About the Conference
The Counseling program at RTS has hosted the Conference on Christian Counseling for over 10 years. When the conferences began, the program was known as a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling. Today, the program is a Master of Arts in Counseling.
These Conferences on Christian Counseling engage with and explore frontiers in counseling from a Christian perspective in a format that allows counselors in the field to receive Continuing Education credits. Our conference is designed to expose current counseling students to these frontiers, to invite graduates to visit RTS again while receiving CE credits, and to offer CE credits to other counseling professionals throughout the state.
Conference speakers are leaders in the field speaking in areas of their expertise. This has become known around the state as one of the best professional conferences for counselors in our region. In addition to this biennial conference, we occasionally hold shorter workshops on special topics of interest.
2020 Conference on Christian Counseling
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately made the decision to cancel our 2020 RTS Conference on Christian Counseling. While we always look forward to hosting you at our educational experiences, after monitoring the pandemic over the past several months, the safety of our attendees and presenters must come first. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact Jaycee Terry at email@example.com.
Some of the keynote speakers we have hosted over the years include:
Dr. Curt Thompson, MD: A Beautiful Mind: The Gospel in the Language of Neuroscience
Dr. Daniel Sweeney, PhD, LMFT, LPC, RPT-S: The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma and Expressive Therapies
Dr. Diane Langberg, PhD: Counseling Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Dr. Mark Laaser, PhD: Treatment of Sexual Addiction
Sharon Hersh, MA, LPC: Beyond Addiction – Why Self-Help is Not Enough
Dr. Mark Yarhouse, PsyD: Sexual Identity Therapy Framework
Listen to Past Conferences
Dr. Caroline Neumann, Introduction to the Treatment of Eating Disordersand Leigh Hurley, IPhones, Social Media, and the Family
Dr. Bill Richardson, Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling with Couplesand Dr. Jim Hurley, Forgiveness
Dr. Bill Richardson, Contemporary Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling;Dr. Jim Hurley, Side by Side by Side;and Dr. Diane Langberg, Counseling Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Dr. John Cox, Marriage