American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Workshops

 
 

Thursday, September 17 – 8:45 – 10:00 AM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 101 Embracing God’s Grace in the Dying Process: Caregiver & Counselor Support at Life’s End
Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, R.N., Ed.D. and Robert DeVries, D.Min., Ph.D.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 102 Self-deception: A Supporting Column to Abusive Behavior
Diane Langberg, Ph.D.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
103 Biblical Counseling in the Historical Church
Ian Jones, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
104 Quantum of Solitude: Loneliness as Experienced by Pastors’ Wives
Jama Davis, Ph.D. and Fred Milacci, D.Ed.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 105 How to Take Back the Reigns from this Zoned-out Generation
Sara Trollinger, M.A.
Love & Relationships 106 Interpersonal Distress and Depression
Leslie Vernick, MSW
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
107 Heart-focused Marriage Therapy
Greg Smalley, Psy.D.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 108 Women and Sex: Freeing Women to Embrace their Sexuality
Clifford Penner, Ph.D. and Joyce Penner, M.N.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 109 Journey to Intimacy: Designing & Implementing Effective Relationship Curriculum Across Cultures
Wei-Jen Huang, Ph.D. and Ruth Chang, Psy.D.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
110 Effective Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Stanley Hibbs, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 111 Using Finances as an Assessment Tool
Glen Havens, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 112 Addiction: Sin vs. Disease? Holistic Model to Understand and Cure Addictions
Karl Benzio, M.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 113 The Tortured Man/Angry Woman Syndrome
Beverly Rodgers, Ph.D. and Tom Rodgers, Ph.D.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 114 Counselors in Court: Delivering Effective Forensic Ministry
Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D., Esq.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
115 Weight Management at its Best: Tools to Lose & Maintain Weight Based on Research
Judi Quilici Timmcke, M.S., Ph.D.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 116 Spiritual Renewal for Coaches and their Clients
Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.
International & Global Issues 117 The Universal TIME Approach to Grief Counseling

Edmund Ng, M.Min.
Christian Psychology 118 The God of All Comfort & Vengeance: A Role for the Imprecatory Psalms in Forgiveness Counseling
Bryan Maier, Psy.D.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
119 Servant and Transformational Leadership: Influence that Really Matters
Eric Scalise, Ph.D. and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Dees, M.S.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 120 Trekking in the Gaps: Leader-directed, Common-theme Care Groups
Stephen Greggo, Psy.D.

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Thursday, September 17 – 2:15 – 3:30 PM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 201 Family Loss: Ministering when a Spouse or Child Dies
H. Norman Wright, M.A., MRE
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 202 Attachment: The Antidote to Trauma
Joshua Straub, M.A., ABD
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
203 Discipleship vs. Apprenticeship: An Experiential
Approach to Spiritual Growth
Gary Moon, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
204 Starting a Lay Counseling Ministry at your Church
Dan Broyles, M.S., MFT; Dan Fetters, M.A. and Chris Bare, Psy.D.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 205 Child-Centered Play Therapy: Essential Dimensions in Helping Hurting Children
Garry Landreth, Ed.D.
Love & Relationships 206 Cultivating Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERQ)
Gary Oliver, Ph.D.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
207 Stepfamily Therapy: Providing a Map in the Wilderness
Ron Deal, M.MFT.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 208 Passionate Sex: The Disciplines for Life-changing Intimacy
Doug Rosenau, Ed.D. and Michael Sytsma, Ph.D.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 209 Compassion Fatigue, Self-care and the Urban Counselor
Mark Crear, Ph.D.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
210 Deliverance as Part of the Therapeutic Process: Working with Children & Adolescents David Appleby, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 211 Happiness is a Lifestyle
Frank Minirth, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 212 Addiction Interaction Disorder
Mark Laaser, Ph.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 213 I Love my Mother but…
Linda Mintle, Ph.D.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 214 Living Life on its Terms: Seven Winning Strategies
Freda Crews, D.Min., Ph.D.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
215 Bringing the Power of Music to the Process of Healing
Suzanne Foster, M.A. and Steve Siler
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 216 Expand your Career by Adding Life Purpose, Grief and Divorce Coaching
Katie Brazelton, Ph.D.; Kathryn McColskey, Ph.D. and Susan Singleton, J.D.
International & Global Issues 217 Culturally Sensitive Christian Counseling: Issues, Thoughts & Strategies
Miriam Parent, Ph.D.
Christian Psychology 218 The Trinity as the Model for Human Life
Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
219 Leadership Beyond Reason: How the Interior World Affects External Success
John Townsend, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 220 Celebrate Recovery:
When An Hour Isn’t Enough
John Baker, M.B.A.

