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Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Wheaton BIble Church 
27W500 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185

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Ali Smith 
Meier Clinics 
630-653-1717 Ext 323 

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"The Many Faces of Grief: Though I Walk Through The Shadows"

Christian Counseling Professionals of Chicagoland is excited to invite you to the 5th Annual Clergy and Counselor Conference! This year's conference features presentations by two dynamic key note speakers, Gary Oliver, Ph.D. and H. Norman Wright, who will discuss grief and loss and how we can manage it in our every day lives. 5 CEUs will be provided for clinical professionals. 

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H. NormaWright is on the faculty of Talbot School of Theology. He is the author of over 90 books with over 7,000,000 in print. He is a nationally known grief and trauma therapist and has served at most of the major disasters.

Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D. is a husband, father, grandfather, friend, Executive Director of The Center for Healthy Relationships and Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University.  He has authored over 20 books and over 300 professional and popular articles.  His 5 earned degrees include an M. