"Regent University continues to be a resource for the continuation of my training. May God continue to bless this campus."

- Dr. Lynn Duffy

Workshops & Seminars

All Workshops and Seminars are Open to the Public with Registration

Many workshops have Limited Space.
Register Early to ensure you will be able to attend.

Trauma Training: Compassion Stress Management

Date and Location:

Date: September 13, 2013
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Regent University Administration Building Room 218

Presentation Description:

This workshop introduces attendees to the concept of compassion stress/fatigue, symptoms, and contributing factors using findings from research, theory, and videos.  It also trains attendees in recognizing and assessing the symptoms of compassion stress/fatigue, while providing them with useful and effective skills in combating compassion stress/fatigue in their own life and in the lives of their clients or colleagues. 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, university faculty, social workers, school administrators, and teachers, and students


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Trauma Training: Compassion Fatigue Therapist

Date and Location:

Date: September 14, 2013
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Regent University Classroom Building (CRB), Room 206 Untill around 9:30 a.m. and then CRB, Room 228

Presentation Description:

This workshop is designed to train attendees in assessing and treating the traumatized practitioner by exploring a specific approach to wellness transformation and factors in wellness preparation.  It also prepares attendees to overcome possible barriers inhibiting wellness transformation and how to prevent remission and manage stress in the future. 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, university faculty, social workers, school administrators, and teachers, and students.

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CISM - Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention – Combo Course

Date and Location:

Dates: June 21-23, 2013
Time: Approx. - 8:00am - 5:30pm each day
Location: TBD

Presentation Description:

This 3-day course combines all of the content of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation's Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention courses. Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) are NOT intended to be psychotherapy. Crisis intervention is sometimes referred to as 'emotional first aid' and is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. The core elements of this comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual and group crisis intervention. Participants will be prepared with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis intervention techniques and a wide range of crisis intervention services. Group techniques include demobilizations, defusing, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).

Target Audience:

Mental Health Professionals, Crisis & Disaster Responders, Police, Fire, EMTs, Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Clergy, Chaplins, Ministers, Pastoral Counselors, Military, Emergency Room Personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Employee Assistance Programs, and School Personnel

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Music, Learning & the Brain: The Effect of Brain Dominance on Learning Math and Science

Date and Location:

Dates: Saturday: March 9, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Location: Regent University Classroom Building, Room 227

Learn how to “turn on” students’ brains with music! Virginia Deal Largent will explain left and right hemisphere dominances and their impact on math and science. She
will shed light on the physical reactions of the brain to stimuli particularly during music, singing and moving. This cogent delivery system addresses students with needs
ranging from special education to gifted abilities. The workshop is interactive, entertaining and the skills taught are immediately applicable to the classroom.

Target Audience:

Parents, Pre-K to 12 teachers, school principals, guidance counselors, Sunday school teachers, educational therapists, PTA members, individuals involved in education.

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Center for Trauma Studies Workshop
Series 2013

The Center for Trauma Studies provides opportunities to be trained according to Green Cross, Red Cross, FEMA, Global Aid Network (GAIN), and Operation Blessing standards. Additional workshops or training in critical incident stress management (CISM), thought-field/emotion field therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma incident reduction will be offered as the program continues to develop. Continuing education hours are available.

Eldred Psychology Colloquium Series

The Eldred Psychology Colloquium Series brings outstanding professionals and scientists in psychology and related fields to the campus. Past speakers have addressed a wide range of topics, from marital work with difficult couples to evolving roles for psychology in health care. The colloquium series has featured leading psychological researchers, anthropologists, military psychologists, presidents of APA and its divisions, and philosophers to give our academic community cutting edge access to the world of psychological science. Continuing education hours are available.

Power of Letting Go

Date to be Determined

This one-day workshop will present training skills and methodology for individuals and professionals who seek alternative, biblical, Christ-centered tools for dealing with unresolved trauma and stress with a goal of releasing past issues for themselves and their clients. It is both educational and designed to be an experience for the participants involved. Case studies and testimonies will provide a hands on approach toward inner healing of conflict, sources of stress and emotional trauma.

