Counseling + Coaching + Recovery + Marriage and Family

You don’t want to miss this one!

What you will learn

Dear Colleague:

Built around the four streams of: Counseling, Recovery, Marriage and Family, and Professional Coaching, the 2020 Mega National Christian Counseling Conference will feature our signature “Specialization” Counselor Training and Coaching Intensives, along with engaging keynote addresses from “world-class” leaders, powerful praise and worship, cutting-edge professional workshops, fellowship, and networking. It is shaping up to be one of our best ever events! The best news, you can tailor the 2020 National Conference to meet your personal and professional needs!

Conference Option 1: Specialization Counselor Training and Coaching Intensives
Want more advanced training? Drawing on the latest research, each intensive will feature 12 full hours of in-depth training throughout the conference from national experts—all in an interactive, experiential environment. Connect with colleagues… learn and grow together… and best of all, walk away with a Professional Certificate of Completion that will better equip you to provide competent counsel and care. These intensives will run from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon, breaking for plenary sessions.

Conference Option 2: Pre-conference and Conference Workshops
Pick and choose. Create your own conference schedule and make sure to come early for one of our full or half-day pre-conference workshops. In addition, you can choose from eight diverse professional conference tracks, including Child, Adolescent and Family Issues and Interventions, Love, Sexuality and Relationships, Couples in Crisis, Relationship Conflict and Marital Recovery, Grief, Crisis, Trauma and Disaster, Addiction, Relapse and Recovery, Clinical Assessment, Research and Evidence-based Practices, Professional Life Coaching and Consultation, The Faith Factor and Spiritual Interventions … and much more!

Whether it’s attending an Intensive or creating your own conference schedule, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Join counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, pastors, ministry leaders, and coaches from around the world!

Our Mission:
To educate, empower and equip today’s Christian counselors, leaders, churches and parachurch organizations by creating a reservoir of knowledge, resources, support and networking opportunities for marriage and family issues.

My prayer is that you will join us to be better encouraged, trained and equipped in the work God is calling you to. Mark your calendar now for September 17-19, 2020!

Blessings,
Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

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Super Early Bird Deadline Extended August 31st

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SPEAKERS

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

AACC National Conference

Keynote speakers

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Friends

Daniel Amen

Amen Clinics

Michael Lyles

Lyles and Crawford Clinical Consulting

Gary Chapman

5 Love Languages

Tim Clinton

American Association of Christian Counselors

Two Options to Tailor the National to Your Needs

We’ve created the AACC National with YOU in mind…

Choose Your Pre-Conference and Conference Workhops

Pick and choose. Create your own conference schedule and make sure to come early for one of our full or half-day pre-conference workshops. In addition, you can choose from eight diverse professional conference tracks, including Child, Adolescent and Family Issues and Interventions, Love, Sexuality and Relationships, Couples in Crisis, Relationship Conflict and Marital Recovery, Grief, Crisis, Trauma and Disaster, Addiction, Relapse and Recovery, Clinical Assessment, Research and Evidence-based Practices, Professional Life Coaching and Consultation, The Faith Factor and Spiritual Interventions … and much more!

Full Pre-Conference and Workshop Listing below!

Option 1 Intensive Pricing:

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$369
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Non-Member Super Early Bird Price:
$409
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At the Door
$509
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Option 2 Pricing:

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Member Super Early Bird Deadline Extended: June 30
$219
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Non Member
$249
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At the Door
$369
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International/Student/Spouse
$129
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  • Must Be a Full Time US-Based or International Student or Spouse of Registered Attendee
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Schedule

We’ve created the AACC National with YOU in mind…

8:30 - 11:45AM
Intensive Training Session 1 and Morning Pre-conference Workshops
12:00 PM - 7:00PM
Exhibit Hall Open
11:45 - 1:45 PM
Lunch Break
1:45 - 4:45 PM
Intensive Training Session 2 and Afternoon Pre-conference Workshops
6:15 - 8:30
Opening Plenary Session
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conference Registration
7:45 - 8:30 AM
Plenary Session 2
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Intensive Training Session 3 and Conference Workshop 1
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Break
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Ticketed Luncheon & Poster Symposium
1:15 - 2:45 PM
Intensive Training Session 4 and Conference Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:15 PM
Break
3:15 - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session 3
7:45 - 9:30 AM
Plenary Session 4
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Intensive Training Session 5 and Conference Workshop 3
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Break
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Ticketed Luncheon
1:00 - 1:15 PM
Break
1:15 - 2:45 PM
Intensive Training Session 6 and Conference Workshop 4
2:45 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Final Plenary Session

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Con Pricing: Members – $49 / Non-Members – $69 / Student or Spouse – $29
8:30 – 11:45 AM
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. & Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

005. Youth Suicide: The Increasing Threat to Children, Teens, and Young Adults

006. God, Soul Care, and 21st Century Counseling Ministry

006. God, Soul Care, and 21st Century Counseling Ministry

Barry Lord, Psy.D.

007. When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence, Trauma Care, and Intervention

John Sandy, J.D. & Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.

008. Christian Counseling Ethics and the Law: 21st Century Developments and Hot Potato Issues

Lynette Hoy, M.A. & Seigel Bartley, Ph.D.

009. Control Freaks, Toxic Anger, and Violence

Nancy Houston, Ph.D.

