American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Friday Field Notes- 11/7/2014

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Happy Friday! We hope you have had a productive and fulfilling week. As you head into the weekend, you may need a new book to curl up with or find yourself with a few moments to get caught up on news from around the AACC or the world of Christian Counseling. Here are some highlights:


 

Books on our Shelf

Here are some recently published books now sitting on the shelves at the AACC headquarters. You may want to add these to your professional library:

Hope for the Caregiver by Peter Rosenberger 

Peter Rosenberger, caregiver to his wife for over thirty two years of marriage, writes Hope for the Caregiver to say what he wishes someone would have told him at the beginning of his journey. His words include honesty, encouragement, and advice from the most simply practical – drink water and not sugary drinks or coffee in moments of extreme stress- to wisdom on more complex topics such as reframing the word obligation, setting realistic expectations, and focusing on “the heart, not the chart”. Rosenberger encourages caregivers to find support through counseling, small groups, and the church. In the Forward by Ken Tada, husband to Joni Erickson Tada, Ken remarks “Hope for the Caregiver is not a fancy title, but it delivers on its promise.” This is a great resource for caregivers, churches, and any mental health professional who has the opportunity to support those in caretaker roles.

Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry by Amy Simpson 

Christianity Today editor Amy Simpson , who is also senior editor for Leadership Journal , has given us a clearly navigated divide between the worry that Scripture commands us to leave behind us and clinical anxiety. Amy offers a beautiful invitation to truly study what God has to say about worry. Amy shows wisdom and compassion in the process she outlines for someone inclined to worry to change their perspective. Marlena Graves endorses Anxiety with these words: “In Anxious Amy Simpson gives us a God’s-eye-view of the world, demonstrating that worry and anxiety are foreign to life in the kingdom.”


 

AACC Blog Roundup

Here is what we published on our blog this week:

“Election Day” On November 4th, Dr. Tim Clinton encouraged us to use our responsibility and privilege of voting wisely.

“What are the Different Dimensions of Humility?” Ask Dr. Worthington questions about his new article! He will respond to questions and comments through Monday, November 10th.

“Why Should I Trust You” by Cecil Murphey explores the special rapport we have with our clients.

Stay tuned tomorrow … there is more to come this week on the AACC professional blog!


 

Around the AACC

Call for Papers-

The call for papers is underway and we are thrilled with the quality submissions that are rolling in! The 2015 World Conference is gearing up to be one of our best yet. Don’t miss out on the chance to enhance your resume, share your expertise, and meet thousands of likeminded professionals. The call for papers is live at speaker.aacc.net and there are 23 specialized tracks to apply to. Whether you’re a psychologist, psychiatrist, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, professor, student, coach, lay counselor, or pastor, we want you! Full workshop and poster presentation options are available.

 Call for papers

Submit Your Proposal with a Few Easy Steps:

  1. Review our 23 World Conference specialty tracks and the submission guidelines listed below.
  2. Choose from two presentation formats:
  • Lecture Workshop/Clinical Presentation (75 minutes on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)
  • New! Interactive Poster Presentation (90 minute symposium on Thursday or Friday)

About our Poster Presentation Symposiums: Due to the limited number of workshop slots available and the many excellent submissions we receive, we are excited to expand our format to allow for greater attendee participation in a brand-new interactive atmosphere!

  1. Submit your proposal online! Our brand new Call for Papers Form is quick and easy to navigate. Don’t wait! Nearly 500 professional, pastoral and academic proposals were submitted for the 2013 World Conference! Deadline is December 15, 2014!
  2. Register now to get the best conference price by calling 1-800-526-8673! Contact the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (1-888-777-6779) to reserve your hotel room on-site.
  3. Mark your calendar for September 23-26, 2015 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee to join a sold-out crowd of nearly 7,000 Christian caregivers from around the world for a life-changing time of encouragement and growth!

 


 

News Updates for Christian Counselors

Youth Pastors Feel Ill-Equipped to Help Young People Cope with Mental Health Issues, Baylor Study Finds 

Four States Uphold Same Sex Marriage Bans

Pope Francis Wants To Know What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage 

Christian Couple in Pakistan Burned for Blasphemy 

 


 

We love staying connected with you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives. If you would like to submit a blog article for consideration, please email our Director of Professional and Public Relations, Dina Jones, at Dina.Jones@aacc.net.

 

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