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Correcting destructive family patterns focus of weekend seminar
Proven strategies for identifying toxic multi-generation patterns and restoring relationships through realignment of roles, forgiveness, and reconciliation, is the focus of the next weekend counseling seminar at Baptist Bible Graduate School.
"Family Legacies: Multi-Generation Cultivation or Sabotage of Wisdom," will be taught by family counselor and author Beverly Hubble Tauke, LCSW. The sessions on October 17-18 are part of a series of seminars offered throughout the academic year. They run on campus Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Four other two-day seminars will be offered. They cost $99 each. Other seminar topics scheduled include cross-cultural biblical counseling, brief counseling, solving marriage problems, and counseling in times of crisis.
For details and to register, contact Sharon Wilson at email@example.com or 570.585.9219 or Howard Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.585.9345.
Students can earn credit hours toward a degree through the seminars. BBGS offers a master's degree in Counseling Ministries. The 48-credit-hour program incorporates both classroom learning and practical experience. Students can complete the classroom portion of the program in as little as two years. For details, go to www.bbc.edu/graduate and click on the Counseling Ministries link.
Examining family history
The October seminar offers tools for church leaders to:
-- Model healthy family functions and corrections of disruptive generational patterns.
-- Effectively guide others to identify and correct destructive family patterns.
-- Use biblical healthy-family concepts in discipleship and evangelizing/outreach ministries for the church.
Moses noted (Leviticus 26:40-45) that honest examination of family history invites new waves of God's blessing not just on individuals, but also on their families. Such multi-generation scrutiny helps shed barriers to spiritual growth and emotional maturity, empowering richer marital and parent-child relationships.
When embraced and applied in current settings, family insights from Moses, Nehemiah and Solomon offer striking relief from chronic family error and pain. As the church is impacted by family disintegration in the surrounding culture, such practical biblical wisdom proves effective not only in empowerment and discipleship of church families but in outreach ministries as well.
Decisions in one generation can inoculate or infect branches both up and down the family tree. Individuals can embrace family wisdom while shedding foolishness or evil so toxic to family systems.
Mrs. Tauke completed her undergraduate studies at Baptist Bible College. Her graduate clinical training focused on cancer patients as well as alcohol and drug addicted clients and their families.
Prior to work in clinical settings, she held communications posts in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, taught journalism and communications at a Christian college in Africa, and published work in magazines and newspapers in the U. S. and Africa. She is currently on the staff of Cornerstone Family Counseling in Fairfax, VA, and is the author of "Healing Your Family Tree: A Destiny-Changing Journey Toward Freedom," "Forgiveness," and "Healthier Relationships." Married and the mother of two children, Mrs. Tauke brings a family systems perspective to her counseling and teaching ministries.
Four other seminars ahead
November 14-15, 2008: Dr. Bill Moore.
Biblical Counseling Cross-Culturally
This seminar covers the process of organizing a counseling center in a local church, the training of nationals, and the development of an association of biblical counselors in Brazil. Also addressed will be common problems presented by counselees in third world countries. Consideration will be given to how to face, deal with, and endure problems from a biblical perspective.
January 30-31, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
An overview of principles, models, and techniques for promoting accelerated healing and change in people's lives. Students will be encouraged to critically examine the value and advisability of time-limited counseling and to think through a biblically informed approach to counseling within a brief format. The focus is on exploration of applications of this knowledge toward the bold goal of transforming lives, not simply eliminating symptoms.
February 27-28, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
This study covers the variety of life crises to which counselors may be called upon to respond along with consideration of models for intervention. Attention will be given to developing a simple, biblically informed format to guide the counselor faced with the confusion and distress often accompanying crisis events.
March 27-28, 2009: Dow Pursley, Ed.D.
Solving Marriage Problems
An analysis of the major marital problems presented to pastors and marriage counselors. This course covers a wide range of solutions needed to guide a couple back to harmony.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available through the Clarks Summit campus and several distance learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 10/7/2008 8:39:38 AM