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Welcome! Christian Counseling Professionals of Chicagoland began in January 2011 with over 30 individuals from 17 Christian counseling agencies gathered at Meier Clinics of Wheaton. In this initial meeting, we discussed ways to collaborate and offer mutual training, marketing, and outreach projects. A Steering Committee was formed and meets faithfully each month to create objectives and goals as a unified group of believers. 

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 January CEU Workshop

January 18, 2019

8:30 am - 11 am

Central Dupage Hospital Auditorium

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson

"What You May Not Know About Addiction and Substance Use Disorders"

 

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This presentation will touch on several areas which counselors are apt to encounter when working with clients who have substance use disorders.  Effective work with addicted persons requires the ‘right attitude’.  Dr. Johnson will elaborate on this and the following points:

 

  • Boundaries, ethical dilemmas and working with the manipulative client
  • How people’s ethical/moral values change when they are addicted
  • Harm reduction vs. abstinence debate
  • Marijuana: legal or not

This conference is provided free to CCPC Members and $10 for non-CCPC members.

2 CEUs will be provided for those who attend.  

 

 

Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services of Central DuPage Hospital/Northwestern Medicine, Winfield, IL, and Medical Director of Symetria, Naperville, IL. He has practiced Addiction Medicine for over 30 years and was in the first classes certified for both the ASAM and ABAM certifications. He was in the first class of physicians trained and waivered to prescribe Buprenorphine. He is actively training Nurses and Physicians in treatment of inpatient and outpatient Substance Use Disorders. He is an investigator on new applications of drugs for Alcohol and Opioid Use disorders. He has served on the Board of Health Chicago HMO and Served in leadership of Church and Community organizations.

 

 

 

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February 26, 2019

8:00 am - 3 pm

Wheaton Bible Church

Dr. Gary Chapman

 

"Helping Teens While We're Still Under Construction"

 

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Learning Objectives:

 

-The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

 

The question is not, “do you love your teenager?” The question is, “Does your teen feel loved?” What makes one teen feel loved does not necessarily make another teen feel loved.  Learning the teen's primary love language enables parents to effectively communicate love.  An empty ‘love tank” interfaces with the teen's anger, learning, and with discipline.

 

-Raising Relational Teens in a Screen-Driven World

 

How do you know when your teen is spending too much time on the screen? What are the five essential social skills every teen needs to learn in order to be successful in life? How can screens help pull your family together rather than pull you apart?

 

-The Grace of Anger

 

Anger management is essential to healthy relationships in the family. This session will look at: the source of anger, the purpose of anger, distinguishing between definitive and distorted anger, processing anger in a positive manner, with ideas on how to teach children to handle anger.

 

-Dealing Effectively with Our Failures

 

Healing the hurts in relationships requires apologizing and forgiving. Both of these often miss-understood. Apologies may seem lame and insincere, making forgiveness more difficult. Learning the ‘apology language’ of the other person will help you make meaningful apologies. This session will address: what forgiveness does and does not do.

 

5 CEUs will be provided for clinical professionals.

 

 

Gary Chapman, Ph.D.

He has degrees from some of the most respected colleges and seminaries. He's written some of the best-selling books of the past decade and appeared on thousands of radio and television programs across the country. But Dr. Gary Chapman knows more than just a lot of scholarly theories and practical advice—he knows people. He knows how to relate to people, how to have fun and how to make people laugh. 

 

What does that mean for you? As a conference participant, you will have the benefit of one of the most experienced and educated biblical counselors teaching in a fun seminar setting where you'll laugh as much as you learn.

 

Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. 

 

The 5 Love Languages, one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topped various bestseller charts for years. It has been published in 50 languages, sold more than ten million copies and is currently on the New York Times best-seller list. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of The 5 Love Languages book.  Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 35 years. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

 

Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He has received M.R.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and taken postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

 

Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for more than 45 years and reside in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Chapmans have two grown children, Shelley and Derek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Recap of October 2018 Workshop

Dr. Lisa Naatz, a neuropsychologist at Meier Clinics and professor at Wheaton College presented fascinating and encouraging information in her workshop entitled, "Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Update" worth 2 CEUS. All who attended were impressed with her knowledge and insight on the topic. 

Recap of April 2018 Conference

Dr. Dan Allender, the author of many books and founder of The Allender Center school in Seattle, Washington, gave an all-day lecture on "Abuse, Trauma and Spiritual Warfare" worth 5 CEUs. All were blown away by Dr. Allender's teaching, stories, and presence at the event.

 

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