Mental Health Goes to Church
Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
3.5 “Core” Contact Hours approved through the LPCA-GA.
3.5 “Related” Hours of continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs in GA.
Mental Health Goes to Church: One in 17 Americans is diagnosed with a serious mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Nearly 9 percent of Americans aged 12 and older—an estimated 22.6 million people—report using illicit drugs. Pastors have the challenging task of ministering faith and hope, while remaining in tune with the everyday issues of their congregations.
Studies have shown that mental health professionals tend to be less open to religious beliefs than the average American. Christians who could benefit from counseling or other mental health services are often wary of counseling because of fears that their faith will not be understood or concerns that counseling will open the door to anti-Christian influences in their life.
As a result, 40 percent of the people in the church will go to their pastor first when they are in a mental health or addiction crisis. This seminar, led by a team of dually-trained professional counselors and pastors is designed to assist Professional Counselors, Christian Lay-Counselors, Pastors, and Church Leaders in addressing the historical tension and contemporary issues that create social and emotional treatment barriers for people of faith.
When & Where
New Seasons Counseling, Coaching & Consulting, LLC
New Seasons Counseling, Coaching and Consulting, LLC is where new seasons begin.
COUNSELING: Providing individual, couples and family counseling.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Addiction & Recovery
- Depression and Anxiety
- Marriage and Pre-Marital Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Work and Career issues
As licensed professional counselors, we work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, marriage counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, you will receive highly personalized attention tailored to your individual needs to help attain the personal growth you are striving for.
CHRISTIAN COACHING: Providing help with personal goals, direction, career planning or Christian spiritual growth.
- Life Coaching
- Spiritual Growth
- Career Planning
- Professional Development
- New Directions
Maybe you know where you want to go but need a clear plan to get there. Perhaps you are clueless as to where you are even going. Or you might be somewhere in between those two. Together, we'll explore what God has placed inside of you and consider what that means for your life. As your Coach, we will work with you to help you set and attain goals toward the personal, spiritual, or professional progress that you desire.
CONSULTING: Providing training, keynotes, workshop facilitation, project consultation to:
- Organizations: Strategic Planning, Conference Speaker, Workshop Facilitator
- Churches: Leadership Training; Strategic Planning; Project; Women's Ministry Development; Pastoral and Lay Counselor Training for Addictions and Mental Health Problems
- Corporations: Lunch and Learn Events; Professional Development Seminars
- Treatment Providers: Staff Training in Treatment Planning/Assessment; GAIN Training; Cultural Sensitivity in Diagnosis and Treatment
As a Consultant, Dr. Stevens has been privileged to train groups of diverse audiences across the country and abroad. Whether for a group of 4 or 400, every training or consultative service is tailored to suit your needs.