American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

The “God” Factor in Mental Health

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. Don’t miss Dr. Clinton speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     People everywhere are obsessed with God, however they define him. An undeniable spiritual longing spans every culture and ethnicity. Consider this: Every year 3 million Muslims visit Mecca to […]

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Overcoming Negativity and Learning to Let Go

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. Originally posted 7/3/15 Don’t miss Dr. Jantz speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     The fabric of our lives is made up of all the threads we choose to hold on to. Every event, every circumstance, every impression produces […]

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Here’s One of the Best Things Churches Can Do for People with Mental Illness

Amy Simpson, M.B.A. We are thrilled to announce that Amy Simpson will be joining us at the upcoming Church and Mental Health Summit in Chicago, IL, held on November 3-5, 2016. She will be doing a preconference workshop entitled, “Mental Illness: How Churches Can Help“. Sign up today at cmhcsummit.com to hear Amy speak!   “Please don’t […]

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Is Emotional Abuse Ever Grounds for Biblical Separation?

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W. Originally posted 10/14/13 Don’t miss Leslie Vernick speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     People like to categorize things in black and white, right and wrong, good and bad, and biblical and unbiblical, but I think some things aren’t always […]

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Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

The Church, Mental Health and Counseling Summit Call for Student Research Papers and Posters   Deadline: October 3, 2016   This presentation opportunity is specially designed for student research teams, independent students (at all levels), and faculty members. Our Student Research Paper and Poster Symposiums offer a wonderful professional opportunity to visually display and discuss […]

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Time to Step Off The Wheel

Sara Newhard, M.A. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of […]

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Thin Places and Interior Spaces

Dr. Margaret Nagib, Psy.D. Originally Posted 10/29/15 Don’t miss Dr. Nagib speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller.  The ancient […]

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Why Authentic Living is The Perfect Place To Thrive

Lisa Murray, M.A.     My daddy used to tell me that a man’s word was his bond, that when you committed to something, you followed through, no matter what. It was your character, your reputation. These things don’t seem to matter much anymore, but if we want to thrive in our lives and relationships, […]

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Helping the Family of an Addict: Lessons from the Prodigal Son

David Stoop, Ph.D. Originally Posted 10/15/13 Don’t miss Dr. Stoop speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     I was meditating on the parable of the Prodigal recently.  It’s such a familiar passage in Luke 15 that I wondered what God would show me […]

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Brains, Addiction, and Conversion

Tim Jennings, M.D. Originally posted 3/19/15 Don’t miss Dr. Jennings speaking at the AACC Fall CMHC summit in Naperville IL, Nov. 3-5 2016! Click Here for More Information!     Recently I received the following question: If there are pathways in our nervous system laid down with addiction, are they destroyed at conversion, or as we […]

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