202: Forgiving Difficult People After Their Death: A Mental Health Treatment Copy
It is not unusual for a person to carry unforgiveness for a serious offense for months or even years after the offender’s death. The excruciating emotional pain persists, and the other consequences have adverse effects even though the offender is no longer living. For the devout Christian client, the powerful unresolved forgiveness issue can interfere with current trust and intimacy with others and hinder a close relationship with God. This workshop also relates to situations where the difficult offender is still living but unavailable due to other circumstances. This workshop aims to provide psychologists and licensed mental health professionals with a step-by-step decision-based forgiveness session that can be used with willing clients to forgive and embrace a new peaceful life. This approach is consistent with the teachings of the immediacy of forgiveness in the Scripture. In addition, participants will be motivated to increase their understanding of the role that personality disorders can play in the process of serious unresolved offenses.
- Define decision-based forgiveness and how it fits into Scripture and normative Christian values for a Christian client
- Integrate existing knowledge of people with personality disorders and why they are associated with serious offenders
- Employ the steps in helping individual counselees achieve decision-based forgiveness when the offender is unavailable through death or other circumstances as a psychologist or licensed mental health professional
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106: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have a Research-based Practice and Ministry
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus during this workshop will be on: 1) briefly reviewing the research on religion and mental health in Christians, 2) discussing why evidence-based treatments in Christian counseling for psychologists and licensed...
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108: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually Healthy Congregation
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary If God’s purpose for us as church leaders, pastors, pastoral counselors, lay counselors, and coaches is to help our people “become conformed to the Image His Son,” then what might that look like? What does it mean to “grow...
201: The Increase in Covert Teenage Suicide Ideation and Self-injury: Practical Ideas for Changing Dynamics
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Two decades ago, there were obvious signs pointing to an individual’s suicidal ideation. Today, with the prevalence of social media,...