2015 Workshops, Lectures and Classes
The Ecumenical Center collaborates with many organizations to provide quality, educational workshops designed to strengthen the community’s care providers. Our Speakers Series is generously underwritten by
The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Texas for the following: LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW, LMSW, and LCDC. The Center is also an APT Approved Provider 08-217 and an approved provider of CPE by the Texas Education Agency.
The Making and Unmaking of Memories: Beneficial uses and ethical implications of memory manipulation
Date: December 9, 2015 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Location: The Ecumenical Center
The idea that memory is fixed is no longer the case. Study after study shows that memories can be edited, altered and even destroyed from both internal and external sources. Disrupting memory has some promising...and troubling applications. And raises the ...
Date: December 9, 2015 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Location: UTHSCSA Pestana Hall 3.104A
We depend on memory in daily life. It allows us to use the past to help inform the present and future. Yet it is a function based on change. This is both its virtue and its vice....
2014 National Speaker Series
Treating Addiction Issues in Relationships: How to Dance with an Addict
Speaker: Daniel Thompson, Ph.D., Author and Addiction Specialist
Everything Changes Again: Ethics in Cinical Practice
Kenda Dalrymple, JD, Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP
Mindfulness to bring youth to the present moment
Speaker: Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT, Author and Founder of Stressed Teens
The Bully, The Bullied and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander
Speaker: Barbara Colorosa, Ph.D. Author and Founder of Kids Are Worth It
Motivational Interviewing with Veterans: A Transformative Approach to Recovery
Speaker: Annette Brooks, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Medicine, New Mexico VA Healthcare System
Moral Injury: How military service members and their families, care providers and communities are affected and how providers can be effective healers
Speaker: Rev Peter Bauer, LCSW, LMFT, LCDC, ACSW, BCD, LTC, MS, USAR (Ret) South Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Neurobiology of Trauma and Play Therapy
Speaker: Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, RPT-S, ACS, Director, NW Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University
Introduction to Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®
Speaker: Mary Ring, MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT/S , Juliana Poor Memorial Counseling Center
2013 National Speaker Series
March 7 - 8
Working with Trauma and PTSD: Helping Others Using What You Know
Speaker: Frank L. Goldstein, PhD, DAPA, FACFE, DAASECT, Col USAF (ret)
Attending to Trauma and Traumatic Stress Across the Dying and Bereavement Spectrum
Speaker:Therese Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT
The Unequalled Role of the Clergy in Traumatic Bereavement
Speaker:Therese Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT
Ethics Workshop for Care Providers
Speaker: Kenda Dalrymple
Problem Solving Brief Therapy: Doing What Works Best For Your Clients
Speaker: Karin Schlanger, MFT
Advanced Topics in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Sacred Moments in Healing
Speaker: Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D.
2012 National Speaker Series
Connect to Caring Conference for Veterans, Families and Care Providers
Speakers: Harry Croft, M.D., Rev Chrys Parker, Lt Col (Ret) Terrence Garrick, Senator Leticia Van de Putte and others
Cultural Aspects of Mental Health in Women
Speaker: Margarite Alegria, Ph.D.
The Clinician Effect: How your therapeutic presence can trump pills
Speaker: David Rakel, M.D.
Giving Voice to Values
Speaker:Mary Gentile, Ph.D.
2011 National Speaker Series
Counseling Through Forgiveness and Conflict: Assessment, Processes and Ethics
Speaker: Richard Balkin, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
Psychological Resilience: Bouncing Back and Bouncing Forward
Speaker: Shelley Carson, PhD
Addressing Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy
Speaker: Edward Shafranske, PhD
Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Adolescent Anxiety Disorders
Speaker: John-Paul Abner, PhD
Speaker: Kristin Neff, Ph.D.