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October 10-12, 2024



DaRryl Strawberry

DaRryl Strawberry

Strawberry Ministries

Kelly Shackelford

Kelly Shackelford

First Liberty Institute

Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D

Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D

The Center • A Place of HOPE

Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez

Senior Pastor of New Season Church

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

Leslie Vernick & Co

Jennifer Ellers, M.A.

Jennifer Ellers, M.A.


Shannae Anderson, PH.D.

Shannae Anderson, PH.D.


Zach Clinton, M.A.

Zach Clinton, M.A.


Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.


DR. Tim Clinton, Ed.D.

DR. Tim Clinton, Ed.D.


and more to come!

Preconference Workshops Preview

Thursday, October 10th  

Morning workshops // 8:30 - 11:45 AM

005. Ethics and Advocacy in the Christian Counseling Profession

David Jenkins, Psy.D., and Shannae Anderson, Ph.D.

006. Bounce: Faith-based Tools to Build Resilience in a Stressed, Anxious, and Traumatized World

Donna Gibbs, Ph.D.

007. Christian Faith in Clinical Practice: Implicit and Explicit Integration

Mercy Connors, Ph.D., and Megan Clunan, Ph.D.

008. Neurotheology and Counseling: How Spirituality Shapes the Brain

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min., and Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.

009. Front Stage/Back Stage: External Success Requires Internal Health

Johnny Parker, D.S.L., and Lezlyn Parker, B.A.

010. Coaching Techniques for Post-traumatic Growth

Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

011. Shattered No More: Hope and Healing for Survivors of Complex Trauma

Heather Gingrich, Ph.D.

012. Seeing Red: Anger Management 2.0

Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D.

013. The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope

Curt Thompson, M.D. 

Afternoon Workshops // 1:45 - 5:00 pM

016. When Grief and Trauma Meet: Support and Recovery Strategies for Individuals and Families Facing Sudden Unexpected Death

Jennifer Ellers, M.A., and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.


017. Sport and Performance Psychology: Helping Clients Achieve Peak Performance

Zach Clinton, M.A., and Ed Garrett, Psy.D.


018. How to Start a Mental Health or Recovery Support Group in Your Local Church

John Eklund, M.S.W.


019. Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency in Mental Healthcare

Mark Crear, Ph.D., and Elias Moitinho, Ph.D.


020. Best Practices for Mental and Emotional Health Coaching

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D., and Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.


021. Helping Couples Win: Coaching Techniques for Increased Marital Satisfaction

Ted Cunningham, M.A.C.E.


022. Recent Advances on Faith in Therapy: Anchoring Our Mental Healthcare in Christ

Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.


023. The Prevention and Treatment of Stress and Anxiety: Evidence-based Practices for Individuals and Couples

Linda Mintle, Ph.D.


024. Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder: Assessment and Treatment

Jim Cress, M.A.

Specialization Counselor Training

and Coaching Intensives

Thursday – Saturday, October 10-12 


030.Attachment-based Intervention Specialist Training: Level 2 

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D., and Sharon May, Ph.D. 

040. Coaching the Whole Person: Training in the Townsend Coaching Model 

John Townsend, Ph.D., Michelle Thompson, M.S., PCC, Jill Bjorndahl-Jay, Ph.D., PCC, Patti Cotton, M.A., PCC, and Gilbert Fugitt, Ed.D., ACC 


050. Practical Neurotheology: Treating the Mind, Body, and Soul 

Karl Benzio, M.D., and Timothy L. Jennings, M.D. 


060. Christ-centered Narrative Therapy in Treating Trauma 

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., and Nicolene Joubert, Ph.D.