First Monday 2013-2014

Bloomington, Indiana
Monday, September 09, 2013

The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.



First Monday 2013-2014
Monday, September 09, 2013 9:00 AM -
Monday, June 02, 2014 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

St Mark's United Methodist Church
100 North Highway 46 Bypass
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
United States

Map and Directions

The First Monday training program is an opportunity for persons to both grow in knowledge and train towards recognition in the area of pastoral care and counseling.  Usually held on the First Monday of each month, mornings will be a theory seminar and afternoons will be both a consultation and supervision opportunity (the afternoons will be taped).  Topics to be included are brief-term, supportive counseling methods, crisis intervention, grief and loss, divorce recovery, pastoral diagnosis, referral, and the application of pastoral care principals in the broader functions of ministry.

Any pastor or lay person in the Indiana Conference is welcomed to participate in this experience.  Persons who are not United Methodists from Indiana are welcomed but will be required to register at a higher fee (see registration material).  Those who participate in the First Monday experience can use this in seeking the Pastoral Care Specialist with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.  This national recognition requires a minimum of fifty contact hours of training and supervision.  Participation is also open to those who have already gone through a previous two-year cycle of training and/or who may be already recognized, certified, or licensed.  Registrants may also receive continuing education credits through the National Board of Certified Counselors for an additional fee. 

Dr. P.T. Wilson is the facilitator for these meetings.  He is the ordained clergy serving under full-time appointment at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in the West District; he is also the University Chaplain for DePauw University.  Licensed as both a Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, he is certified as a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and as a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  In addition to this program, he also provides individual and group supervision for those who are working towards clinical certification in AAPC and/or AAMFT.  He may be reached at 765-655-1545 or

Date:  Begins September 9, 2013 (see listing below)

Time:  9:00 am until 4:30 pm 

Location:  St. Mark’s UMC, 100 N. Hwy. 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN, 47408

Registration fee$25 per session or $130 for all ten sessions for any clergy or laity of the Indiana United Methodist Conference

$100 per session for non UMC participants.  Call Lisa Timmerman at 877-781-6706 to register.

Dates and topics for First Monday
Theory Seminar     9am-noon

 September 9, 2013         Defining counseling, pastoral care, 
                                         pastoral counseling and psychotherapy

 October 7, 2013              Knowing when and how to make referrals

 November 4, 2013          Pre-marital Counseling:  Is it still relevant?

 December 2, 2013          Pre-marital Counseling: Developing your own approach

 January 6, 2014             Pastors with Personality: a general overview

 February 3, 2014            Pastors with Personality:  Myers-Briggs, Kiersey-Bates

 March 3, 2014                 Pastors with Personality: DISC, with Valerie De War

 April 7, 2014                    Pastors with Personality: Strengths Inventory

 May 3, 2014                    Feeding the Soul of those who do pastoral care

 June 2, 2014                   Feeding the Spirit of those who do pastoral care

 Afternoon supervision group     1 - 4:30 pm

 All participants will be encouraged to attend the following two CE events:

 September 27-28, 2013    Mid-West Region Conference of the American
                                           Association of Pastoral Counselors,
                                           at the Hilton Indianapolis North

April 3-6, 2014                    50th Anniversary Conference of The American
                                            Association of Pastoral Counselors, in St. Louis





Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Online payments by Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Please send check payments to:
        Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
        301 Pennsylvania Parkway
        Indianapolis IN 46280

For problems with registration please call Lisa Timmerman at 877-781-6706 or
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