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PTSD (Curtis Solomon & Greg Gifford)
Bob & Ann Maree Goudzwaard discuss counseling questions on PTSD with two veterans: Curtis Solomon (Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition) and Greg Gifford (Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University).
Helping the Family Through PTSD
Families are often the ones most influenced by PTSD, and also the ones most qualified to minister to their loved one with PTSD. This session will help the counselor equip the family to become a helpful environment and influence for biblical change.
Helping the Individual Through PTSD
Having established hope that God’s Word addresses this challenging topic, this session will offer some specific ways the counselor can help the counselee to move forward.
PTSD as an Interpretive Phenomenon
The way one interprets the original trauma influences the way they respond to the trauma. This session will help the attendee understand what encourages individuals to interpret trauma in certain ways, and how to help them form a biblical worldview.
Receiving the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be scary or even debilitating to a person. It can also be intimidating to a biblical counselor who wants to help. The goal of this session is to pull back the shroud of mystery that makes PTSD so scary for both counselor and counselee, and offer the assurance that God’s Word does address this challenging issue.
Hear the Addict’s Story, Retell the Addict’s Story
Our help comes in two parts: knowing a person’s story and knowing Scripture’s retelling of their story. Both are essential. In this session you will learn to really listen to your counselees and then help them reshape their stories from a biblical perspective.
Helping Women Who Have Had Abortions
This workshop helps you identify and understand the post-abortive woman and then leading her though the steps of confession, forgiveness, and real freedom that only Christ can offer.
A Life of Trust-Choosing to Accept God’s Plan
Is suffering part of the context of your life? In this look at Psalm 28 you will learn from King David’s example how to live a life of trust. You can accept God’s plan for your life as you come to know his character and chooose to believe his promises.
Putting Your Past In Its Place part 1
How should Christians think about their past? How does your answer affect the way you process life’s challenges? How does it affect the way you counsel? This two-part session will explore what God’s Word says about the importance and potential impact of events from your past.
Complaining: Rewriting the Story God is Writing
Do you find yourself complaining about the past—wishing you could rewrite your story? In this session you will learn that complaining is a very powerful sin that tries to undo what God has done and is doing. Be encouraged! God invites you to embrace the story He is writing.
The Past: Turning Satan’s Playground into a Battleground
Often the past is an enemy stronghold in people’s lives, hindering them from service and usefulness as well as straining relationships. This session explores biblical truths that can effectively help people battle the enemy and find strength and perspective through Christ.
Bringing God’s Peace to a Bitter Heart
Many people struggle with bitterness about what has happened to them in the past. Like Naomi, they may even be embittered against the Lord. How does one counsel a Naomi? This session will explore a case study of a male version of Naomi.
Putting Your Past In Its Place part 2
Is your past “one big lump”? Is it possible that some of us have challenges in this area in part because we have not thought as precisely and specifically as God’s Word would direct? This session will attempt to help us identify biblical categories for events from the past.
Helping People with a Difficult Financial Past
How do we counsel people who can’t make ends meet, have lost their jobs, or are overwhelmed with debt? This session will seek to answer some of the most common questions about finances and money management from a biblical perspective.
Making Peace With the Past and Our Inquiring Minds
If God is sovereign why do certain things happen the way they do? This message from Ecclesiastes expounds the truth of God’s sovereignty, the validity of wanting to know why, and God’s remedy for His children in this life.
Forgetting the Past While Pressing On
Are you aware what serial relationships can do to your chances for a permanent relationship? It is even possible to overcome your past trauma? Are feelings never to be trusted? This workshop teaches some vital concepts for enduring relationships.
PTSD – When Your Past is Your Present
Dr. Charles Hodges, MD. examines the definition and characteristics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, gives descriptions of the symptoms and suffering, and offers biblical hope in dealing with tramautic past experiences.