A. Current Issues in Professional Ethics Steven S. Ivy
Professional ethics are a core competency within all counseling and pastoral professions. Frequent review of expectations, dangers, and healthy strategies is required in order to maintain compassionate, skillful, and healthy work. This workshop will utilize didactic, discussion, and experiential methods of learning.
Goals: To re-examine core expectations with the AAPC Code of Ethics. To learn challenges to professional conduct frequently heard by associational and state ethics committees. To explore new challenges presented by social media opportunities. To develop strategies to exceed ethical expectations.
B. The Multifaceted Spiritual Quotient Inventory (MSQI): Case presentation of instrument within a counseling or spiritual direction client. Stephen J. Boyd Ph.D, D.Min, FAAPC
The workshop will attempt to introduce the participants to the Multifaceted Spiritual Quotient Inventory (MSQI), and develop a working knowledge of how spiritual intelligence plays a part in and acts as a catalyst to growth and change. We will explore factors within the MSQI that influence spiritual intelligence and applications to clinical issues within the counseling process.
Goals: To learn the multifaceted dimensions of spiritual measurement, and applications within counseling. To learn how to conceptualize a case using the MSQI. To learn how the MSQI can be used in healthcare research. Reflections with the participants, and how their spiritual intelligence affects their counseling practice.
C. Coming Out as a Spiritual Journey: Spiritually integrated psychotherapy with LGBT persons Kelsey Hanlon, MA Mental Health Counseling
How are we as pastoral counselors providing care to LGBT persons? What helps and hinders our ability and desire to provide care to LGBT persons? How can we fulfill our mission “to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities” who have often been wounded by spiritual and religious experiences? This workshop will focus on the spiritual nature of the coming out journey and provide tools for the pastoral counselor to integrate spirituality into work with LGBT persons. We will explore the developmental tasks of coming out, identify spiritual concerns for LGBT persons and families, recognize common spiritually toxic stereotypes that hinder spiritual development, and pinpoint common reactions to spirituality experienced by LGBT persons. Tools and topics for further reflection on how to work with these unique spiritual concerns in the clinical setting will be explored. We will also reflect and discover our own reactions, thoughts, feelings, and hesitations to working with LGBT persons and their families.
Goals: Identify spiritual concerns for LGBT persons and their families Name the stages of the coming out process Recognize what discourages spiritual development for LGBT persons and the toxic stereotypes from which these stem Utilize new clinical understandings to help LGBT persons overcome spiritually toxic stereotypes and foster spiritual development Articulate and think about ways in which coming out is a spiritual experience Pinpoint common reactions to spirituality that LGBT persons may experience Identify and explore their own countertransference/self-of-the-therapist reactions to working with LGBT persons Wrestle with the potential ethical implications of their countertransference/self-of-the-therapist reactions in working or not working with LGBT persons
Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:30 AM
D. An Exercise in Critical Ethics: Conversations Regarding Dying and Death Steven S. Ivy
Professional ethics requires solid existential well-being on the part of the practitioner. Dying and death are fundamental threats to well-being, and are at the root of many ethical challenges. This workshop will enable exploration of these themes and offer tools that the professional can use personally and professionally to engage in critical conversations.
Goals: To explore attitudes related to conversations regarding one’s own dying To explore attitudes related to conversations regarding loved ones’ dying To learn the existential connections that root these conversations in core ethical functions To build skills for personal and professional well-being, and thus solid ethical practices
E. "Essential Principles for Building a Pastoral Counseling Practice" Steven Ingram Building and maintaining a viable pastoral counseling practice requires one to consider many elements that contribute to the "referral pipeline." This workshop will explore a "menu" of actions guided by essential principles that will grow your pastoral counseling ministry.
Goals: Explore ten (10) essential principles for building a pastoral counseling practice. Each participant will begin to formulate their own pastoral counseling marketing strategy.
F. "Exploring the Ninth Concept: Bowen Theory and Spirituality as a Resource for Leadership" Emlyn Ott
Murray Bowen was one of a number of practicing psychiatrists, coaches and therapists who changed the face of understanding the human being in relationship with families and organizations during the 1950’s and 60’s. Toward the end of his life, he spent time exploring what he termed the “supernatural” aspects of life, and considered the possibility of developing a “ninth concept” to his theory that would encompass spirituality and faith life. Bowen theory has impacted how we think about organizations and leadership, particularly with the applications offered by Ed Friedmann, Peter Steinke, Ron Richardson and many others. This workshop will draw from the foundations established by Bowen, and explore the work of a number of current thinkers who consider the application and integration of belief systems and community life to be integral to healthy and thoughtful living.
Goals Develop a basic understanding of Bowen’s view on spirituality Hear about research currently being developed around Bowen theory and spirituality Experience some applications of a Bowen view of spirituality as it relates to coaching, therapy and leadership process in organizations.