The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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