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Christian Love: Ministering to the Traumas That Have Caused Gender Dysphoria

How do we stand for the truth but demonstrate compassion? What are the unseen family and emotional issues that can create dysphoria?

In this diverse discussion, part 4 of the summer sexuality series, David Pickup MA, LMFT, will draw from his decades of clinical experience working with gender dysphoric individuals to share about how there is no compassion without truth. Furthermore, by confronting the full truth of a matter, one can begin to heal from deep wounds in one’s past. Mr. Pickup will discuss the role of image transformation therapy (IMTT) as a therapeutic tool to disclose past trauma that can then unleash the healing powers of the mind. For Christian helping professionals, adopting Christlike compassion and working to develop safety and security for clients will allow this work, aka reintegrative therapy, to achieve mutually derived therapy goals.

Please note: As a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist, Mr. Pickup does not practice nor promote what some might call “conversion therapy”. Nor will ACHHS, as a faith-based organization, knowingly host any presenters or educators who promote any unethical practice or practice that conflicts with our core faith beliefs. 

This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CEUs for Texas LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs.

 

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.

A Christian Response to Sexual Orientation Change

What is the balance of truth and grace in discussing contrasting views of sexual orientation change? How can Christian professionals add value to the discussion?

In this diverse discussion, part 2 of 4 sexuality series, Dr. James Phelan will present an academic appraisal of how secular informants view sexual orientation change efforts. As a backdrop to the discussion, Phelan will discuss these resolutions and contrast the topic of change according to a Christian worldview as well as fact-checking.  He will lead discussions of personal change, and practical ways to navigate a Christian worldview of change from that of a secular worldview of change.

ACHHS Diverse Discussions webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a friend or colleague. Please rsvp below.

We are working to becoming certified CEU providers for future webinars. Please check back on this post for updates.

The presenter will present for 30-40 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.

Hotel and Conference Center Information

As a courtesy to our conference attendees, we’ve provided a spreadsheet that conference registrants can access to arrange for sharing rides or rooms with each other. Please email admin@achhs.org to inquire about this spreadsheet.

The Convention Site:

Hotel Site:

Local Amenities:

The Indy North Center is located just north of I-465 on the southeast corner of 96th Street and Keystone Avenue intersection, just 30 miles (less than 1 hour) from Indianapolis International Airport. IWU’s largest regional site is by the Lakefront at Keystone Office Park. Within a 10-mile radius are a wide array of restaurants, a bike path, recreation and picnic area, and fitness center. Visit popular attractions like Grand Park Sports Campus, Keystone Fashion Mall, Clay Terrace, Carmel Arts & Design District, Fishers, and Topgolf.

Whatever your budget or appetite, you’re likely to find a place your whole group can enjoy! This center is a 30-minute drive to the Indianapolis Zoo, world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Hamilton Town Center, and Conner Prairie. 

Other hotels in the area: Home2Suites by Hilton (Indy Northwest), Hyatt Place (Keystone), & Sheraton (Keystone) — Sheraton is nice, affordable and about 4 min drive from us, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. We also have hotel rooms discounted for ACHHS convention registrants at $129/room king or double beds. Book online here.

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As a courtesy to our conference attendees, we’ve provided a spreadsheet that conference registrants can access to arrange for sharing rides or rooms with each other. Please email admin@achhs.org to inquire about this spreadsheet.

The Convention Site:

Hotel Site:

Local Amenities:

The Indy North Center is located just north of I-465 on the southeast corner of 96th Street and Keystone Avenue intersection, just 30 miles (less than 1 hour) from Indianapolis International Airport. IWU’s largest regional site is by the Lakefront at Keystone Office Park. Within a 10-mile radius are a wide array of restaurants, a bike path, recreation and picnic area, and fitness center. Visit popular attractions like Grand Park Sports Campus, Keystone Fashion Mall, Clay Terrace, Carmel Arts & Design District, Fishers, and Topgolf.

Whatever your budget or appetite, you’re likely to find a place your whole group can enjoy! This center is a 30-minute drive to the Indianapolis Zoo, world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Hamilton Town Center, and Conner Prairie. 

Other hotels in the area: Home2Suites by Hilton (Indy Northwest), Hyatt Place (Keystone), & Sheraton (Keystone) — Sheraton is nice, affordable and about 4 min drive from us, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. We also have hotel rooms discounted for ACHHS convention registrants at $129/room king or double beds. Book online here.

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LGBTQ? Sexuality Issues in Human Services: Christian Perspectives & Strategies

ACHHS webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a friend or colleague. Please rsvp below.

We are working to becoming certified CEU providers for future webinars. Please check back on this post for updates.

The presenter will present for 30-40 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

How can Christian helping professionals respond effectively when working with LGBTQ clients? More than most issues, Christian helping professionals may struggle when working with people who identify as LGBT or with related policy issues. Social Work Professor, Dr. King will discuss the varying terminology and frameworks– knowing what to do, say, or how to respond ethically in practice. The presenter will also aim to help attendees identify perspectives and strategies that may be important to consider when managing faith convictions and professional identity. This webinar is the first in the summer sexuality series and will seek to provide a helpful overview for how Christians can think about and approach these issues from a Biblical worldview.

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.

Positive Psychology: For Personal Use and Professional Practice

ACHHS webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a member, please include their name on your email when you rsvp.

We are working to becoming certified CEU providers for this webinar and future webinars. Please check back on this post for updates.

To rsvp for this webinar, please send an email to admin@achhs.org. A zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Discussion details:

The presenter will present for 30-40 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

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Social Justice: A Biblical View

ACHHS webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a member, please include their name on your email when you rsvp.

This webinar will not have CEUs available, but we are working to becoming certified CEU providers for future webinars.

To rsvp for this webinar, please send an email to admin@achhs.org. A zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Discussion details:

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Working with Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

ACHHS webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a member, please include their name on your email when you rsvp. Only paid members can access the past webinars on our website. We are working to become CEU providers for Social workers, LPCs, & LMFTs.

To rsvp for this webinar, please send an email to admin@achhs.org. A zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

DrLoriReaves

Discussion details:

The presenter will present for 30-40 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

Human service professionals frequently work with families and children with cognitive disabilities and challenges. In this workshop, Dr. Lori Goss-Reaves will share her personal and spiritual journey as a Christian parent raising a child with Downs Syndrome and Autism. She will also share her professional experience with community resources and lessons she’s learned regarding how to best serve children with disabilities and their parents.

The goal of this presentation is to explore some challenges with parenting/providing service for individuals with special needs, particularly those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Along the way, Dr. Goss-Reaves hopes to encourage Christians regarding how this work can deepen our Biblical faith, and how Christians can become more empathic, effective caregivers.

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.

Integration of Christian Faith in Practice: Confronting the Challenges

ACHHS live webinars are free and open to members, as well as prospective members in our Facebook groups (ACHHS or TCCSW).  You may also attend if you are referred by a member, so please include their name on your email when you rsvp. Recordings of past webinars will only be accessible on this website as a benefit of ACHHS members.

To rsvp for this webinar, please send an email to admin@achhs.org. A zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Integration of Christian Worldview
Integration of Christian Worldview in Practice

Discussion details:

The presenter will present for 30 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

In addition to the ethical challenges helping professionals often encounter daily with individual clients, patients or families, increasingly, workers face areas of moral tension between areas of  public policy and agency or professional expectations that may clash with their Christian faith. This discussion will identify key areas of tension between Christian faith  and professional practice and discuss implications and challenges for Christian professionals. Ideas for responding ethically using a worldview model will also be discussed along with a Q and A.

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.
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