PCS’ Annual Conference On Spirituality And Psychotherapy Scheduled For April 11

March 26, 2014
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) is proud to announce its 5th Annual Conference on Spirituality and Psychotherapy for Behavioral Health and Religious Professionals is scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014 and will be held on the Manchester, N.H. campus of Springfield College.

The conference topic is: Caring for the Self to Care for the World and will be presented as two half-day sessions. Participants will be presented with the understanding of moral stress and its underlying emotional and spiritual dynamics, and learn how to mobilize self-compassion in responding to moral stress. For more information visit www.pcs-nh.org or for online registration visit pcs-conference-2014.eventbrite.com.

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: Two half-day sessions are available to provide a more intensive study of related models:

  • Psychotherapist session: 8:45am-12:00pm
    Approved for 3 Ethics Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Clergy session: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance

Location: Springfield College, Manchester Campus
500 N. Commercial Street, Manchester, NH

Carrie Doehring, PH.D., LP is this year’s presenter. “She will invite participants to explore whether some of these dynamics and habitual ways of coping originate in childhood or culture,” said Dr. David Reynolds, Center Director of Pastoral Counseling Services. “Finally, she will help each person envision a more life-giving spiritual orienting system constellated around self-compassion. We are very excited that she will be presenting this year.”

Carrie Doehring, Ph.D., LP, joined the Iliff School of Theology faculty in 2003, having taught for eleven years in the masters and doctoral programs at Boston University’s School of Theology, and in the Counseling Psychology and Religion Ph.D. Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and Colorado, and a diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. At the 2009 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto Canada, Carrie Doehring was awarded the Virginia Sexton Mentoring Award by Division 36 (Psychology of Religion). Carrie Doehring was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1978, and became a minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA, in 1991. She has worked in congregational ministry for nine years full-time in Ontario, Canada, and seven years part-time in Boston, Massachusetts.

Her three book publications are Internal Traumatization (University Press of America, 1992) an empirical study of women’s images of God and their history of childhood abuse, Taking Care: Monitoring Power Dynamics and Relational Boundaries in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Abingdon, 1995), and The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach (Westminster John Knox, 2006).

About Pastoral Counseling Services

Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) was founded in 1979 is celebrating 35 years and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. Our desire is to provide a community in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved & at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996.

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