of eligible breakout sessions are listed below. Please view our home page for details on the Keynote Sessions.

* 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.


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

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 or contact us via phone at 858-775-0500 to further discuss your concerns.

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Helping Parents when Children Need Help


Drs. Michael and Mary Shapiro

Friday, August 4th @ 10:00 AM

This will be about helping parents get through their own inevitable spiritual crises when their children are diagnosed with a behavioral or developmental disorder. Feeling guilty, blaming God, feeling as if they have failed when they need to draw on non-Christian resources, feeling as if they need to compromise their own convictions in the name of "acceptance"; all of these reactions are valid, likely, and need to be dealt with in a sensitive manner by Christian mental health professionals.

Addressing Spiritual Trauma: How to Safely Serve Clients Who Share Our Spiritual Heritage


Dr. Sean St. Jean

Friday, August 4th @ 11:30 AM

For many years, the discussion of spiritual trauma and abuse was all but forbidden within our family of churches. One of the consequences of this was that many open conversations have been happening outside of our fellowship, largely without our involvement, for better or worse. One challenge is that people "on the outside" have controlled the narrative, which has not always been helpful. This class has two sections. The first section presents a new model for spiritual trauma and abuse (called the ABC's of Spiritual Abuse) that seeks to provide conceptual clarity, room for nuance, and greater treatment utility for therapists wading into these delicate subjects. The second section considers the risks as well as the "spiritual countertransference" challenges that emerge when working with those within our family of churches. Solutions to mitigate the risk of both personal spiritual harm and professional burnout will be explored.

Sozo: God's Desire to Save and to Heal and the Clinical Stages of Healing


Glenn Petruzzi, LPC

Friday, August 4th @ 2:15 PM

The word for save or saved in the Bible is "sozo" which is a much more rich word than how we understand being saved. It means to heal, save, make whole, be restored, be delivered, and or preserved. As clinicians, we are instruments of the maker in the salvation process. Jesus healed many before he saved them. In many ways, people need to be healed before they come to Christ. In this class, we will understand how the empirical clinical stages of healing integrate with the biblical view of salvation. We will also be encouraged how we as counselors like John the Baptist all prepare the way for the Lord!

Spiritual Conversations With Clients: Why They Are Important And How To Have Them


Dr. Ajab Amin

Saturday, August 5th @11:15 AM

The class will address research on the importance of spirituality when healing the whole person. It will focus on the Christian faith in particular, the need for Christian counselors, how Christian practices improve mental health, some questions regarding faith to include on your intake, and how to discuss Christianity to Christian and non-Christian clients who are open.

Finishing the Race


Drs. Michael and Mary Shapiro

Saturday, August 5th @ 2:30 PM

Unlike others working in mental health, Christian providers face their own spiritual, psychological, and social challenges: how to set boundaries and limits with church-members who are also clients, dealing with situations (such as abuse) that challenge their own faith, and having to keep in mind that--although they fill a unique role in the church--they still don't know everything and must not give in to the notion that mental health professionals are the avatars of the 21st century! Having each been psychologists for 40 years, the Shapiros have had to deal with all of these issues and will be able to offer advice on how to stay sane and productive for the span of an entire career.

Practical Applications of Integration: ACT approaches and Counseling Sexuality


Dr. Jennifer Konzen

Saturday, August 5th @ 4:00 PM

This class will focus on using biblical and spiritual approaches toward counseling emotion using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and how that also overlaps with counseling sexuality. Emotion and Sexuality - how do clinicians integrate what the scriptures teach when working from a psychological lens.

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