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. AGAPE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AGAPE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Our upcoming course offerings are listed below.

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Current Courses

Tuesday, February 25th from 9am-12pm

Integrating Creativity in Clinical Practice and Supervision

Taught by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S, President of TN Association for Play Therapy

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy, who is an approved provider of continuing education by APT, no 03-138, and maintains responsibility for the program.

Participants will:

  1. Explore how creativity is good for the brain from a neuroscience perspective for clinical practice in individual, family, group and play therapy, as well as clinical supervision.
  2. Determine at least three therapeutic powers of play and creativity for individual, family, group and play therapy, as well as clinical supervision.
  3. Identify at least three creative/expressive activities that can be utilized in clinical practice with all age groups in individual, family, group and play therapy, as well as translated for use in clinical supervision.

Intended Audience:  Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Field

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Cost:

$30 (No CE Credits) 
$40 (3 APA-Approved CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association OR 3 APT-Approved CE Credits provided through the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy)
*$20 Student Rate

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 24th from 9am-11am

“Of Course You Know, This Means War!”: Understanding How the Brain Processes Conflict

Taught by AGAPE therapists Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT and Tracy Hall, PhD, LMFT

Participants will:

  1. Discuss the brain science behind what triggers a person’s sense of conflict.
  2. Analyze family of origin and life experience “lenses” that can inform a person’s reactions to conflict
  3. Examine ways to address conflict that will consider physiological processes and allow the therapist to look for a better outcome by helping those in conflict learn how to establish realistic, workable “ground rules” for engaging conflict.

*Note: Because this is a joint training for our Therapy Training Institute (TTI) and our Ministry and Psychology (MaP) tracks, the information presented in this training will primarily work through the objectives in a church and ministry context, but the principles will be applicable to mental health professionals working with couples, families, and individuals in any relationship context.

Intended Audience:  Ministers, Church Leaders, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Field

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Cost:

$20 (No CE Credits) 
$30 (2 CE Credits provided through Lipscomb University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 31st from 9am-11am

Helping Clients Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence

Taught by Heidi Bennett, LPC/MHSP, ACS, Police Crisis Counseling Supervisor at Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Participants will:

  1. List three strategies used by the MNPD Domestic Violence Division and the Family Intervention Program to combat domestic violence in Davidson County
  2. Discuss the difficulties associated with working with DV clients (resistance, client retention)
  3. Analyze case studies presented by therapists who do exclusive domestic violence work, and identify what therapeutic elements they incorporate in their practice to increase success and safety.

Intended Audience:  Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Field

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Cost:

$20 (No CE Credits)
$30 (2 APA-Approved CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association)

**No fee is received by MNPD personnel for presenting this training.**

Register here

 

 AGAPE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AGAPE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no known commercial support for any programs listed. 


 

Recent Courses

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

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

Treating Couples Experiencing Reproductive Loss
Taught by Emily Pardy, LMFT, PMH-C, Founder of Ready Nest Counseling

Prepare/Enrich Certification Workshop
Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

Enneagram 2.0: Wings, Stress, and Security
Taught by Hunter Mobley, Enneagram teacher and Executive Pastor at Christ Church Nashville

Effective Pre-Marital Counseling
Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

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