This conference has been POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2013.
Future dates and times will be posted at this website.
How do we respond to the needs of victims of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault? How do we promote healthy, peaceful family living in a fallen world? In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Catherine C. Kroeger, we invite you to join the conversation with other researchers, theologians, therapists, pastors, victim/survivors, shelter workers and faith community members.
- Gain firsthand exposure to faith-based and secular responses to abuse, domestic and sexual violence.
- Redefine spiritual, emotional and psychological Christian wholeness and growth when surrounded by abuse.
- Be exposed to and develop a deeper understanding of the abuse of power.
- Gain insight on how to answer Cain's question to God: "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen. 4:9 NIV).
- Develop tools to practice empathetic listening skills that validate the experiences of the abused for counseling professionals.
- Learn how to locate resources and make referrals to help individuals caught in situations of domestic abuse, sexualized violence and/or suicide ideation in therapy and pastoral setting.
Nancy Nason-Clark, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Sociology at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Nason-Clark teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate sociology courses in research methods, gender, religion and violence. Her research program, The Rave Project, examines the relationship between abuse, faith, gender and culture, and has taken her to many parts of the world, including India, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.
In addition to our keynote speaker, we are delighted to have the following distinguished guests join us in presenting at this conference.
Marjorie Kroeger, M.A., LMHC, CSAT, Clinical Director and Founder of The Stony Brook Center (New England’s Center for Sexual Health). A certified sex addiction therapist, Marjorie was trained by renowned expert Dr. Patrick Carnes to treat sex addiction and love addiction.
Michelle Toy, Pastor at the Greenville Alliance Church in Greenville, PA. Michelle has ministered in her current role for the past 11 years, and previously served at Greencrest Park Community Baptist Church in Greenville, PA, for three years.
Lita Schlueter, Dean of Students & Director of Student Life Services at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Ray Pendleton, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Karen Mason, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Pablo Polischuk, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Counseling and Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Bonnie Prizio, D.Min., LMHC, Administrator for the Master in Counseling Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
|The registration cost includes conference registration, materials and lunch. The cost per individual varies. Visit our registration page for more information.|
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm.
The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Kerr building at the Hamilton campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Alumni Hall is located on the fourth floor of the Kerr building. You may need to park in the Academic Center parking lot. If this is the case, please walk across the street through the Great Room of the Kerr building. Alumni Hall will be at your right when you pass through the Great Room.
|Take Rte. 128 North (toward Gloucester) to Exit 17 (Grapevine Road). Turn left off of the exit ramp and continue past Gordon College. Take your first right onto Rte. 22 (Rubbly Road). Turn left at the first stop sign (Essex Street). The entrance to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will be 200 yards ahead on the right. Follow the “Special Conference” signs. For more specific directions click here.|
Registration has currently been closed. For registration information, please contact Goran Kojcev by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (978) 646-4510.