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March 29, 2014

CEs:
CE Hours = 5

CE Fee: $25

Registration Fee:
Professionals = $75 Ministers/Pastors = $50
Regent SPC FT Faculty = $30 Students = $30

Note:
This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

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PLC012 - Sexual Identity in Counseling: Ethical, Clinical, and Professional Issues

 

March 29, 2014

The morning workshop is a review of ethical, legal, and professional developments over the past several years in the area of providing clinical services to sexual minorities. This is followed by an introduction to “third way” or “client-affirmative” models of care, including sexual identity therapy Read more below.

Certificate Available | 5 CEs

Workshop Description:

The morning workshop is a review of ethical, legal, and professional developments over the past several years in the area of providing clinical services to sexual minorities. This is followed by an introduction to “third way” or “client-affirmative” models of care, including sexual identity therapy. The afternoon session is an intermediate training on specific models of therapy, including narrative sexual identity therapy, the use of mindfulness in navigating sexual identity conflicts, and work with sexual minorities in mixed orientation marriages.

 

Who Should Attend:

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

Educational Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Summarize ethical, legal, and professional developments in the provision of mental health services to sexual minority clients;
  2. Recognize recommended approaches to religious identity and sexual identity conflicts that are multiculturally sensitive and client-centered;
  3. Utilize sexual identity therapy to help client navigate religious identity and sexual identity conflicts in a manner that facilitates personal congruence;
  4. Utilize narrative sexual identity therapy approaches with sexual minorities;
  5. Practice mindfulness in therapy with distressed sexual minority clients. 
  6. Summarize the PARE Model for working with sexual minorities in mixed orientation marriages.

 

CEs:

CE Hours = 5

CE Price Total = $25

Registration Price for Workshop:

Professionals = $75
Ministers/Pastors = $50
Regent SPC FT Faculty = $30
Students = $30

Location: Library Auditorium

 

Program Schedule:

8:30am-10am - Ethical, legal and professional issues in working with sexual minorities
10-10:15am - Break
10:15-11:45am - Introduction to APA task force on appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation, including affirmative, third-way models, such as sexual identity therapy
11:45-1:15 - Break
1:15-2:45pm - Narrative sexual identity therapy; mindfulness in therapy
2:45-3:00pm - Break
3-4:00pm - Mixed orientation couples in therapy

Relevant References:

Tan, E. S. N., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). Facilitating congruence between religious beliefs and sexual identity with mindfulness. Psychotherapy, 47 (4), 500-511.

Yarhouse, M. A. (2008).  Narrative sexual identity therapy.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 1-15.

Yarhouse, M.A., & Beckstead, A.L. (2011). Utilizing group therapy to navigate and resolve sexual orientation and religious conflicts. Counseling and Values, 56 (1-2), 96-120.

Instructors:

Dr. Mark Yarhouse photo Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. is the Hughes Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Yarhouse has spent several years promoting dialogue between people who view the topic of sexual identity differently. In 2000 he chaired a groundbreaking symposium at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention that brought together gay psychologists and conventionally religious psychologists to discuss common ground in treatment options for persons sorting out sexual and religious identity conflicts.

Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of sexual identity concerns among sexual minority students at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.

Dr. Yarhouse has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including most recently Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry.

  • 15 years of research experience in the area of sexual identity.
  • 15 years of clinical practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups navigating sexual identity concerns
  • 6 books specifically addressing the topic of sexual identity
  • Taught Human Sexuality at Regent University for 15 years; Sexuality and Sex Therapy at Wheaton College for 10 years
  • Numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Johnson, V. R. F., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2013). Shame in sexual minorities: Stigma, internal cognitions, and counseling considerations. Counseling and Values, 58, 85-103.

Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). Integration in the study of homosexuality, GLBT issues, and sexual identity. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 40 (2), 107-111.

Yarhouse, M.A., & Carr, T.L. (2012). MTF transgender Christians’ experiences: A qualitative study. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6 (1), 18-33.

Yarhouse, M.A., & Beckstead, A.L. (2011). Utilizing group therapy to navigate and resolve sexual orientation and religious conflicts. Counseling and Values, 56 (1-2), 96-120.

Yarhouse, M.A., Kays, J. L., Poma, H., Atkinson, A., & Ripley, J. (2011). Characteristics of mixed orientation couples: An empirical study. Edification, 4 (2), 41-56.

Tan, E. S. N., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). Facilitating congruence between religious beliefs and sexual identity with mindfulness. Psychotherapy, 47 (4), 500-511.

Kays, J. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). Resilient factors in mixed orientation couples: Current state of the research. American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 1-10.

Yarhouse, M.A., & Kays, J. L. (2010). The P.A.R.E. model: A framework for counseling mixed orientation couples. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29 (1), 77-81.

Yarhouse, M. A., Nowacki-Butzen, S., & Brooks, D. F. (2009). Multiple identity considerations among African American Christian men experiencing same-sex attraction. Counseling and Values, 54 (1), 17-31.

Yarhouse, M. A., Gow, C. H., & Davis, E. B. (2009). Intact marriages in which one partner experiences same-sex attraction: A five-year follow-up study. The Family Journal, 17 (4), 329-334.

Yarhouse, M. A., Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., & Brooke, H. L. (2009). Listening to sexual minorities on Christian college campuses. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 37 (2), 96-113.