Professional Counselor Training Series: Trauma + Attachment
Speaker: Dr. Dan Zink, Professor of Applied Theology and Counseling Cost: $25 Continuing Education hours: 1.5 Attachment is the key formative process in human experience. But, trauma distorts this essential-for-life process. In this session we will solidify our understanding of both attachment and trauma, and of the relationship between the two. To do so, Dan Zink will first develop a new view of integration of theology and theory. We will use this new view to anchor and deepen our understanding of the positive effects of attachment and the counter-effects of trauma. From this anchored and layered perspective, we will discuss treatment options for people suffering diminished attachment returns because of impacts of trauma in their lives. SERIES SCHEDULE: November 16, 2018: Trauma + EMDR with Dr. Mark Pfuetze January 25th, 2019: Trauma + Sexuality with Dr. Richard Winter February 13, 2019: The Science of Virtue (Austin Harrington Counseling Lectures) with Dr. Mark McMinn March 8, 2019: Trauma + Lament with Dr. Jeremy Ruckstaetter April 5, 2019: Trauma + Attachment with Dr. Dan Zink Sessions run 3:30-5:00pm on Fridays (except the Austin Harrington Counseling Lectures which run from 9am-4pm on a Wednesday), with a time for fellowship and reconnection at 3pm. All five sessions are applicaple for Missouri Continuing Education hours. SERIES OBJECTIVE: For the 2018-2019 training series, the topic is “Dimensions of Trauma.” “Trauma” is a buzz word in the counseling industry and seminars are being offered on all aspects of trauma by a breadth of organizations. However, there are few, if any, local seminaries in the St. Louis area covering this topic from a Biblical perspective. Over the course of this training series, the four lectures will: Explore the definitions of trauma (both “T” and “t”) and foundational concepts of counseling people affected by trauma, especially in the areas of grief, sexuality, families and relationships. Explore what reformed theology says about the realities and inevitability of trauma, and how to bring healing to individuals, families and communities affected by trauma. Critically consider and continually synthesize Christian theology and counseling. Raise awareness of cultural influences which shape our view of trauma. Outline ways in which counselors and believers in helping professions can bring healing to people affected by trauma. To encourage and enhance healing for those who have been sexually wounded and broken. Review therapy treatments for trauma, including EMDR.
12330 Conway Road
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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