A webinar on December 3, 2021 at 1pm Central Time.
Sandra Wilson is a speaker, former therapist, now a spiritual director, and a renowned author of three Christian psychology/counseling classics: Released from Shame, Hurt People Hurt People, and Into Abba’s Arms. For those who register before Friday, December 3, we’ll send a copy of one chapter from each book, since we’ll be discussing her books, as well as her more recent work as a spiritual director.
The Psalms invite us to put our most difficult experiences into words and share them with God. Research on therapy has found psychological benefits from journaling and talking with others who are safe and empathic. The Gideon Institute sponsored a two-track conference where we heard from therapists, pastors, theologians, and sufferers speak about addressing sin and suffering by talking with God and others. It was held on October 29-30, 2021 in partnership with the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Held live at the Downtown campus of Houston’s First Baptist Church, speakers and attendees will be able to attend in-person or online. Access to the video recordings will be sent to registrants or can be purchased below.
Therapist Track: Four sessions on Fri afternoon, Oct 29, starting at 12:30pm, & Friday evening at 7pm with singer/songwriter Andy Gullahorn and Christian mental health advocate, Kay Warren. $100 includes 3 CEUs
Laypersons/Ministers Track: Friday evening at 7pm, Oct 29, with Andy Gullahorn and Kay Warren, & four sessions Sat morning, Oct 30, starting at 8:30am. $25
Students can attend the entire conference for $25.
The Friday evening concert and talk only, with Andy Gullahorn and Kay Warren, is just $10.
A Christian Model for Understanding and Working with the Heart
Presented by Dr. Eric Johnson, 2021 AACC Waymaker World Conference
Christianity is a religion of the heart. In this workshop, we will consider how the heart can be understood as a psychological construct similar to, but different from, the mind and the focus of activity in psychotherapy and counseling when working with emotions, relationships, and the unconscious. Part of our time together will be spent practicing techniques that take people into their hearts.
Articulate a Christian framework for licensed mental health professionals and psychologists working with the emotions, desires, thoughts, behaviors, and interpersonal experiences of Christian clients, rooted in their identities as adopted children of God
Utilize distinctly Christian techniques for modifying the emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relational patterns of Christian clients, including empathic attunement, self-differentiation, distress tolerance, and emotion detachment
Distinguish features of therapy that work with the mind and the heart, according to recent research on both psychological constructs
Analyze the stories of Christians in light of the narrative structure of Christianity to promote emotional and relational change
Martin Luther’s Christ-centered theology, based in his desire for care of souls, provides Christian counselors and pastors with a foundation to bring Christ’s Gospel and forgiveness into their soul care. Join Dr. Rick Marrs for this free webinar and learn how to do Christ-Centered Therapy. This is a free event open to the public.