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Friday, September 18 – 8:45 – 10:00 AM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 301 Lost Grievers: Helping Hurting People Through Unrecognized Losses
Jennifer Cisney, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 302 The Aftermath of Combat Trauma: Preventing, Mitigating & Alleviating Psychological, Moral & Spiritual Injury

Paul Wang, Ph.D., M.Div.; Stephen Wall-Smith, Ph.D.; Laura Shultz, M.A. and Sara Lynema, M.A.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
303 How to Practice Comprehensive Biblical Counseling: Implementing a Dozen Dreams
Robert Kellemen, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
304 Legal-Ethical Risk Management: ‘Best Practices’ for Church Lay Counseling & Spiritual Care Ministries

John Sandy, J.D.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 305 Sandtray Therapy with Traumatized Adolescents
Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D. and Terra Mattson, M.A.
Love & Relationships 306 How Beliefs Affect Marriage Outcomes
Mitch Temple, M.S., M.S.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
307 After the Fight: Helping Couples Process and Repair Arguments
Sharon Morris May, Ph.D.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 308 Working with Mixed Sexual Orientation Couples
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. and Jill Kays, B.S.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 309 Engaging African-American Men in Counseling: Paint the Picture
Sabrina Black, M.A.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
310 Sexual Addiction, Adultery & Pornography Use of Husbands & Borderline Personality Disorder: Implications for Individual & Marital Counseling

Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 311 Sleep Disorders: If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

Michael Lyles, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 312 The Marijuana Epidemic: Distinguishing Truth From Propaganda
Todd Clements, M.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 313 Dealing with the Absence of a Father’s Blessing
John Trent, Ph.D.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 314 EEOC Standards & Guidelines for Assessing Employee or Counselee Integrity
Ken Jones, M.A.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
315 SoulCare for Christian Leaders: Emerging Models of Research and Intervention
Christopher Adams, Ph.D.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 316 Social Networking Success: Internet Strategies to Reach More Clients for Christ
Dwight Bain, M.A.
International & Global Issues 317 The ASSIST Model: An Effective International Trauma Response Program for Helping Children

Tina Brookes, MSW, Ed.S. and David Burleson, M.A., Ed.S.
Christian Psychology 318 The True Author: Redeeming Narrative Therapy
Philip Jamieson, Ph.D.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
319 Leadership Coaching: Where Mission, Character, Strategy and Results Merge
Henry Cloud, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 320 Eating Disorders: A Group Recovery Approach

Constance Rhodes; Marian Eberly, Ph.D. (Candidate); Leanne Spencer, M.A. and Judy Halliday, R.N.

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Friday, September 18 – 2:15 – 3:30 PM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 401 Healing the Deep Wounds of Combat Trauma/PTSD

