Pre Cons

Pre Conference Workshops

Morning Workshops – 8:30 – 11:45 AM

001: Boundaries for Leaders

Henry Cloud, Ph.D.


002: Securing Reattachment after Sexual Betrayal

David Carder, M.A.


003: Coaching, Pastoring, and Teaching Couples to Enjoy Life Together: 7 Ways to Experience High Levels of Marital Satisfaction and Avoid Marital Drift

Ted Cunningham, MACE


004: Seeing Red: Best Practices for Anger Management and Resolution

Lynnette Hoy, M.A. &  Seigel Bartley, Ph.D.


005: Best Practices in Creative Therapies for Trauma Counseling

Kathie Erwin, Ph.D.


006: Food, Mood, and Diets: Living Free from Addictive Eating

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.


007: A Guide for Counselors to Address a Client’s Rage at any Age: Emotional Intelligence and the Development of Self-regulation

E. John Kuhnley, M.D. & Anita Knight Kuhnley, Ph.D.


008: Chronic Pain and the Opioid Use and Abuse Epidemic

Michael Lyles, M.D. & Linda Mintle, Ph.D.


009: Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy 2.0: New Horizons and Trends

Sharon May, Ph.D.


010: The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves

Curt Thompson, M.D.

011: Untie the Fear Knots of Your Heart

Ken Nichols, Psy.D.


012: The Role of Emotional & Relational Intelligence (ERI) in Treating Anxiety, Depression and Social Isolation

Gary Oliver, Ph.D.


013: Challenges in Child Play Therapy: Not Knowing All You’d Like to Know

Garry L. Landreth, Ed.D. & Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D.


014: Helping Your Clients Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Empowering People and Families to do the Tough Work to Break Impasses

John Trent, Ph.D. & Deb Gorton, Ph.D.


015: Transgender and Emerging Gender Identities: Reflections for Christian Counselors

Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. & Julia Sadusky, M.A.


016: The Super-connected Coach: Innovative Strategies for Finding and Keeping Clients

Georgia Shaffer, M.A. & Shannon Ethridge, M.A.


017: Building Client Spirituality in Christian Counseling

Ron Hawkins, D.Min., Ed.D. & Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D.


018: When War Comes Home: Reintegration, PTSD, Suicide, and Resilience: Training for Individuals and Families

David Mikkelson, Ph.D. & Suzanne Mikkelson, Ph.D.


019: Hurt 2.0: Issues and Challenges in Counseling and Ministering to Today’s Teens

Chap Clark, Ph.D.


020: New Horizons in Post-abortion Trauma: Getting Beyond the Silence, Shame, and Suffering

Kay Lyn Carlson, M.S.W. & Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.


021: Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back

Laurel Shaler, Ph.D.


022: Research on Christian Therapies

Harold Koenig, M.D.


023: What We Don’t Know about Trauma: Unique Causes and Solutions

H. Norman Wright, M.A., D.Min.


Afternoon Workshops 1:45 – 5:00 PM


026: Changing Behavior: Brain Health Coaching in Mental Health Treatment

Daniel Amen, M.D.


027: The 22 Life-giving Relational Nutrients

John Townsend, Ph.D.


028: Life Inside the World of Today’s Teen Girls: Current Issues and Treatment that Works

Molly Catherine Goodson, M.A., Esq. & Amy Feigel, M.A.


029: Best Practices to Help Women Flourish in Life and Relationships

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D. & Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.


030: How to Lead Therapeutic Groups in the Local Church

Jan Paul Hook, Ed.D. & Joshua N. Hook, Ph.D.


031: Double-edged: Bringing Biblical Hope and Practical Help to Care and Counseling

June Hunt, M.A. & Eric Scalise, Ph.D.


032: The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia

Tim Jennings, M.D.


033: Spiritual Direction and Soul Care: Embracing God’s Presence in Your Practice

John Thomas, Ph.D., Ph.D.


034: 7 Habits of Great Lovers: Creating a Surprising Marital Sex Life

Cliff Penner, Ph.D.

Joyce Penner, M.N., R.N. & Douglas E. Rosenau, Ed.D.


035: Christian Counseling Ethics and the Law: 10 Hot Button Issues

John Sandy, J.D. & Jeanneane Maxon, J.D. and Jenna Ellis, J.D., Esq.


036: Trauma Heal: The Mind, Brain, and Relationship Connection

Todd Vance, Ph.D.


037: Establishing an Ethical and Effective Lay Counseling Ministry in the Church

Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.


038: The NEW Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts

Les Parrott, Ph.D.  & Leslie Parrott, Ed.D.


039: The Road Map: Counseling Strategies that Work in Healing an Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.


040: Shame Interrupted: God’s Beautiful Words to the Disgraced

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D.


041: Helping Counselees Emotionally and Decisionally Forgive Others and Themselves

Everett Worthington, Jr., Ph.D. & Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.


042: Sexual Ruts, Strongholds, and Addiction: Getting Beyond Behavioral Solutions

Mark R. Laaser, Ph.D. & Debbie Laaser, M.A.


043: Spiritual Assessment and Intervention in Crisis Response

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. & Kevin Ellers, D.Min.


044: 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.


045: Love After Marriage: Getting Beyond Empty, Loveless, and Stale Relationships

Dan Seaborn, M.A. & Peter Newhouse, Ph.D.


046: Take Your Life Back: Core Steps on the Road to Recovery

David Stoop, Ph.D. & Steve Arterburn, M.Ed.


047: When Loving Him is Hurting You: Rising Up Against Narcissism and Sexual Abuse in Relationships

David Hawkins, Ph.D.


048: The Angry and Emotional vs. the Rational Thinking Brain

Barry Lord, Psy.D.


049: Anxiety is the New Depression: What’s NEW in Whole Person Solutions

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.


050: Using Psychodrama with Christian Clients: An Experiential Workshop for Therapists

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Shannon Wolf, Ph.D.