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Implications of Spirituality and Religion in Mental Health Treatment June 8-9, 2018 Roswell, GA

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  • 6-12 Contact Hours
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    Mountain Park Civic Center Roswell, GA
    Date: June 8-9, 2018

    Contact Hours:
    6-12 Contact Hours, Including 6 Ethics Hours
    Early Registration Cost:
    June 8, 2018 / $125
    June 9, 2018 / $125
    Both days (June 8-9) / $235
    Walk-In Cost at Gate:
    June 8, 2018 / $140
    June 9, 2018 / $140
    Both days (June 8-9) / $250


    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. 

    Any 1 day:            $125.00 pre-registered    $140.00 at the door

    Both days:           $235.00 pre-registered    $250.00 at the door                                                                                     



    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)

    Review of Day 1 Material and Day 1 Evaluations


    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 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 currently serves as the Clinical Supervisor for Advantage Behavioral Health System. 


    DIRECTIONS TO Mountain Park Civic Center

    112 Lakeshore Drive  Roswell, GA 30075

    From 285 North Loop: Take GA 400 North to exit 7B, Holcomb Bridge Road (Highway 92) going west. Remain on this road for 5.5 miles. This road will change names several times (W. Norcross, Woodstock, Alabama), but will continue straight. At the 5.5 mile mark, after the Super Target strip mall, you will go right on Mountain Park Road and remain on this road for 1.3 miles through three stop signs. On the first two stop signs, you will go straight, not bearing either left or right. At the third stop sign, Mountain Park Road will bear to the right. At the next stop sign, you will go right on Lakeshore Drive. The Civic Center will be the building closest to you on your left, at the near edge of the village green. You will enter to park at the first driveway on your left, with overflow parking available in two other parking areas.    

    From the South: Take I-85 North to 400 north, follow directions above to arrive at the Civic Center.

    From the West: Take 285 North loop East towards GA 400 and follow directions above.

    From the East: Take 285 North loop West towards GA 400 and follow directions above.

    From 575 North of Woodstock: Take I-75 South to exit 7, Alabama Road (Highway 92). Follow Highway 92 7.1 miles to Old Mountain Park Road and go left. Follow this road 1.1 miles until it dead ends at Mountain Park Road, go left, then follow directions above.


    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