Christopher Adsit, B.S.; Rahnella Adsit, A.A. and Paul Rodgers, M.Div., M.S.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 402 Therapy for Abused Children as a Part of a Multi-disciplinary Team
Kathryn Scott-Young, Ph.D.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
403 For Crying Out Loud: Reclaiming the Lost Language of Lament in Christian Counseling
Scott Wiggington, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
404 Prayer, Spiritual Formation and Counseling
Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min. and J. Mark Shadoan, Ed.D.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 405 Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World
Chap Clark, Ph.D. and Dee Clark, M.A.
Love & Relationships 406 Trading Places: The Most Important Move You’ll Make in Your Marriage
Les Parrott, Ph.D. and Leslie Parrott, Ed.D.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
407 Identifying Biblical Goals for Marital Therapy
David Stoop, Ph.D. and Jan Stoop, Ph.D.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 408 The Brain and Sex: The Science of Love and Relationships
James Childerston, Ph.D. and Debra Taylor, M.A.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 409 Effective Counseling Strategies for Fatherless African-American Boys
Leroy Scott, M.A.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
410 A Nationwide Study of Christian Marriage Counseling
Joshua Hook, M.S.; Everett Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.; Don Davis, M.A.; David Jennings, M.A. and Aubrey Gartner, B.S.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 411 Psychosis in Children and Adolescents
John Yarbrough, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 412 Magnificent Mind at Any Age
Daniel Amen, M.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 413 When the Next Word After Sex is Addiction: Helping Women Who Face Sex Addiction and Co-addiction
Marnie Ferree, M.A.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 414 The Impending Legal Threats Arising from Reparative Therapy
Mathew Staver, J.D.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
415 Best Practices for Effective Soul Care and Improved Well-being
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 416 How NOT to Date a Loser: Relationship Coaching for Singles
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
International & Global Issues 417 Helping Cross-cultural Workers and their Families
Joyce Pelletier, M.Ed.
Christian Psychology 418 Religious Affections: Toward a Christian Psychology of Emotion
David Jenkins, Psy.D.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
419 Managing by Appreciation: Speaking the Right Language
Paul White, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 420 Treating Chronic Depression: Attachment-based Cognitive Interpersonal Group Therapy
Gary Sibcy II, Ph.D.

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Friday, September 18 – 4:15 – 5:30 PM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 501 Trauma & Spirituality: How Trauma Impacts Spiritual Functioning & Spiritual Interventions for Trauma Survivors
Scott Floyd, Ph.D.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 502 Grace and Truth for Sex Offenders?
Nina Wendt, Ph.D.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
503 Engaging Biblical Texts in Trauma Therapy
Philip Monroe, Psy.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
504 Ministry Passion, Infatuation and Emotional Infidelity
David Carder, M.A.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 505 Supporting Parents with Gay-identified Children
Janelle Hallman, M.A.
Love & Relationships 506 Codependency and Relationship Addiction
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. and Tim Clinton, Ed.D.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
507 Integrative Marital Intensive Therapy
Robert Paul, M.S. and Christine Arnzen, M.A.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 508 Reach Out or Act Out: Long-term Group Therapy for Sexual Addiction
Jan Hook, Ed.D.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 509 A Fiasco or a Fiesta? Essentials for Counseling Hispanic/Latino Clients Effectively
Elias Moitinho, Ph.D.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
510 The Uses and Benefits of EMDR
Tova Kreps, MSW, LCSW
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 511 Hope for Treatment Resistant Diagnoses
Paul Meier, M.S., M.A., M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 512 New Horizons: The Future of Addiction Treatment
Gregg Albers, M.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 513 Caring for People with Post-abortive Pain
Julie Woodley, M.A.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 514 Six Red Hot Legal-Ethical Issues in Christian Counseling and Family Law
George Ohlschlager, J.D.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
515 Chronic Pain Management

Kevin Wandler, M.D. and David Wall, Ph.D.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 516 eCounseling: The Brave New World of Online Therapy
Anthony Centore, Ph.D. and Ryan Neace, M.A.
International & Global Issues 517 Ministering to the Russian Soul
Michael Gillern, D.Min. and Natasha Yekimenko, M.A.
Christian Psychology 518 Rethinking Emotions for Christian Counseling
Mike McGuire, Ph.D.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
519 Women in Leadership: Equipped, Called & Necessary
Rosemarie Hughes, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 520 Group Counseling Techniques: Purposeful Selection
Mark Newmeyer, Ed.D.

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Saturday, September 19 – 8:45 – 10:00 AM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 601 Psycho-educational Tools for Trauma, PTSD and Grief

Linda Schupp, Ph.D.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 602 Developing a Trauma Model to Work in Third World Nations
Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
603 What’s Good About Feeling Bad?: Developing a Theology of Suffering
John Thomas, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
604 Guilt, Shame & Grace: Definitions, Characteristics & Change Strategies
Richard Shaw, D.MFT.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 605 Helping Families of Children with Special Needs
Amy Newmeyer, M.D.
Love & Relationships 606 A Practical Map for Understanding Relationships

Sherod Miller, Ph.D.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
607 Mistakes Therapists Make when Treating Couples in Crisis
Donald Harvey, Ph.D. and Jan Harvey, M.MFT.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 608 Teenage Sexuality and Person Identity
David Hall, M.A. and Erica S.N. Tan, Psy.D.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 609 Boomers on the Edge: Three Life Changing Issues

