Saturday, September 27, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Taking Sex Addiction Seriously
This workshop will provide an introduction to sex addiction as well as increase awareness on assessment of addictive tendencies. Etiology, treatment options, and resources will be discussed as well as the role of faith in treatment. Both the dangers and advantages of utilizing faith-based approaches to healing will be discussed.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
Understand the nature of sex addiction and how to assess for hypersexual behavior. Understand the cultural influences that make taking sex addiction seriously a challenge. Understand root causes of sex addiction and how those causes inform treatment. Have a working knowledge of the risk of "spiritual bypass" as a flawed treatment option. Increase knowledge about treatment options, techniques, and resources.
Tim Barber D.Min., LPCC-S, NCC, CSAT-S
Helping Pastoral Care Counselors Discover the Joys of Working With Transgender Clients
Through experiential exercises and dialogue we will cover basic understandings of the complexities of providing counseling in the field of Transgender care. We will look at the recommended Standards of Care, the opportunities for spiritual ministry, and the mental health aspects of working with this population.
1. Increase supervisor understanding of and empathy for the internal conflict that gender dysphoria can create.
2. Introduce supervisors to the complexity of terms, diagnosis guidelines and protocols used in working with Transgender clients.
3. Give supervisors a prototype of a treatment plan they can share with students that are working with Transgender clients.
Sherry L. Steinbock, LMFT
MAMFT, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; AAMFT Supervisor; AASECT Certified Sexuality Therapist
Saturday, September 27, 10:15 - 11:45AM
Working Effectively With Internet Pornography Abusing and Dependent Individuals
This workshop will offer research on the pervasiveness of Internet pornography use, its impact on individuals and families, and resources
to deal with the problem. Each participant will be given a free copy of the presenter’s booklet: Getting Internet Pornography Out of Your Life which comes in two versions, one Roman Catholics and the other Non-Denominational Christian.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
Know the statistical research on pornography and porn users and their families.
Become acquainted with one assessment tool for determining the impact of an individual’s porn use.
Learn ways to use the assessment to motivate the individual to take action on the problem.
Be offered tools to help users stop and stay stopped.
Explore ways to help families and child users cope with peer pressure.
Chris Countryman, MA (Religious Studies), MSW, LCSW, MAC, CADAC II
Keeping your Light Shining: Preventing Burnout in Counseling
The cost of caring can be high for those involved in counseling work. In this interactive presentation, attendees will 1) learn to identify burnout symptoms in themselves and others. Additionally, 2) the presenter will discuss a variety of strategies to prevent burnout and improve self-care. And 3) because counselors attribute their own meaning and value to their work, the self-plan must be individualized and consider both the person and the work environment.
Susannah Coaston, Ed.D., PCC-S
Saturday, September 27, 2:30 - 5:00PM
Ethics and Value Based Conflicts in Addressing Sexual Issues
This workshop includes exploring your personal values about sexuality as part of your professional identity, and recognizing how those values impact ethical decisions. The presentation has a special emphasis on working with victims of sex abuse and includes a 4 step guide to help you process value based conflicts.
1. Participants will identify a personal value about sexuality as part of their professional identity.
2. Participants will identify potential conflicts with personal values and professional values.
3. Participants will be able to name the 4 steps to ethical bracketing to assist with processing value based conflict.
4. Participants will gain at least 3 specific insights about addressing ethical issues in counseling victims of sex abuse.
Rebecca Born, MSW, LISW-S, Director, Connections: A Safe Place