402: Mental and Relational Healthcare for the Church: The Struggle is Real
People are hurting today in unprecedented ways and virtually epidemic numbers. A litany of clinically significant mental and relational health problems exists not only in society at large but within the Church. Yet, in most congregations, these overwhelming human needs are typically and historically cloaked in an insidious and destructive combination of silence, secrecy, shame, and stigma. This presentation utilizes a biblically and clinically integrated schema to understand the struggle’s scope, sources, and solutions. Then various innovative methods and models of mental and relational health ministry to implement and activate service delivery by psychologists and other mental health professionals within the Church are delineated.
- Understand the overwhelming scope of mental and relational health problems extant in the Church and how drastically underserved these needs are from both pastoral and clinical perspectives
- Identify crucial ministry system dynamics with emphasis on service delivery by psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals
- Demonstrate knowledge of various methods and models of providing clinically oriented best practices for mental and relational healthcare in the Church for both pastors and clinicians
070. Hope-focused Suicide Prevention: Risk Assessment Tools, Intervention Skills, and Survivor Support
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is a major public health issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide rates rose 33% between 1999 and 2019. It is critical for all psychologists, licensed mental health...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The field of professional Christian coaching continues to be a growing opportunity to partner with others in transforming lives, especially during these challenging times. However, maybe the idea of starting a thriving...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Attachment theory holds tremendous potential in the case of conceptualization and treatment of various forms of psychopathology, including childhood problems, relationship conflicts, chronic depression, anxiety disorders,...
030. Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Compulsive Behavior: Assessment, Treatment, and Effective Tools for Recovery
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Addiction and other compulsive behaviors have devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons are involved in the progression...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary We live in a time of political unrest, violence, economic instability, and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, Americans report high levels of prolonged stress and anxiety. This workshop will present a...