Option 1: Webinar Session Recordings
$180 – Includes the 6 pre-recorded webinar sessions, which will be available to you to watch for 12 months.
Option 2: Full Conference Training
$300 – Includes the 6 pre-recorded webinars + interactive, in-depth Zoom sessions
Scholarships available. Email inquiries to Floyd Thompkins at email@example.com
With the recent film “Boy Erased” many people were shocked by the damage and pain of “conversion therapy”. But, what is even more astounding is that this practice continues and in at least 30 states conversion therapy continues to be legal. So, the 700,000 victims of this type of therapy continue to grow. This is all being done in the name of God and mental health therapy. Families, therapist, counselors, pastors and people of faith will have to confront and support this phenomenon of covers ion therapy.
This webinar and/or training sessions are opportunities to become educated about conversion therapy and engage with others to develop effective strategies for supporting those who have gone through this damaging religious and mental assault as well as stopping others from suffering this “therapy” that have been repudiated by professional and religious bodies.
Status of Conversion Therapy in the US and globally
Is this still happening in the US and around the world? Is gender conformity the driving force?
Medical Consensus, Guidance and Issues
What does the medical community say about conversion therapy? Why are risks of depression and suicide associated with it?
Legal Issues and Advocacy
What can we do to protect LGBTQ+ children, youth and their families from this threat and its harm? What are advocates doing to inform the public and policy-makers?
Theological Issues and Impact
What are the theological issues and what is the impact upon people? What does this practice say about God and how people experience the sacred in their lives and in community?
Spiritual Care and Pastoral Care
How might we provide spiritual and pastoral care to those affected? Insights and strategies for ministers, faith leaders, counselors and therapists with a focus upon survivors and their families
The number one factor in wellness for LGBTQ+ children and youth is family acceptance. How do we provide support for parents in religious and conservative contexts to love their children while holding onto their faith or culture?
Practical and Compassionate Tools for Therapy Professionals
It is important to know the medical, legal, theological, and psychological issues associated with conversion therapy. Moreover, it is critical to be aware of the risks of family rejection, depression and suicide.
Recommending conversion therapy may indeed be sincerely motivated by concerned communities. But, many medical societies condemn this kind of therapy as both unnecessary and harmful. Because conversion therapy most often occurs in a religious context, it is necessary to have the language, resources and tools to provide effective spiritual care and pastoral care to survivors and their families. Since family acceptance is the number one factor in wellness for LGBTQ+ children and youth, it is essential to understand family systems and the framework of family acceptance to protect the next generation of children, families and ministers from this harmful practice.
During this Conference you will,
- Discuss the status of conversion therapy in the US and internationally
- Analyze the role of gender conformity
- Hear about the associated health risks from medical professionals
- Assess the legal issues and how to protect children and their families
- Gain insights into the theological dimensions of conversion therapy
- Apply strategies of spiritual care and pastoral care
- Discover the primary role of family acceptance
Webinar session recordings only: $180
Full conference training: $300
Scholarships are available. To inquire, email Floyd Thompkins directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those in pastoral care, counselors, mental health practitioners, theology students, psychology students, inquiring parents , survivors of conversion therapy, faith leaders, youth leaders/pastors, Bible colleges, LGBTQ community leaders, policy makers, those on denominational mission boards, and more are welcome to come, engage, learn, and experience the insights of thought leaders who bring expertise in the medical, theological, legal, and psychological impacts and implications of and around conversion therapy.
9 Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselor, Nurses, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require CE hours. To determine whether or not your seminar qualifies for CEUs, please consult with your certifying body.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors.
LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. CA Emergency Medical Services for EMTs and Paramedics. For questions about these CE accreditations email email@example.com.
Conference training session participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.
3/12/19 – 4/16/19
Live Training Sessions will occur on Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm PST
Training sessions are delivered online through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. Meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.
Option 1: Conference of Training
$300 – Includes the pre-recorded webinars + the interactive Zoom sessions
Option 2: Materials Only
$180 – Includes the pre-recorded webinars, which will be available to you to watch for 12 months.
Ready to Confront Conversion Therapy
Supported in conversation with people from all walks of life, each person who gathers in an AWI conference learns how to connect, engage and restore the person who needs the unique support that they alone provide. Attend this conference to aid and better educate those considering conversion therapy. Earn continuing education units (CEUs) as you learn to connect spirituality to community impact.