School of Psychology & Counseling

Students and Faculty Present at AACC Conference

September 24, 2009

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The 2009 World Conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors was held September 16-19 in Nashville, TN.  The theme was “but Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17

Numerous Regent School of Psychology and Counseling faculty, students and alumni were featured presenters at the conference.

Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. and Jim Sells, PhD presented a Pre-Conference Workshop, “Christian Integrative Family Therapy: New Insights and Horizons”.  Mark Yarhouse is an Endowed Chair and professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral (PsyD) program, and Jim Sells is Program Director and professor in the Doctoral Program for Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD).

Mark Yarhouse, PsyD and Jill L. Kays, B.S., a student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral (PsyD) program, presented a workshop titled “Working with Mixed Sexual Orientation Couples”.

Dr. Jim Sells Barbara A. Steffens, PhD, a graduate of the Doctoral Program for Counselor Education and Supervision (DPCES) program, presented “Through a Trauma Lens:  Help and Hope for Partners of Sex Addicts”.

David Hall, M.A. and Erica S.N. Tan, PsyD presented “Teenage Sexuality and Person Identity”.  Erica Tan is an adjunct professor and a graduate of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Regent University.

Jeff Sim, PsyD, another alum from the Clinical Psychology program, presented “Understanding Severely Aggressive and Antisocial Youth”.

Katie Pecht

Katie Pecht, Assistant Director of Admissions, was also on hand as an exhibitor.  Katie hosted a reception for faculty, current students, and alumni of the SPC who were attending the Conference.  Almost 30 people joined her at Dave & Buster’s on Thursday evening.  It was a time of great fellowship, food and even some friendly billiard playing.  Look for a similar function next year, at ACA 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA!

The conference also featured workshops by Larry Crab, Chuck Colson, Gary Smalley, Henry Cloud, Gary Chapman and other leaders in the field of Christian counseling.

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