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  • Counseling And Coaching Blended Family Children And Couples

  •  Thu, Mar 06, 2025
  •  Forest Hill Baptist Church, 2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215
  • "Counseling and Coaching Blended Family Children and Couples" is a continuing education workshop by Ron Deal, LMFT, LPC for professional therapists, graduate students, premarital counselors, and ministry leaders. 

    Sponsor: Christian Counseling Professionals International, continuing education conference

    Thursday, March 6, 2025 - 9:00 - 3:30 pm

    Forest Hill Baptist Church, 2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215

    Contact:  Nancy Brown, [email protected]

    Participants will learn:

    1. Family process dynamics that are different in blended families than in biological families.
    2. How attachment, loss, and loyalty issues create competing attachments and barriers to family integration.
    3. A developmental model for understanding family integration.
    4. Practical therapeutic procedures in working with stepcouples and their children and learn how to discern traditional therapeutic interventions not suited for stepfamilies.
    5. To describe the differing roles of biological parents and stepparents as they relate to raising children in stepfamilies and marital cohesion.
    6. Coaching applications of these clinical principles for those who do premarital counseling, marriage education, and/or marriage ministry.
    7. PLUS, participants will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of Restoration Therapy (as demonstrated in the Deal's new book The Mindful Marriage) and how they apply to blended family dynamics.
      The Mindful Marriage


    Registration link coming... 






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