From the workshop, insights will be gained as to the inner motivations and drives of those who are conflicted based upon their inner beliefs. These beliefs will be discovered, dissected and replaced with life-transforming truth, engaging both the intellectual and experiential levels of the inner self.

DISCLAIMER: This seminar may contain case studies that could be offensive or emotionally disturbing to some individuals.

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A Survival Guide for English Speakers, Teaching English in a Mission Environment - Level 2

Date to be Determined

Teaching English is a great way to forge relationships with internationals abroad
who desire to learn the language. Endless opportunities abound for this type of
outreach regardless of your education background or experience.

Have you considered a short-term mission trip abroad, but had reservations because you thought you weren’t adequately equipped? Have you been a part of a teaching team overseas but would like some fresh ideas to boost your effectiveness?  Have you desired to connect with those of other cultures, but don’t know how? Join us for an introduction to teaching English overseas on short term mission trips. You will learn tried and true methods of planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons. In addition you will learn ways to build relationships and share Christ with those of other cultures in a non-threatening manner. This class will also help build your confidence in sharing Christ with others while teaching English.

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Restoring the Addicted, Angry, and Abused - Twelve Weeks Toward Sanity
Date to be Determined

Addicted - Depressed Drinker

In this engaging workshop, Founder of Recovery for the City/ Recovery for Life, Paul Hardy, will present the combined therapy of the Twelve Steps, prayer for inner healing, and solution focused therapy for those who suffer from addictions. 

The presenter will discuss a Christ-centered, transformational model of recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviors, historic woundedness, and life-altering habits using a faith-based option for court-ordered individuals to seek restitution and a new lifestyle. A result of partnerships which have combined the years of experience and practice of several non-profit organizations (Recovery for Life, People in Need, Onesimus Ministries, Transitions: Home for Hope and others) as well as local churches have provided this results oriented model. 

DISCLAIMER: This seminar may contian case studies and demonstrations that could be offensive or emotionally disturbing to some individuals.

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From Research to Practice: Creating Multicultural Leaders and Counselors who Empower!

Date to be Determined

One of the major challenges facing the field of counseling is the helping professionals’ ability to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Students and clients seek help regarding their mental health, academic, and developmental needs from qualified culturally competent helping professionals. However, though counselors, teachers, administrators, and organizational leaders are adequately educated they often lack proficiency when creating and implementing multicultural policies, interventions, or initiatives that foster growth and development of underrepresented students and clients. As a result, professionals often feel ill-equipped to interact, engage, and intervene with this population in a cultural context. As such, well-meaning, experienced, highly trained counselors, teachers, educators, and organizations may fall short of their desired goals to serve all students and clients effectively.

This workshop will examine and explore issues of cultural competence, privilege, oppression, and leadership as it pertains to working with youth, adolescents, and adults in various settings. The audience will be provided with a review of the ASCA National Model and AMCD Multicultural Competencies, and discuss how these competencies can be operationalized and integrated into their various work settings. Two experienced university faculty members will present research on the multicultural competencies and demonstrate how individuals, organizations, and agency leaders may inadvertently create institutions, policies, activities, and counseling interventions that may cause historically underrepresented students and clients to feel oppressed, alienated, and disempowered. The workshop facilitators will then present solutions and strategies that can be implemented, at the individual, institutional, and community levels that may aid in helping staff to effectively create environments and interactions that are in line with the multicultural competencies. The outcome goals of this workshop will be accomplished through informational, interactive, and exploratory conversations and activities. Attendees will be given practical interventions and research-based best practices that may help them engage and aid underrepresented students and clients.

