Pre Cons

Just Added! Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Shaping Secure Loving Bonds with Christian Couples – Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

September 27th, 8:30 – 11:45 AM & 1:45 – 5:00 PM

$129 – AACC Members
$169 – Non-members
$79 – International/Student
$79 – Spouse

**Training Registration Includes Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples by Dr. Sue Johnson

Or Pick one morning pre-con and one afternoon pre-con.

Cost: $69 per workshop

Morning Workshops (8:30 – 11:45 AM)

001: Stabilizing Marriages after Emotional and Sexual Betrayal
David Carder, M.A.

002: The Perils and Promise of the 21st Century Family: A Theological and Psychological Discussion on Family Discipleship and Generational Blessing
Chap Clark, Ph.D.
Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

003: Coaching, Pastoring, and Mentoring those Caught in the Marital Drift: Exploring Seven Marriage and Family Trends Affecting the Church and Home
Ted Cunningham, MACE

004: Building Smart Stepfamilies: Preventing Re-divorce through Ministry and Counseling
Ron Deal, M.MFT.

005: Seeing Red: Best Practices for Anger Management and Resolution
Lynette Hoy, M.A.
Seigel Bartley, Ph.D.

006: Second Act, Mental Health, and Splendor: Life, Loss, and Letting Go
Kathie Erwin, Ed.D.

007: Food, Mood, and Diets: Living Free from Addictive Eating
Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.

008: Childhood Rage: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies for Severe Mood Dysregulation
John Kuhnley, M.D.

009: Taking it to the Pews: Neuroscience, Mental Illness, and the Church
Michael Lyles, M.D.

010: Emotionally Focused Therapy 2.0: New Horizons and Trends
Sharon May, Ph.D.

011: The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves
Curt Thompson, M.D.

012: Cognitive Behavioral Treatments and Best Practices for Stress and Anxiety Disorders
Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

013: Helping People Change: Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERQ®) and Increased Effectiveness in Brief Therapy
Gary Oliver, Ph.D.

014: Deeper Issues in Play Therapy: Exploring Difficult Clinical Cases
Garry L. Landreth, Ed.D.
Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.

015: Efficient and Effective Digital Research: Leveraging Digital Resources for Biblical Counseling
Scott Lindsey, M.B.A.

016: Turning Your Great Idea to Help Others into a Great Book or Workshop
John Trent, Ph.D.

017: What We Don’t Know About Trauma: Unique Causes and Solutions
H. Norman Wright, M.A., D.Min.

018: Assessment and Intervention with Christians Navigating Gender Identity Concerns
Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D.

019: Creative Strategies for Exploding Your Coaching Practice
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.
Shannon Ethridge, M.A.

020: A Biblical and Transformational Approach to Helping Others
Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.
Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.

021: New Horizons in Post-abortion Trauma: Getting Beyond the Silence, Shame, and Suffering
Laurel Shaler, Ph.D.

022: When War Comes Home: Reintegration, PTSD, Suicide, and Resilience
David Mikkelson, Ph.D.
Suzanne Mikkelson, Ph.D.
Robert Shaw, D.Min.

023: Cyber Addiction, Technology Management, and Mental Health
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Afternoon Workshops (1:45 – 5:00 PM)

025: Transformed Living: Integrating God’s Design for Authentic Change and Growth
Rolfe Carawan, M.Ed.
Lea Carawan, M.A.

026: The Entitlement Cure: Helping Your Clients Move Past Entitlement into Healing
John Townsend, Ph.D.

027: Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Emerging Trends in Neuroscience, Treatment, and Ethical Considerations
Marian Eberly, Ph.D.
Amy Feigel, M.A.

028: Best Practices to Help Women Flourish in Life and Relationships
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.
Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.

029: The Healing Cycle: A Process Approach for Leading Small Groups
Jan Paul Hook, Ed.D.
Joshua N. Hook, Ph.D.

030: Abuse and Trauma Recovery: Overcoming the Victim Mentality and Finding Freedom
June Hunt, M.A.

031: Neurobiology of Depression and Drug-free Treatments
Tim Jennings, M.D.

032: Spiritual Abuse and Toxic Faith: Therapeutic and Congregational Interventions
Diane Langberg, Ph.D.
Phil Monroe, Psy.D.

033: Hope Deferred and Healing Defined: The Science and Supernatural Power of Hope
Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.

034: Spiritual Direction and Soul Care: Embracing God’s Presence in Your Practice
John Thomas, Ph.D.
Lisa Sosin, Ph.D.

035: Love, Sex and Marriage: Intimacy Challenges and Sex Therapy
Clifford Penner, Ph.D.
Joyce Penner, M.N., R.N.
Douglas E. Rosenau, Ed.D.

036: Christian Counseling Ethics and the Law: 21st Century Developments and Issues
John Sandy, J.D.
Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.

037: The Antidote to Trauma: The Mind, Brain, and Relationship Connection
Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

038: Establishing an Ethical and Effective Lay Counseling Ministry in the Church
Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

039: Take Your Life Back: How to Stop Letting the Past and Other People Control Your Life
David Stoop, Ph.D.
Steve Arterburn, M.Ed.

040: The NEW Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts
Les Parrott, Ph.D.
Leslie Parrott, Ed.D.

041: The Road Map: Counseling Strategies that Work in Healing an Emotionally Destructive Marriage
Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

042: Shame Interrupted: God’s Beautiful Words to the Disgraced
Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D.

043: Helping Counselees Emotionally and Decisionally Forgive Others and Themselves
Everett Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.
Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.

044: Men, Porn, and Addiction: The Fight of His Life
Mark R. Laaser, Ph.D.
William Struthers, Ph.D.

045: Kids and Grief: The Forgotten Ones
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.
Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

046: The Church, Mental Health, Race, and Diversity: Stepping Forward to New Horizons
Mark Crear, Ph.D.
Elias Moitinho, Ph.D.
Wei-Jen Huang, Ph.D.

047: Love After Marriage: Getting Beyond Empty, Loveless, and Stale Relationships
Dan Seaborn, M.A.
Peter Newhouse, Ph.D.

048: God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith
Eric L. Johnson, Ph.D.

049: Emotional Closeness: Building Communication, Constructive Conflict, and Connectivity in Relationships
Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.

050: Mindfulness, Mindsight, and the Mind of Christ
Richard D. Winter, M.D.

051: What’s New in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? A Christian Appraisal
Mark McMinn, Ph.D.

052: You Are My Beloved: The Latest Research and Evidence for the Therapist and the Patient
Harold Koenig, M.D.