Workshop: Energetic Theory & Healing Touch in Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy and Care

29 Jun 2017 9:01 PM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

“The fields are white unto harvest but the laborers are few.” “There is more work that needs to be done than all of us can do. So why are we so competitive?” “ Why is it that 83% of the persons in our county seeking mental health services either do not get seen or do not get their needs met?” (Research data) “ Why do I spend more time doing paperwork and having to justify seeing people than actually being able to care for them?” Such words depict the cofounding circumstances in which so many seek to serve in the “care of souls’ tradition.”

Friday, August 4, 2017, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a county where the above 83% rate applies, a clergy couple Drs. Jim and Jean Pruett will be leading a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual- workshop at their “home church”: Fernwood Baptist Church.  This workshop is designed to confront these confounding circumstances by empowering the care provider to consider the relational way in which change verifiably occurs through energetic/spiritual work. Participants may discover how the most formative aspect for change often may have been overlooked at the outset of one’s clinical training or has been reclaimed later in the seasoning process.

One exciting aspect of this workshop is that it draws together colleagues from various traditions for shared learning as they address their most difficult cases in perhaps new ways. Sponsored by the Chapter at Charlotte of the CPSP and the Southeast Region of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, additional continuing education units options are being provided for various licenses by the Emerge Family Therapy Center & Teaching Clinic {previously known as Westgate Training and Consultation Network that was co-founded by Drs. Jim Rentz and Jim Pruett which became the first Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Therapy Education (COAMFTE) post-degree program in the Southeast United States}. Dr. Jean Pruett brings experience not only as a licensed psychotherapist and chaplain but also as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor and Member and former Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee for Healing Touch Program (HTP), the only accredited hands-on energy modality. HTP’s curriculum is nationally and internationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation, and its certification credential  - HTCP – is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

August 4 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, colleagues from many disciplines will gather, get back to the basics of relationship, share a meal, and make new energetic music together to respond to the most confounding challenges facing the healthcare marketplace. You are welcome!

Download the Workshop Pamphlet

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Dr. James Pruett is a Diplomate Supervisor, Diplomate Psychotherapist, Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with CPSP.