010. His Brain, Her Brain: Maximizing Meaningful Connection and Intimacy in Love and Marriage

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

011. Cyber Addiction, Technology Management, and Mental Health

1:45 – 5:00 PM
Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.

016. Developing and Maintaining a Thriving Lay Counseling Ministry

E. John Kuhnley, M.D. & Anita Knight Kuhnley, Ph.D.

017. Childhood Oppositional Defiance and Rage: Diagnosis Treatment for Severe Mood Regulation

Sheri Keffer, Ph.D.

018. Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal

Michele Louivere, M.A., M.Div. & Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.

019. Childhood Trauma, Epigenetics, and Mental Health

H. Norman Wright, M.A., D.Min., Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Ed.D. & Robert DeVries, Ph.D.

020. Complicated Grief and Loss: Finding Hope Beyond the Pain and Suffering

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

021. Abuse, Trauma, and the Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

022. Living Beyond Pain: A Holistic Approach to Manage Pain and Get Your Life Back

Michael Lyles, M.D.

023. Neuroscience, Mental Health, Addiction, and the Church: What You Need to Know

Track Workshops

John Trent, Ph.D., Gary Sibcy, Ph.D., and Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.

 

Possible Topics: Media and Culture; Birth Order Influence; Conduct and Oppositional Disorders; Attachment Disorders; Teen Sexual Behavior (Pregnancy, STDs, Abstinence); Suicidal Ideations; Self-injury; Eating Disorders; Substance Abuse; Impact of Parental Divorce; ADD/ADHD; School Problems; Parenting Styles; Communication and Conflict Resolution; Generation Gap; Remarriage and Blended Families; Special Needs Children; Attachment-based Parenting; Biblical Discipline; Balancing Marriage and Parenting

Tim Jennings, M.D., Daniel Amen, M.D., and Michael Lyles, M.D.

Possible Topics: Applications of Neuroscience, Psychotherapy and Brain Plasticity; Cutting-edge Research; Interpersonal Neurobiology 

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W., Sharon May, Ph.D., Jesse Gill, Psy.D., and David Hawkins, Ph.D.

Possible Topics: From Conflict to Collaboration; How to Build Honesty, Trust and Understanding; Personality Differences; Family of Origin Issues; Characteristics of Lasting Relationships; Dating/Pre-marital Issues; Infatuation vs. Biblical Love; Gender Differences and Communication; Approval-seeking; Friendships; Importance of Christian Community Strengthening Marriage; Cultivating Love and Intimacy; Spiritual Oneness; Disaffection; Rebuilding Trust; Rekindling Romance; Marriage as a Safe Haven; Anger and Intimacy; Reconciliation and Forgiveness; Selflessness

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., Michele Louviere, M.A., M.Div., Gary Oliver, Ph.D., and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

Possible Topics: Styles of Grieving; Loss of a Child, Spouse or Parent; Sudden Death as Loss; Counseling with Cancer Victims/Terminally Ill; Pathological Grieving; Complicated Bereavement; Suicide; Survivor Guilt and Fostering Resiliency; Crisis and First Responder Training; Acute Stress; Natural Disasters; Domestic and Community Crisis Response; Physical, Sexual, Verbal, Spousal and Spiritual Abuse; Abuse by Counselors/Ministers; Hiding and Denying Abuse; Neglect; PTSD; Dissociation; Recovered Memories; Secondary/Vicarious Trauma; Disasters and Accidents; Compassion Fatigue; War/Refugee Trauma; Spiritual vs. Secular Trauma Treatment; Critical Incident De-briefing

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., David Jenkins, Psy.D., David Stoop, Ph.D., and Rick Amato, M.A.

Possible Topics: Styles of Addictive Disorders; Disease Model vs. Psychosocial Disorder vs. Moral Responsibility; Relapse Issues; Cutting-edge Detox Treatments; Poly-Drug Abusers; Ecstasy Abuse; OxyContin and New Drugs of Abuse; Sex Addiction; 12-step Programs and the Church; Role of the Holy Spirit and Accountability in Recovery; Harm-reduction Model

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., and Ev Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.

Possible Topics: Models and Assessment of Christian Counseling; Empirically Supported Treatments for Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Personality Disorders and Psychotic Disorders; Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual Development; Dual and Differential Assessment; Research in Diagnostics and Treatment Planning; Eating Disorders; Addictions; EMDR; Biofeedback; Visualization; Outcomes-based Research; Brief vs. Longer-term Therapy

Shannon Ethridge, M.A., Georgia Shaffer, M.A., Mark Crear, Ph.D., and Ben Allison, J.D., M.B.A.

Possible Topics: Strategies to Reach Clients; Launching and Growing a Successful Coaching Practice; Coaching Assessments and Tools; Career Planning and Vocational Development; Marriage/Relationship Coaching; Leadership/Executive Coaching; Divorce Coaching; Online Assessments/Survey Tools; Health/Wellness Coaching; Spiritual Formation Coaching; Financial Coaching; Developing an Online Presence; Marketing Yourself

Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D., Ron Hawkins, D.Min., Ed.D., and Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.

Possible Topics: Spiritual Disciplines; Experiencing God; Biblical Mediation; Forgiveness; Theology of Spiritual Transformation; Role of Scripture in Counseling; Confession and Repentance; Biblical Change Processes; Idols of the Heart; Suffering and Faith; Resisting Temptation

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