American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Childhood Issues 2.0

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Dear Colleague:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Explosive Kids. Children are suffering from these issues and challenges more than ever. There has been a 42% increase of reported cases of ADHD since 2003 and, in 2011, approximately 11% of children between the ages of 4 and 17 (6.4 million) were diagnosed with ADHD according to the CDC. Autism Spectrum Disorders is the nation’s fastest growing developmental disability, occurring in one out of every 88 births1.

I am pleased to announce another new course in the Christian Counseling Best Practices 2.0 Series, Childhood Issues 2.0, with some of the most respected and trusted child and adolescent experts in the nation. This three-presentation course is a must for every counselor, pastor, lay leader and caregiver.

Childhood Issues and Strategies 2.0 offers contemporary insights, thoughts and trends on Christian counseling that are biblically-based, clinically excellent and theologically sound. This new, three-hour study program is DVD-based and tailored just for you. It includes three information-packed presentations featuring Edward Kuhnley, M.D., Stephanie Holmes, M.A. and Gary Sibcy, Ph.D. on DVD, a comprehensive worktext complete with detailed notes, and exams for those seeking Continuing Education credits. Our goal, as always, is to help you counsel and minister more effectively to those you serve.

Three, one-hour presentations that include:
CIS 101: Understanding and Managing ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood

Presented by Edward Kuhnley, M.D.

ADHD affects every aspect of an individual’s life, as well as other family members. Understanding a child’s everyday life will guide clinicians to more effectively manage their clients. This presentation addresses the challenges in making an accurate diagnosis and guiding a best practices approach to the treatment of ADHD, as well as related comorbid conditions. Holistic treatment protocols integrate spiritual, social, psychological, educational and medication interventions.

CIS 102: Asperger’s, ADHD, the Autism Spectrum and Oppositional Defiance

Presented by Stephanie Holmes, M.A.

Marriage and family issues are difficult enough, but when a child with a disorder such as Asperger’s, ASD, ADD, or ODD is present, the dynamics can change dramatically. Having a special needs child can increase stress levels in any marriage or family environment. Many simply do not know how to cope. Counselors and caregivers must understand some of the unique challenges these families face in order to better serve the clients in their communities and local church bodies.

CIS 103: Treating Explosive Kids

Presented by Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

This session focuses on the various diagnostic categories of childhood explosive behavior such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder, and how they influence the way presenting behaviors are treated. Neurocognitive skill deficits are identified that many explosive kids have in common. Empirically proven treatment models that directly target the underlying skill deficits are discussed and the inevitable attachment problems between these children and their caregivers are addressed.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 200,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education credits are also available, if needed, for mental health professionals.


Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

World-class Faculty

  Stephanie Holmes, M.A. Edward Kuhnley, M.D. Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.  
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