Continuing Education

For many years, AGAPE has offered training modules to area universities and community counselors through our Counselor Training Institute. These courses provide opportunities for area counselors to enhance their skills in specific areas while earning continuing education credits sponsored by Lipscomb’s University’s Graduate Program of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

Our upcoming course offerings are listed below.

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Continuing Education

Upcoming Courses


Using Genograms in Counseling: Getting to Know Clients & Helping Clients Understand Themselves

Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

Tuesday, March 26th from 9-11am

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of the genogram (structure/symbols/purpose), with emphasis on how to actively bring clients into the process
  2. Identify how genograms promote insight and help clients recognize how their families of origin "create a default" in how they communicate, handle conflict, relate to others, etc.
  3. Describe how to detect and help clients detect emotional triggers related to their families of origin that impact their current relationships

2 CE credits available

Register here.

 

The Tools of TraumaPlay: Play Therapy for Traumatized Children

Taught by Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, Director of Nurture House

Friday, April 5th from 9am-12pm

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the seven core components of TraumaPlay™ 
  2. Describe at least one play therapy intervention that can be used in pursuit of each treatment goal
  3. Explain the concept of containment as it is used in this play therapy model
  4. List the options of the Play Therapist's Palette for titration work

3 CE credits available

Register here.

 

PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop, 

Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

Friday, April 12th from 9am-3:30pm

The PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH and provide feedback to premarital 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 & 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

6 CE credits available

Register here.

 

Navigating Challenging Ethical Issues in Counseling

Taught by Terry Casey, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, HSP

Tuesday, April 23rd from 9am-12pm

Participants will:

  1. Identify the five primary perspectives of the Multiple Perspective Model of ethical decision-making
  2. Describe how to navigate professional codes of ethics, state licensing rules and laws pertaining to technology-related issues
  3. Determine ethical courses of action by applying the Multiple Perspective Model
  4. Discuss strategies and methods for avoiding ethical problems

3 CE credits available

Register here.