A Seminar for Professionals & Lay People
September 30 – October 1, 2016
Calvary Evangelical Free Church
5500 25th Avenue NW
Presenter: Andrew Ross MA, LPC
MA Loyola University Chicago
Andy Ross is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice in the Chicago area with extensive experience teaching the Immanuel Approach in the US and internationally. He has worked closely with Dr. Karl Lehman, one of the primary developers of the Immanuel Approach and has lead multiple seminars integrating mental health and Christian spirituality attended by professionals and lay people. Andy uses client centered ways to include spirituality in his professional counseling and incorporates Immanuel Approach in his personal journey as well.
Friday*, September 30th
Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am
Conference: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, October 1st
Conference: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Lunch on your own 1 hr. 15 min. (restaurant list provided at seminar)
*Walk-ins welcome for full attendance; cash or check only
“Early Bird” Before September 6th:
Professionals for CEUs $215.00
Lay People $115.00
After September 6th:
Professionals for CEUs $230.00
Lay People $130.00
CEU CERTIFICATES PENDING:
- Board of Behavior Health
- Board of Marriage & Family
- Board of Psychology
- Board of Social Work
6 CEUs Friday; 6 CEUs Saturday
Both days required for 12 total CEUs
This seminar provides a basic introduction to the Immanuel Approach through a combination of teaching, demonstration and practice. The Immanuel Approach draws on Christian spirituality, brain science, and trauma research.
Immanuel Approach methods are grounded in scripture, spiritual disciplines and cutting-edge neuroscience. It is a healing methodology that embraces the Christian worldview of God, prayer, and His presence in our lives in real time and space. This approach involves learning how to coordinate the relational circuits in the neurobiology of our brains with God’s real spiritual presence in our lives.
Participants will learn how:
- to use a client’s positive memories and deliberate appreciation to access a mindful emotional state.
- to recognize the impact of unprocessed traumatic memories both in themselves and in their clients.
- to understand more about the phenomenon of triggering and the role of implicit memory.
- how to apply the steps of the Immanuel Approach for use personally, one-on-one or in small groups.
- how a client’s spirituality and subjective experience of God can be a valuable element in the healing process.
Ethical considerations, informed consent, and the importance of respecting the particular needs and beliefs of each client will be addressed.
- Explain the pain-processing pathway as a model for understanding why some experiences get stored as traumatic memories and others do not, and how unprocessed painful events continue to affect us in significant ways.
- Explain how trauma is more common and more easily caused than many would expect, but that it can be resolved with appropriate interventions.
- Verbalize the healing method of Christian spirituality using the Immanuel Approach as differentiated from other effective healing tools for trauma.
- Apply the steps of the Immanuel Approach for use personally, one-on-one, or in small groups.
- Transfer the principles of the Immanuel Approach into lay, professional, or private settings in which the participant is involved.
- Articulate the biblical basis for the Immanuel Approach.
- Utilize the principles of the Immanuel Approach in the participant’s own regular personal time to achieve trauma resolutions and grow in spiritual/emotional maturity.
- Learn to help oneself and others return to a mindful place of peace after being triggered into distress.
- Address ethical considerations, informed consent, and the importance of respecting the particular needs and beliefs of each client when making decisions about how to incorporate the Immanuel Approach in therapeutic settings.
Calvary Evangelical Free Church
Compassion Counseling Ministry
Margaret Moore (MA, LMFT)
Jeanne Allen (PhD, LP, RN, CNS) Rochester
Association of Christian Counselors
Terry (PhD, LP) & Julie Zuehlke (MS, RN, CNS)
Pathways Psychological Services