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.
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
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 9 & 30*
December 14 & 21*
The group will meet at the Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church at 121 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205.
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.
Participant Policies & Guidelines
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
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.