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
610 Outcome Research Findings of a Faith-based Intensive Marriage Therapy Program
Brett Sparks, Psy.D. and Robert Burbee, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 611 Depression: The Physical-Spiritual Connection
Timothy Jennings, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 612 Eating Disordered Clients: From Lies to Truth, Judgment to Grace
Pamela Micca, M.Ed. and Amy Wasserbauer, Ph.D.
Men’s & Women’s Issues 613 The Role of Mother and Father Parenting in Out-of-Control Teens
Mark Gregston, B.B.A. and Tony Michael, M.A., LPC
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 614 TechnoEthics: How to Ethically Ride the Technology Tide
Jana Vanderslice, Ph.D.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
615 Sleep and Your Health: Strategies for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Archibald Hart, Ph.D.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 616 The Need for Christian Financial Coaching
David Murphy, Ph.D.
International & Global Issues 617 Globalization: The Need & Opportunities for Today’s Counselors
Gene Sale, Ed.D.
Christian Psychology 618 Expanding Emotional Fluency from a Christian Psychology Perspective

Valerie Murphy, M.A.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
619 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: A Paradigm for Effective Consultation
Lori Welch, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 620 Christian Teens and Sex: What do they Really Believe?
Celeste Owens, Ph.D.

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Saturday, September 19 – 2:15 – 3:30 PM

Track

Workshop Title

Grief, Crisis & Disaster 701 Transitioning Out of Trauma: Helping Clients Find a Healthy ‘New Normal’
Gina Roes, M.A.
Abuse, Violence & Trauma 702 Counseling Families of the Sexually Assaulted
Shannon Wolf, Ph.D.
Biblical Foundations &
Spiritual Formation
703 Making Christian Counseling More Christ-centered
Rick Marrs, Ph.D., M.Div.
Pastoral Counseling &
the Church
704 The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism
Richard Winter, M.D.
Children, Adolescents & Parenting 705 Understanding Severely Aggressive and Antisocial Youth
Jeff Sim, Psy.D.
Love & Relationships 706 Keeping Your Cool… When Your Anger is Hot
June Hunt, M.A.
Marital Therapy &
Enrichment
707 Helping Couples Change: An Integrative Model of Marital Therapy
Fred Gingrich, D.Min.
Sex & Healthy Sexuality 708 Through a Trauma Lens: Help and Hope for Partners of Sex Addicts
Barbara Steffens, Ph.D. and Marsha Means, M.A.
Cultural Competency & Special Populations 709 Understanding and Ministering to Ministry Leaders
Lois Dodds, Ph.D.
Clinical Assessment,
Research & Treatment
710 Collaborative and Therapeutic Assessment: Testing with Grace
James Siwy, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine 711 Depression and the Chemical Cascade
Donald Hall, M.D.
Addictions & Recovery 712 Treating the Borderline-Narcissistic Addictive Marriage
Christopher Charleton, LMSW
Men’s & Women’s Issues 713 Coming Up Short: Counseling Women who are Juggling their Careers & Families
Julie Verner, Ph.D.
Ethical-Legal Issues & Family Law 714 Creating an Ethical and Highly Profitable Clinical Environment
Terry Wolstencroft, M.B.A., (Doctoral Candidate) and Joseph Wolstencroft, Ph.D.
Medical, Health &
Personal Wellness
715 Living Anew: A Survivor’s Guide to Cancer
Paul Vander Sande, M.A.
Life Coaching, eCounseling & Financial & Career Planning 716 Building Success by Becoming a More ‘Professional’ Business Professional
Jennifer Degler, Ph.D.
International & Global Issues 717 Come Help Us: Top Priorities and Strategies in Counseling as Global Mission
Bradford Smith, Ph.D.
Christian Psychology 718 Doing Mental Health in Babylon
Lewis Campbell, M.S.
Leadership &
Organizational Psychology
719 Worthy Leadership: The Capacity, Commitment and Character to Lead
A. Dale Thompson, Ph.D.
Group Therapy & Support Group Ministry 720 Starting a Church Support Group Ministry for Those with an Incarcerated Loved One
Anne Gifford, M.B.A., MHA, MACE, D.Ed.Min.