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Association of Christian Therapists International Conference:

New Date to be Determined | Past Workshop: October 4-7, 2012 | Marriott Chicago, Schaumburg, IL

>> Christian Healthcare as a Vocation and Profession | 10/4/12 | 3 CEs
>> Listening, the New, Radical Act of Healthcare | 10/4/12 | 3 CEs
>> Life in the Spirit Seminar (Part I) | 10/5/12 | 1.5 CEs
>> Healing Prayer on Holy Ground | 10/5/12 | 1 CE
>> Called to Compassion: Contending with the Powers in Healthcare | 10/5/12 | 1 CE
>> Panel Discussion/Q&A (with Healing Manual Team facilitation) | 10/5/12 | 1 CE
>> Healing the Trauma of the Broken Church | 10/5/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> The Value and Experience of a Biblically Based Group Meditation for Psychological/Spiritual Healing | 10/5/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> A Spirituality of Power: Living into Divine Energy | 10/5/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Healing our Souls, Mind and Heart: Incorporating Animals into Our Daily Lives | 10/5/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Specialty Group: Psychotherapists Group Topic: The Christian Psychotherapists Approach to the Psychological and Spiritual Problems of Postmodernism | 10/5/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Life in the Spirit Seminar (Part II) | 10/6/12 | 1.5 CEs
>> Listening, the Sacrament of Encounter | 10/6/12 | 1 CE
>> Panel Discussion w/ Healing Manual Team Facilitation | 10/6/12 | 1 CE
>> Life in the Spirit Seminar (Part IIl) | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Clinical Legitimacy of Integrating Christian Spirituality in the Secular Treatment Setting | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Denial of Mental Health Services to the Elderly: A Matter of Social Justice | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Exploring the Problem of Hatred: Psychological and Spiritual Considerations and How Christian Empathy Ignites Healing Agape | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Ethical Issues, Conflicts, and Resolutions in Patient Care | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Reconciling Ethical Challenges in Healthcare & Healing: Listening with the Heart of Jesus in the Workplace - Christian Listening in Healthcare and Healing Ministry | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Is it Spiritual or is it Psychological Revisited Differential Diagnosis & Deliverance | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Bound to Forgive: Pilgrimage to Reconciliation of a Beirut Hostage Fr. Marty Jenco | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> The Healthy Mind Platter as a Framework for Self-care and Stress Reduction | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs
>> Clinical Applications of the HEART (Healing Emotional/Affective Response to Trauma) Model for those Traumatized by Sexual Abuse | 10/6/12 | 1.25 CEs


Professional/ General Registration

$5 per CE hour

$75 for unlimited* CE hours

* You will only receive CE credit for the workshops you attend.



Music, Learning & the Brain - Why all Academics Should be Taught Through Music

New Date to be Determined | Past Workshop - October 13, 2012

Attendees will learn how to “turn on” their students’ brains in order to effectively deliver information for processing, application and long term storage. Not only will the left & right hemisphere dominances be explained, but attendees will learn how to assess their family members & students. Sensory Dominance profiles will be explained, participants will have their profile defined and learn how to determine their student’s profiles in order to expedite learning to make it EFFORTLESS no matter the subject area.

The brain activity which happens during music, singing & moving will be explored and the physical reactions of the brain to stimuli will be shown. We will site many studies, present scientific research and it’s definitive conclusions in order to explain why & how GOD hardwired the brain to learn large amounts of material quickly and  effortlessly through music. Students’ who have special education needs are addressed, students with gifted abilities are satisfied and average students excel using music as the delivery system for academic information. Interactive and entertaining, everything in this workshop is immediately applicable to the classroom.

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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) -
From Trauma to Addictions

New Date to be Determined - Past Workshop: July 27 & 28, 2012

Explore the relationship between exposure to traumas and the often resulting addiction. Those individuals who work in the helping professions are statistically at a greater risk for developing addictions. The use of alcohol, drugs and other activities as a means of self-medicating overwhelming job-related stress and chronic exposure to emotionally charged events is often common place. Personality traits and the human culture of helpers are looked at, as well as issues of enabling and family dynamics. Good critical incident stress management MUST include an addictions component which addresses these dangers, and gives you the tools necessary to address these dependencies. This course is for those in the helping professions who are at a greater risk to crisis and the potential for substance abuse and additions and those who work with this specialized population.

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Cultural Diversity Series

The Cultural Diversity Series is an initiative that's designed to promote cultural awareness, student professional development, and spiritual integration. School of Psychology and Counseling students enrolled in the Psychology doctoral program (Psy.D.) and school faculty present topics that address the various dimensions of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, and spiritual/religious orientation). Continuing eduction hours are available.