Working with Issues of Faith & Spirituality in Psychotherapy | Nashville

Working with Issues of Faith & Spirituality in Psychotherapy

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This training is intended to help counselors become more sensitive to issues of faith and spirituality in the counseling process, to provide a framework for understanding how those issues relate to the presenting problem, and to know how to ethically and meaningfully elicit and respond to those issues therapeutically.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will learn a framework for assessing the underlying and sometimes unconscious operational faith and spirituality of their clients and how to assess the congruence of practical and professed beliefs.
2. Participants will gain an awareness of how to listen for the spiritual story of their clients and learn how to ethically integrate that story with other aspects of therapy.
3. Participants will grow in an understanding of their own spiritual and religious traditions and learn how and when to appropriately draw on these for the benefit of their clients.


Jim Frost, M.A.
Jim is a licensed Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee and currently owns the Helpful Conversations Counseling center in Franklin. He is the former Clinical Director at AGAPE in Nashville. He earned his Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Chris O’Rear, MDiv, MMFT
Chris is a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and is the Director of the Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. He earned his Master of Divinity in pastoral care & counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Master of Marriage & Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. Chris is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.


Date, Time, Location
Friday, January 26, 2018
Program is 8:30AM – 1PM (Registration at 8AM)
Belle Meade United Methodist Church
121 Davidson Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37205

NBCC has approved this event for CEUs. We will need to submit a list of all attendees, whether they require the CEUs or not. Those who would like the NBCC CEUs will need to pay the additional fee, complete tracking form for hours at the event, and complete the evaluation form for the event. This is also an approved training event for the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists (TNAPT). There is no additional fee for a certificate of attendance indicating the endorsement of the TNAPT.

$100, if registered before Jan. 2, 2018
$125, After January 2
$130, Registration at the door.
$25 for Students
Additional $25 for NBCC CEUs

Registration & Payment

Register at or by contacting Chris O'Rear at at or by calling (615) 763-3236. Payment can be made by check (to “Counseling at BMUMC”) mailed to the workshop address above or made by Venmo to Chris O’Rear at “CounselingatBMUMC”. If you prefer to pay by credit or debit card, payment can be made on the day of event. If you prefer another method of payment, contact us.

Full information including workshop brochure to download available at


Friday, January 26th 2018 08:00am


The Counseling Center at Belle Meade UMC
121 Davidson Road
37205 Nashville

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