Bakersfield 2016

Bakersfield 2016 Grief, Crisis & Trauma Training Seminar
Now on Thursday in 2016

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Graduate Level Training for Everyone

H. Norman Wright will be teaching a graduate level seminar on Grief, Crisis & Trauma Counseling in the Winter/Spring of 2016. Dr. H. Norman Wright is a Research Professor at Talbot School of Theology where has taught this course on a regular basis.

This seminar is for ministers, counselors, lay counselors, nurses, teachers or anyone interested in developing and increasing their skills in grief and crisis and trauma counseling. This is not a course for credit but you will receive a Certificate of Completion. We do give CEU’s for nurses through Biola University, BRN Provider #CEP 812.

You’ve seen the disasters and crisis in your community and congregations. I have two questions for you: Do you have a core group of Emotional and Spiritual Caregivers in your church who can give the ongoing ministry that’s needed? Do you feel equipped to help a family through their disaster if someone dies? They need assistance for months and sometimes years.

This is why we are offering this class in Bakersfield beginning in January. Just imagine how you could sustain an ongoing caring ministry if you and several laypeople from your church took this thirty-hour training! Over two hundred have completed this seminar.

Here are some responses from former participants:

“The Crisis and Trauma Counseling class was a tremendous help to my ministry. The skills I’ve learned from the class have already been used to help many people. I just wish I had known these things earlier in my ministry.” Executive Pastor

“My counseling ministry has grown with the knowledge and understanding I have gained through taking this course. In the past I felt unprepared when clients came in that were dealing with a crisis or trauma event that had just occurred. This class taught me where to start, the right questions to ask and I am now able to help my clients gain perspective on their situation as well as begin the healing process and living life with a new normal.” Marriage and Family Therapist

The cost is very reasonable. The fee is only $185.00 for thirty hours. Many pay $100 - $150 a day for seminars that they attend. So, the savings are considerable and the training is extensive. Please consider attending along with others.

This class is presented by lecture, live demonstrations, discussion, practice role-playing, video/DVD of experts in the field. There are several textbooks to complete.

In this practical course you will learn:

• To identify the various types of human losses and their impact;
• The distinctions between loss, crisis and trauma;
• The emphasis is a practical hands on “how to respond” approach
• The normalcy and biblical pattern of grief;
• The causes and symptoms of crisis and trauma;
• The steps and approaches to help others recover from a loss, crisis or trauma;
• To implement a program of prevention and recovery from disasters;
• How to develop a spiritual and emotional caregivers ministry in the local congregation

Conveniently Scheduled for you on Thursday mornings in Bakersfield from 8:19-12:30 on: January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 10, 24; April 7, 2016

Taught by H. Norman Wright

H. Norman Wright is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. He has taught in the Graduate Department of Biola University and he is a faculty member of Talbot School of Theology. His current focus is in grief and trauma counseling and critical incident debriefings. Part of his work is developing curriculum in loss, crisis and trauma as well as community wide Grief Recovery seminars. He is a Certified Trauma Specialist and a Certified Traumatologist. He is Board Certified in Bereavement Trauma by the National Center for Crisis Management. Dr. Wright has traveled to New York five times since 9/11 conducting area wide Grief Recovery seminars as well as debriefings. Part of his specialty is working with parents of children or teenagers who have died. He is also a chaplain and counselor for The Victim Chaplain’s Association and has worked in the aftermath of Katrina in Louisiana as well as the Aurora shooting in Colorado. He has authored several books on Grief and Trauma.

For information, questions and pre-registration e-mail Bryn Edwards at or call her at 800-875-7560

Please call early – Because of the increase in size each year we do have a limit on number of participants so please call now.
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