Theological Reflection Case Consultation Group

 

Group Information

Overview

Integrating a client’s faith story as part of psychotherapy can take many forms.  At a basic level, it is about how we listen to our clients and their stories not just for the overt religious themes and content, but for the subtle nuances of ultimate concern, sin, grace, forgiveness, love, vocation, belonging, etc.  Encountering our clients and their story involves opening ourselves to hearing the story wherever it may take us.  Some of our clients’ stories and beliefs may challenge our own understanding and force us to wrestle with our own understandings and beliefs. 

This case consultation group involves shared case material by members in a confidential setting, reflection on the case material through a broad theological lens, and time for personal interaction to enhance therapist growth and development. 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will experience a broadening of appreciation for diverse points of view by reviewing a variety of cases with a diverse group of participants and engaging in dialogue and reflection with a range of ethnic, socio-economic, and religious perspectives. 
  2. Participants will gain an awareness of how to listen for the spiritual story of their clients and learn how to integrate that story with other aspects of therapy.
  3. Participants will grow in an understanding of their own spiritual and religious traditions and learn when and how to appropriately draw on these for the benefit of their clients. 

Details


Date & Time

The group meets from 1:00 – 2:30PM on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month, August through December (*Exceptions are indicated below).   

August 10 - 11:30AM   Theological Listening & Reflection Presentation (for new participants)

                      1:00PM   Orientation for all participants

August 24

September 14 & 28

October 12 & 26

November 9 & 30*

December 14 & 21* 

 

Location

The group will meet at the Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church at 121 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205.

 

Cost

The group will cost $120. Payment may be made in full, monthly or at each session.  The full fee will be required regardless of sessions attended.  To maintain group continuity, each member must agree to a minimum of 85% of meetings. 

 

CEUs & Supervision

No CEUs will be offered for this group.  This group may be eligible for supervison for LPC-MHSP & CPT candidates in Tennessee.  Contact the office with any questions.  

 

Theological Reflection Case Consultation Brochure
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Participant Policies & Guidelines

 

Group Format

The Group will meet 1 ½ hours twice per month on the 2nd &4th Fridays at 1PM (see full schedule above for exceptions).  The group will meet at The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist church located at 121 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205. The group will involve required reading to help create a common vocabulary for theological reflection.  Most of the meetings will involve group participants sharing case material from their own clinical work for group reflection.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect personally on their own traditions and challenges in the case material presented.  The group will, therefore, require personal sharing.  Due to the nature of the case material and personal sharing, participants must be able to be respectful with other group members and with the case material. 

 

Attendance & Fees

  • Group participants agree to attend and pay for all group sessions unless other arrangements are made before the group begins. (Emergencies, illness, accepted at the facilitator’s discretion).
  • For unforeseen reasons, there may be a day that group cannot meet.  We will make every effort to reschedule such sessions.  Group participants will not be responsible for paying for sessions if the group does not meet and the session cannot be rescheduled at a reasonable time.
  • Payment can be made in full up front, monthly or at each session by cash, check (made payable to “Counseling Center at BMUMC”), credit cards, mobile pay apps including Zelle, Apple Pay, Android Pay, & Samsung Pay. 
  • No CEUs will be granted for this group, but may count as supervisory hours.   

Confidentiality

To maximize the usefulness of this consultation group, confidentiality of case material presented, and personal sharing of group members is of utmost importance.  Group members will be given a general format for preparing case material presented to the group.  In all case presentations, group members should seek to protect all potentially identifying information about clients presented.  In the rare case that a client being presented is recognized by another group member, that group member may be excused from the conversation for the day. 

 

Agreement to Participate

By making application & checking the box in the application, you are agreeing that you have thoroughly reviewed the guidelines above and are agreeing to participate in this case consultation group according to these guidelines.

 

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Participant Application

 

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