AAPC Northeastern and Eastern Joint Regional Conference
Friday, November 3, 12PM – Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12PM
Breathing Space: The Spiritual Art of Balance
“How Do You Know What You Need? ” The Rev. Wayne E. Gustafson, D.Min.
“Boundaries: Firm, Fluid or Fuzzy?” Rev. Pamela Pater-Ennis, LCSW, PhD
“Resilience and Connections” The Rev. Douglas Ronsheim, D.Min.
“Expressing our Spirituality in a Variety of Ways:
Using the Arts in Spiritual Practice” Joann Heaney-Hunter, M.S., Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Jazz Chaplain – The Rev. Timothy Wildman, D.Min.
Breathing is a wonderfully apt metaphor for a balanced life. The words breath and spirit are practically synonyms in many languages. We breathe in what we must have and breathe out what is no longer needed. Without space to breathe, we run the risk of becoming spiritually undernourished while increasing our load of anxiety. Counselors, pastors, and others who offer care, as well as those who receive these ministrations need breathing space and balance.
This conference, drawing from the rich talents and perspectives of members of the Northeastern and Eastern Regions of AAPC, will help us create the space to breathe so we can maintain our balance.
Wayne Gustafson will help us determine what we need as unique individuals for our breathing space. Pamela Pater-Ennis will explore the dangers to and possibilities for spiritual balance through boundary awareness. Doug Ronsheim will help us think about integrating personal resilience and healthy connections for our improved spacious balance. Finally, Joann Heaney-Hunter will help us explore the wide variety of practices that can enhance our spiritual and professional health including the Arts and movement.
Following each plenary session, small groups will be led by even more of our members, providing opportunities for grounded learning. Groups will address topics like: Deeper conversations with the plenary speakers, theological reflection on case studies, pastoral care group consultation, the function of music in spiritual nurture, spiritual nurture using arts and movement, and others. Several of the groups will be offered more than once during the conference making participant choices more flexible.
Music, meditation, a variety of social and worship experiences, and of course regional business meetings will fill out what promises to be a meaningful and useful conference.
“Mindful Listening: Culling and Shifting Client Narratives” – Registration Now Open for Fall 2017 PSI Conference
Come learn how to think like a dramaturge; inquire like a questionologist; and enlist the “write” brain toward drawing out and transforming client material.
Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA
will be presenting:
Culling and Shifting Client Narratives
Saturday, November 11th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
4.0 CECs available for LCSW/LMSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs
Admission $40 – $80
Eastern Region Leadership
Eastern Region Administrator: Arlene Muzyka, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Chair: Wayne Gustafson, email@example.com
● Vice Chair: Pamela Pater-Ennis, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Treasurer: Chris Smith, email@example.com
● Secretary: Jean Fitzpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Membership Chair: Douglas Ronsheim, email@example.com
● Education and Training Chair: Charles Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Leadership Development Chair: Thea Crites, email@example.com