Continuing Education

For many years, AGAPE has provided training modules for mental health professionals and students through our Therapy Training Institute. These courses provide opportunities for mental health professionals to enhance their skills in specific areas while earning continuing education (CE) credits. CE credits are provided through Lipscomb University’s master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. CE credits may also be made available through the American Psychological Association (APA) for specific training sessions. 

Our upcoming course offerings are listed below.

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Therapy Training Institute

Upcoming Courses – Fall 2019


Tuesday, September 24th from 9am-12pm

Effective Pre-Marital Counseling

Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

Participants will:

  1. Discuss a practical and easily accessible framework for pre-marital counseling
  2. List specific tools that counselors can utilize, giving couples powerful insight into the dynamics of their relationship
  3. Identify how to recognize the “red flags” in a couple’s relationship and how to address them

Cost:

$30 (No CE Credits) 
$40 (3 CE Credits provided through Lipscomb University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)

*$20 Student Rate

Register here.

 

Tuesday, October 8th from 9am-12pm

Enneagram 2.0: Wings, Stress, and Security

Taught by Hunter Mobley, Enneagram teacher and Executive Pastor at Christ Church Nashville

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explore how Enneagram wings can influence behavior in an individual’s core number
  2. Discuss how each Enneagram type responds in stress and security
  3. Describe how the Enneagram can be used as a companion tool in psychological counseling

Cost:

$30 (No CE Credits) 
$40 (3 CE Credits provided through Lipscomb University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)

Register here.

 

Friday, October 18th from 9am-3:30pm

PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop

Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

The PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH and provide feedback to pre-marital and married couples, using six core and over 20 supplemental exercises. Learn to help couples identify their strengths and growth areas in categories such as Communication, Conflict Resolution, Spiritual Beliefs and Financial Management.

Participants will learn how to:

1. Administer the online assessment
2. Interpret couples' reports
3. Provide useful feedback to couples
4. Guide couples' exercises
5. Teach relationship skills
6. Work more effectively with couples

Cost:

$185 (6 CE Credits provided through Lipscomb University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 12th from 9am-12pm

Treating Couples Experiencing Reproductive Loss

Taught by Emily Pardy, LMFT, PMH-C, Founder of Ready Nest Counseling

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the variety of reproductive loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and infant loss) and its effect on the family life cycle
  2. Identify social, societal, and cultural barriers to healing from reproductive loss
  3. Facilitate a couple’s individual and relational needs throughout their unique grief process
  4. Integrate specific interventions and resources into their client’s treatment plan

Cost:

$30 (No CE Credits) 
$40 (3 CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association)

*$20 Student Rate

Register here.

 

Friday, November 15th from 9am-4pm

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Taught by Andrea Mills, LPC/MHSP-S, Assistant Director Counseling Center at Lipscomb University

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the following core competencies: maintaining an effective attitude and approach, collecting accurate assessment information, formulating risk, developing a treatment and services plan, and managing care
  2. Self-report increased willingness, confidence, and clarity in working with individuals at risk for suicide
  3. Identify specific ways they can better care for individuals at risk for suicide

Cost:

$160 (6.5 CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association) 
*$140 Student Rate

Register here.


AGAPE reserves the right to cancel training sessions for which there are insufficient registrations or due to bad weather, instructor illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be provided in these circumstances for those who are registered for single sessions.

 

Recent Courses

Using Play Therapy to Build Resilience in Children of Divorce
Taught by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S, President of TN Association for Play Therapy

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
Taught by Andrea Mills, LPC/MHSP-S, Assistant Director Counseling Center at Lipscomb University

Helping Clients Through the Grief Journey
Taught by Paula Wiemers, LPC/MHSP, AGAPE Therapist

Using Genograms in Counseling: Getting to Know Clients & Helping Clients Understand Themselves
Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

The Tools of TraumaPlay: Play Therapy for Traumatized Children
Taught by Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, Director of Nurture House

Navigating Challenging Ethical Issues in Counseling
Taught by Terry Casey, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, HSP