December 10, 2019

Restoring the Shattered Self: The Treatment of Complex Trauma

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Ph.D.
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Ph.D., is a counselor, scholar, teacher, and former missionary. She is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary and specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Dr. Gingrich is the author of Restoring the Shattered Self, coauthor of Skills for Effective Counseling, and coeditor and contributor to Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling.

Abstract

 

Complex trauma survivors (e.g., adult survivors of child abuse and intimate partner violence, torture, kidnapping, sex trafficking victims) present unique counseling challenges. In this Webinar, the following will be discussed: three-phased treatment, safety, therapeutic boundaries, symptom management, trauma processing, spiritual issues, and working with the local church. Special attention will be given to using clients’ dissociative abilities for symptom containment throughout the process.



Participants will:

 
  1. Be able to distinguish between PTSD and more complex trauma reactions
  2. Be able to clinically manage post-traumatic and dissociative symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, terror, memory gaps, and physical pain
  3. Be able to identify common spiritual issues for survivors of complex trauma and learn how to utilize spiritual resources, church support, and lay helpers in the healing process
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January 7th, 2020

Moving Your Client from Victim Mindset to Owner Mindset

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET


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Webinar Presenters

 

Leslie Vernick, MSW, is a popular speaker, author, and relationship coach. She is the author of seven books, including the best-selling, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, and her most recent, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. Leslie has been a featured guest on Focus on the Family Radio, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, New Life Radio and Television with Steve Arterburn, and Moody Mid-day Connection. She has spoken in Cuba, Romania, Russia, the Philippines, Hungary, and Iraq. In 2013, she received the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award. To learn more, go to www.leslievernick.com.

Abstract

 

Clients who have been abused often continue self-identifying as victims long after their abuse. They get stuck feeling helpless and powerless over their feelings, choices, and lives. This victim mindset hinders their recovery and growth and is sometimes unknowingly reinforced in the counseling process.



Participants will:

 
  1. Identify the difference between a victim mindset and an owner mindset
  2. Learn how to stop clients from becoming overly dependent on you to fix their lives
  3. Discover how to teach those who have been victimized to become resourceful, strong, and capable so they can take responsibility for their current situations and future selves
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March 24th, 2020

Best Practices in Evidence-based Christian Integrative Counseling

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET


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Webinar Presenters

 

Harold Koenig, M.D., completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, medical school at the University of California (San Francisco), and geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke. Dr. Koenig has published nearly 500 scientific peer-reviewed publications, 100 book chapters, more than 50 books, and is a recipient of the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2012.

Abstract

 

Dr. Koenig will review the evidence-base supporting Christian integrative counseling that includes both observational studies and randomized clinical trials. He will also briefly describe three forms of Christian-integrated counseling: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression/anxiety, Christian-integrated psychotherapy for moral injury/PTSD, and a structured pastoral care intervention for moral injury/PTSD.



Participants will:

 
  1. Become familiar with the vast amount of research underlying the relationship between religion and mental health and well-being, and the evidence from clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness of Christian-integrated counseling
  2. Learn about evidence-based Christian-integrated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of depression/anxiety
  3. Become familiar with two treatments for moral injury/PTSD in those experiencing severe trauma or loss: Bible-based cognitive processing therapy (for licensed practitioners) and Bible-based pastoral counseling (for clergy)
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April 14th, 2020

Intimate Deception: Finding Your Way after Sexual Betrayal

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET


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Webinar Presenters

 

Sheri Keffer, Ph.D., is a regular co-host of the nationally syndicated Christian talk show, New Life Live!, with an audience of more than two million people each week. For nearly 20 years, she has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist and currently has a private practice in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Sheri is passionate about healing trauma and serves as a consultant in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS), and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She is a keynote speaker and the author of Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal. Dr. Keffer holds a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and a master’s degree in Theology, both from Fuller Theological Seminary..

Abstract

 

Infidelity bears a devastating blow to people who have been sexually betrayed. It impacts every area of their lives: safety, relational trust, confidence, and self-image. In this presentation, we will examine how betrayal affects the brain, body, mind, spirit, and sexuality, as well as empowering new tools for intervention, protections from manipulation and abuse, and freedom from shame.



Participants will:

 
  1. Identify a multi-layered trauma model to show the complexity of betrayal trauma
  2. Identify risk factors of untreated trauma to the brain, body, and mind, including treatment options
  3. Recognize the impact of betrayal-induced shame beliefs and tools aimed at restoring truth
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