Visitors, Victims and Victors [Madz Deyzel]
Madz has developed the Wholeness Counselling Framework as a practical tool to aid pastors and lay counsellors navigate the complexities of people’s stories as they point people back to a right relationship with God. She aids churches nationally in the establishing of lay counselling ministries and training up of lay counsellors.
She is also a contributor for the American Association of Christian Counselling’s online publication ‘Transformation’.
Living Forgiven, Self, Christ and Others [Brian Fowler]
Director and creator of The Uncovering
Director and founder of a 14 week program created from his own personal experiences of sex and pornography addiction. The Uncovering is designed to bring hope and freedom from sexual addiction. With over twenty-five years of recovery experience, Brian now leads various recovery groups.
Pathology, Poverty and Perversity ... the Power of Past Patterns [Sandy van Vuuren]
Sandy van Vuuren is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice in Morningside, Durban. With nearly thirty years of collective experience, Sandy is passionate about walking the counselling journey with people as they process depression, anxiety, conflict, loss, trauma, death, anger, isolation, rejection and many more of the realities of living in a broken world.
Free from the Label of Mental Illness [Panel Discussion]
A variety of professionals will be looking at the impact of mental illness labels and stigmas and what living free actually looks like.
REACH - A Model of Forgiveness [Dr Ev Worthington]
Psychologist Everett Worthington has spent his career studying forgiveness (and other virtues). To help people make a decision to forgive and to reach emotional forgiveness, he has developed a five-step process called REACH that has been tested with positive results in numerous scientific studies.
Ethical Treatment of Religious Patients [2 Ethical CPD Points] [Dr Ev Worthington]
Our international guest speaker Dr Everett Worthington, Ph.d is a Commonwealth Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 35 books and over 400 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, positive psychology, marriage, family topics and religion and spirituality.
Unlocking the Past: Creative Tools for Adults [Dr Rinda Blom]
Dr Rinda Blom has extensive training and practical experience in the field of play therapy and emotional intelligence and is a registered social worker. She has a Masters and Doctoral degree in social work, focussing on play therapy and emotional intelligence. Rinda has more than seventeen years of experience in working with children with emotional problems. She has also received advanced international training in play therapy, emotional intelligence and has trained professionals such as social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists in this field for many years.
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