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EMDR Individual and Group Consultation
Once you have completed EMDR basic training, putting it to use in your practice is the next step.
Consultation is a great way to continue to develop your skills in case conceptualization, blocked processing, cognitive interweaves and more. Clinicians who follow basic training with consultation, whether seeking certification or not, are more likely to use EMDR in their practice. The Center offers individual and group consultation for clinicians seeking certification, as well as certified clinicians who wish to become consultants.
May 2021 | Webinar
OLOGY | Continuing Education
A cherished opportunity. It is difficult to overstate the impact Dr. Kenneth Pargament has had on psychology as a field. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Bowling Green State University. His career has produced hundreds of academic articles that have been cited by thousands more. He is a recipient of the distinguished Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, and he is often listed as one of the most influential psychologists living today
Dr. Pargament spoke to a web audience of over 140 about that sacred relationship between faith and mental health. He highlighted the ways that people draw on faith to cope with life stressors, instructed ways that clinicians and approach faith psychotherapy, and suggested that faith leaders might address spiritual struggles among their congregants.
August 2020 | Webinar
OLOGY | A Dialogue
Thank you to the 100+ attendees including faith leaders, nonprofit leaders and mental health professionals who joined us via Zoom to begin and continue a conversation about understanding racism and anti-racism and how psychology and theology can bridge the racial divide.
In the wake of national tragedies, members of The Center community came together for an online panel discussion, sharing ideas, experiences, and clinical reflections of the roles race plays in individual therapy, ministry, and in society at large. Drawing on the expertise of The Center’s own staff and board, the diverse panel wove together scientific literature, candid expressions of personal experience, and clinical/ministerial insights that might build bridges across the chasms apparent in American life. Ongoing continuing education credits provided.
Because of COVID-19 this was The Center’s first webinar and deemed a success. The webinar was covered by Baptist Global News.
March 2020 | Continuing Education
OLOGY | A Seminar
An hour-long continuing education breakfast for mental health care providers and faith leaders alike. Dr. Nathaniel R. Strenger, The Center’s Director of Clinical Advancement, spoke to the myriad ways people draw on faith to cope with life’s stressors. As the social science illuminates, different approaches to religious coping yield different outcomes. Knowing the ins and outs, the ups and downs, can help the pastor and the clinician in surprising ways. In retrospect, a timely reflection as weeks later the world tumbled into a global pandemic that has forced all to grapple with existential stressors. This event was held at our church partner Northway Christian Church.
October 2019 | CFT
OLOGY | A Dialogue
Wisdom, hope, community, trust, and bridge-building were just a few themes attendees said they took from OLOGY 2019.
A heartfelt thanks to Rabbi Michael Cohen, Imam Azhar Subedar, Reverend Dr. Irie Session, Father Wade Bass, and Dr. Amy Fisher-Smith from the University of Dallas. These stellar individuals, each holding a position of leadership in her or his faith tradition, came together to discuss mental health, interfaith violence around the globe, and theologies of suffering with The Center’s CEO Dr. Brad Schwall. This luncheon event was a sobering, but undeniably hopeful, event that drew the attention of DFW’s public radio station, KERA. You can read more about the coverage here. This event was held at the Communities Foundation of Texas.
April 2019 | Trinity Groves
50th Anniversary Celebration
We gathered to celebrate our 50th anniversary at 3015 at Trinity Groves with Grammy-winning Asleep at the Wheel, boot-scootin' fun from the dazzling Lake Highlands Wranglers and emcee Sonia Azad with WFAA-TV 8. Click HERE to revisit the fun or see what you missed!
October 2018 | Symposium
OLOGY | A Dialogue Between Psychology and Theology
OLOGY’s big inauguration. A momentous gathering of mental health care providers, faith leaders, and other community helpers gleaned wisdom from our keynote speaker, Dr. Mark McMinn. Dr. McMinn is a widely published psychologist and academic drawing the attention of clergy and clinicians alike. Over lunch, he treated our OLOGY crowd to an enlightening and entertaining bunch of insights all a part of his book The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church. The half-day event was rounded out by an interprofessional panel and breakout sessions that included Dr. Holly Oxhandler of Baylor University and Dr. Sarah Feuerbacher of Southern Methodist University among others. This event was held at our church partner First Methodist Church Richardson.