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Saturday, April 2, 2016  •  9 am

Cairn University’s Oasis Counseling Center and Graduate Counseling Department will host an event for counselors, pastors, lay leaders, and students to learn about and grow in the field of counseling while integrating the faith in Christ we all share.

Our lineup of experienced and distinguished speakers will provide attendees with an assortment of knowledge, training, and tools to challenge, equip, and inspire counselors in their field.

  • Counselors can get an in depth look at current issues and topics in the field
  • Prospective students are introduced to Cairn University’s counseling faculty
  • Graduate Counseling Alumni can enrich their currents connections
  • Counselors, social workers, pastors, and ministry leaders can expand their professional networks

Conference Schedule & Speakers

Dr. Philip HenryKeynote Speaker:
Dr. Philip Henry
Associate Professor of Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University

BA, Palm Beach Atlantic University, ’79; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MS, Chestnut Hill College; PhD, Temple University; Licensed Psychologist.

Dr. Henry taught in psychology and counseling programs at several schools including Temple University, Chestnut Hill College, Eastern College, and Palm Beach Atlantic University where he also served as the director of graduate counseling.

8:30-9:00 AM

Chatlos Lobby
9:00-10:15 AM
Welcome & Keynote Address
Dr. Philip Henry, Chatlos Chapel

10:30-11:30 AM
Session 1 Options:

An Inoculation Against Sexual Misconduct
Dr. David Wiedis (JD, MS)
Manor Hall

Sin, Grace and Shame: Transforming Failure
Dr. Jeffrey Black (MA, MAR, LPC, PhD)
Chatlos Chapel

The Integration Process of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Faith
Dr. William Librizzi (MA, MS, LPC, PsyD)
BLC 210

12:00-1:00 PM
Break for Lunch:

Regular Attendees
Furman Dining Commons

Prospective Students & Faculty Panel Discussion
Highlander Café

1:00-2:00 PM
Session 2 Options:

Making the Church a Safe Place
Dr. Philip Monroe (MAR, MA, PsyD)
Chatlos Chapel

How to Foster Vulnerability During the Initial Stage of Group Development
Sarah Ensslen (MS, LPC)
Manor Hall

The Impact Intimacy with God has in Faith and Practice
Dr. James Meyer (MS, EdD)
BLC 210

2:15-3:15 PM
Session 3 Options:

Cutting Edge Supervision: Professional Development of New Counselors
Baron King (MS, LPC, NCC)
BLC 210

The Redemptive Role of Shame in the Process of Sanctification
Dr. Keith Plummer (PhD)
Manor Hall

Counseling and Leadership: The Delicate Balance of Providing Care and Setting Direction in Your Organization
John Stange (MS)
Chatlos Chapel

Resumé Development: A Step-by-Step Guide for Counselors
Teri Catanio (MS)
BL 110

3:30-4:30 PM
Session 4 Options:

Personal Life Transitions and the Professional: Cultivating an Arsenal of Truth & Resilience
Dr. Penny Freeman (MS, LPC, EdD)
BLC 210

Understanding the Structure of the Fallen Human Personality  
Dr. Randall Hicks (PsyD, MABC, MABS)
Chatlos Chapel

God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man (as seen in Psalm 139)
Rev. Chuck Arnold (MA)
Manor Hall

4:30-5:00 PM
Networking Event
Eastburn Gallery


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