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Implications of Spirituality and Religion in Mental Health Treatment May 24-25, 2018 Jefferson, GA

$ 125.00

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  • 6-12 Contact Hours
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    Jefferson Civic Center    65 Kissam St.   Jefferson , GA 30549
    Date: May 24-25, 2018   Day 2 Postponed

    Contact Hours:
    6-12 Contact Hours, Including 6 Ethics Hours
    Early Registration Cost:
    May 24, 2018 / $125
    May 25, 2018  Postponed
    Walk-In Cost at Gate:
    May 24, 2018 / $140
    May 25, 2018 Postponed


    Implications of Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment

    Presenting a two-day  conference, comprised of up to 12 hours of learning, and 6 ethics hours, to provide the mental health clinician with a comprehensive introductory overview of implications of religion and spirituality in mental health practice. This conference will also include 6 hours of  Ethics. 

    Day 1:            $125.00 pre-registered    $140.00 at the door

    Both days:          Day 2 postponed                                                                                    



    Approval for Professional Counselors to be provided by LPCA. 

    Approval for social workers to be provided by NASW GA 

    This course is not NBCC approved.


    Conference Day One (9:15 AM to 5 PM with breaks, 6 Contact Hours, including 6 hours of ethics)

    Objectives for Day One

    1. Clarify personal values by becoming aware of and examining ideas, feelings, and attitudes about a broad range of the cognitive, affective, and behavioral aspects of religion and spirituality.
    2. Establish and maintain a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic context for assessing and addressing a full spectrum of beliefs and values related to religion and spirituality.
    3. Comprehend strategies and tools for the assessment of clients’ religious and spiritual life and the interaction of that aspect of their life with other life components.
    4. Understand how to integrate aspects of a client’s religious and spiritual life from other presentations of cultural diversity.
    5. Apply guidelines from the Code of Ethics addressing ethical approaches to cultural diversity to assessment and applications in treatment of clients’ religious and spiritual life.
    6. Apply best practices in ethical decision making to working successfully with clients’ religious and spiritual life.
    7. Know how to establish appropriate professional boundaries between the clinician’s own religious and spiritual orientation and practices and the religious and spiritual orientation of the client.

    Day 1 of the conference will include interactive scenario analysis, interactive role playing, and the practice of techniques incorporating knowledge from the presentation of material


    Conference Day Two (9:15 AM to 5 PM with breaks, 6 Contact Hours)

    Day 2 has been postponed


    Objectives for Day Two

    1. Grasp the knowledge base around the most important aspects of religious and spiritual life for the religions most likely to be encountered in mental health treatment: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Unitarian/Universalism (UU), agnosticism.
    2.Understand the core vocabulary and concepts associated with religious and spiritual life.
    3. Learn how to integrate religious and spiritual material within best practices approaches and techniques for mental health treatment: psychoeducation, metaphor, Cognitive Behavioral approaches, psychodynamic approaches, systems approaches, and post-modern approaches.
    4. Understand the ways in which religious and spiritual life overlap with the core knowledge base of 21st Century mental health treatment: object relations theory, attachment theory, affective neuroscience.
    5. Integrate the program material into actionable approaches and techniques through the use of experiential learning and scenario analysis.

    Day 2 of the conference will include detailed scenario analysis, interactive role playing, and the practice of techniques incorporating knowledge from the presentation of material in day 1 and day 2


    About your trainers:

    Charlie Safford, LCSW is the founder and President of, Inc., a knowledge company that works with professional organizations such as LPCA and NASW GA to provide continuing education curriculum to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide. He has over 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering best practices training programs for business and mental health audiences. 


    Barbara McLaughlin, MDiv, MSW, LCSW is the founder and President of CEU Options, a Georgia based continuing education company. She is a clinician with over thirty years of experience as a pastoral counselor and social worker, and over twenty-five years as a supervisor, director, and coordinator of social services. She is an EMDR, Level II Trained Therapist, and experienced training developer and trainer, and most recently served as the Clinical Supervisor for Advantage Behavioral Health System. 


    DIRECTIONS TO Jefferson Civic Center

    65 Kissam St. Jefferson, GA 30549

    From 85 North or South: Take exit 37 and go South on GA 129, then Business 129 South to the center of Jefferson. Take a left on Sycamore St (GA-15, which becomes GA-82). Kissam St. will be a left hand turn. Follow Kissam St. to the Civic Center. 

    Refund Policy: 

    Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the conference. Cancellations received less than two weeks from the start of the conference will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs up until the day before the conference. Cancellations received after the last day before the start of the conference will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid amount may be applied towards other live or online courses from