2014 Marriage & Family Therapy Conference
October 9-10

To listen to complete audio for the conference, click here.
Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackon, MS
Approved for 12 CE hours, including 4 ethics hours, through the MBOE for LMFTs.  RTS is also an NBCC approved CEU provider.

Featuring Keynote Speaker - Dr. Diane Langberg

Dr. Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy.  She is the director of Diane Langberg, PhD & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors.  Dr. Langberg has expertise in many areas, including sexual and domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders.  

Session Descriptions

Diane Langberg, PhD
Counseling Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Total CEUs: 6  Ethics CEUs: 1
Statistics in the United States suggest 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males are sexually abused prior to the age of 18.  Some of these individuals are chronically abused throughout childhood.  Unfortunately many clients seek counseling for relief of depression and anxiety and are never asked about possible childhood trauma.  It is critical that therapists be aware of both the frequency and possible impact of such abuse, understand how to treat it effectively and ethically, as well as care for themselves as they do so.

Bill Richardson, PhD, LMFT (Bio)
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
Total CEUs: 3  Ethics CEUs: 3
Participants will review and consider the most recent AAMFT Code of Ethics (and underlying ethical principles contained in the Helping field literature and other service provider Codes).  They will also gain an understanding of the significance of consensus of qualified persons in the process of ethical decision making.  Participants can increase knowledge of current MFT consensus on topics such as e-therapy, same-sex parenting, reparative therapy California law, and multicultural knowledge and critical patriotism in MFT training and supervision.

Jim Hurley, PhD, DPhil, LMFT (Bio)
Side by Side by Side
Total CEUs: 3  Ethics CEUs: 0

A comparative, synoptic look at major contemporary approaches to individual and couple therapy against a backdrop of neuroscience and biblical epistemology and anthropology.  Treatment approaches to be examined include IFS, Johnson’s EFT, PET-C, Gottman therapy, Greenberg’s multiplicity view of EFT and Young’s Schema Therapy.


7:45 - 8:15       Registration
8:20 - 8:30       Welcome and Opening Address
8:30 - 10:00     Bill Richardson, PhD
           Contemporary Ethical Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
10:00 - 10:15   Break
10:20 - 11:50   Bill Richardson (cont’d)
11:50 - 1:15     Lunch Provided: Patterson’s Porch
1:15 - 2:45       Jim Hurley, PhD
            Side by Side by Side
2:45 - 3:00       Break
3:00 - 4:45       Jim Hurley (cont’d)

8:30                 Introduction
8:35 - 10:00     Diane Langberg, PhD
           Counseling Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
10:00 - 10:15   Break
10:20 - 11:50   Diane Langberg (cont’d)
11:50 - 1:00     Lunch Provided: Patterson’s Porch
1:15 - 2:45       Diane Langberg (cont’d)
2:45 - 3:00       Break
3:00 - 4:45       Diane Langberg (cont’d)
4:45                 Closing


To register, use the registration form found here, and send it to RTS. 


See the brochure for cost/fees information. The cost includes lunch on Thursday and Friday. Early registration ends September 24; all registrations must be in by October 9. Full-time students and pastors may register for a discount, and no CE credit.


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