Upcoming Training Events

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION CASE CONSULTATION GROUP

An ecumenical case consultation group for depth, meaning, assessment & utilization of spiritual resources

 

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 will involve 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. 

 

  WORKING WITH ISSUES OF FAITH & SPIRITUALITY IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

A Workshop by Jim Frost, M.A. & Chris O’Rear, MDiv, MMFT

Overview

This training is intended to help counselors become more sensitive to issues of faith and spirituality in the counseling process, to provide a framework for understanding how those issues relate to the presenting problem, and to know how to ethically and meaningfully elicit and respond to those issues therapeutically. 

 

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn a framework for assessing the underlying and sometimes unconscious operational faith and spirituality of their clients and how to assess the congruence of practical and professed beliefs. 

 

2. Participants will gain an awareness of how to listen for the spiritual story of their clients and learn how to ethically integrate that story with other aspects of therapy.

 

3. Participants will grow in an understanding of their own spiritual and religious traditions and learn how and when to appropriately draw on these for the benefit of their clients.

 

Details

 

Date, Time, Location

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

8:30AM – 1PM (Registration at 8AM)

 

Belle Meade United Methodist Church

121 Davidson Road

Nashville, Tennessee 37205

 

CEUs

The event has been approved for 4.00 Contact hours of NBCC CEUs through the Southeast Region of the American Associatioin of of Pastoral Counselors.  These CEUs are available for an additional fee and those desiring these CEUs will need to complete a contact-hour tracking form and a workshop evaluation form.  This event is also an approved training event for the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists. 

 

Cost

$100, if registered before Jan. 2, 2018

$125, After January 2

$130, Registration at the door.

$25 for Students

Additional $25 for NBCC CEUs

 

Registration

Register by completing the form below.  You may also email Chris O’Rear at Chris@CounselingatBMUMC.com or call (615) 763-3236. 

 

Payment

Payment can be made by check (to “Counseling at BMUMC”) mailed to the workshop address above or made by Venmo to Chris O’Rear at “CounselingatBMUMC”.   If you prefer to pay by credit or debit card, payment can be made on the day of event.  If you prefer another method of payment, contact us.  

 

Presenters

 

Jim Frost, M.A.

Jim is a licensed Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee and currently owns the Helpful Conversations Counseling center in Franklin.  He is the former Assistant Clinical Director at AGAPE in Nashville.  He earned his Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. 

 

 

Chris O’Rear, MDiv, MMFT

Chris is a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and is the Director of the Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. He earned his Master of Divinity in pastoral care & counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Master of Marriage & Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University.  Chris is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. 

 

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