Feb. 19-21, 2015
Conference Theme: Never Alone
Scripture: Matthew 28:20 "And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Steve Hunter, President of CCT, says, "I am pleased to announce our 2015 State Conference theme, "Never Alone." It is based on the Scripture found in Matthew 28:20 which states, "And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." I don't know about you, but there are times when I feel so alone. I am also surprised by how many I disappoint--if it's not my spouse, or my kids, or my students, then its those I counsel. The list seems endless. Is that just true for me? Ministry can be such a lonely and discouraging calling. Our heart's desire and heart's prayer for all of you who join us in Dallas February 19 through 21 is for you to be reminded that even though you may feel alone, you are never really alone."
Keynote Speaker: Dr. H. Norman Wright, MFCC, CTS, BCBT. (Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist and Certified Trauma Specialist)
Keynote Topics: Dr. Wright will be teaching on loss in the family, handling loss in the transitions of life, impact of trauma on individuals and families including childhood trauma, sudden death, terminal illness, etc.
Getting to know Dr. Wright... H. Norman Wright is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and he has taught in the Graduate Department of Biola University as well as Talbot School of Theology. He was former director of the Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling at Biola University, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology. He was in private practice for over thirty years. He now volunteers his time for grief and trauma counseling.
Dr. Wright is a graduate of Westmont College, Fuller Theological Seminary (M.R.E.), Pepperdine University (M.A.). He has received two honorary doctorates, D.D. and D.LIT, from the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Biola University respectively. He is the author of over eighty books—including Experiencing Grief, The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Recovering From the Losses of Life and Reflections of a Grieving Spouse. He conducts seminars on Parenting, Recovering from the Losses of Life, Trauma and Crisis Counseling, and Marriage Enrichment.
His current focus is in grief and trauma counseling and critical incident debriefings. Part of his work is developing curriculum in loss, crisis and trauma as well as community wide Grief Recovery seminars. He is a Certified Trauma Specialist and a Certified Traumatologist. He has been an ICISF trainer for the courses, “Trauma After Grief,” and “Emotional and Spiritual Care.” He has also taught the basic debriefing course on numerous occasions. He is Board Certified in Bereavement Trauma by the National Center for Crisis Management.
He has conducted workshops and training for various Health Departments, The Victim Chaplain and Counselor Association of America, Military Installations, Child Abuse Social Work Departments, Hospitals and Nurses’ organizations and Medical conferences. Sudden death debriefings have been conducted at various facilities as well as Police and Fire Departments. He has traveled to New York five times since 9/11 conducting area wide Grief Recovery seminars as well as debriefings. Part of his specialty is working with parents of children or teenagers who have died or have been killed. He has also assisted in training seminars for Critical Incident Debriefings for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a chaplain and counselor for The Victim Chaplain’s Association and has worked in the aftermath of Katrina in Louisiana. He also worked in the aftermath of the shooting in Colorado Springs in December 2007, Aurora, Colorado and Taft High School in California.
2015 Hotel Info
The 2015 Conference is being held in Dallas at the Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central located at 7800 Alpha Rd., Dallas, TX. CCT has arranged for a special hotel room conference rate of $99 per night. All of the rooms are suites! Go to this link to make your hotel reservation http://www.plazatravelinc.com/CCT.html
Conference and Membership Payments
If you are not currently an active member of CCT, remember that you can receive the conference discount for being a member by joining or renewing your membership before registering for the conference.
Early Bird Registration ends Jan. 18, 2015
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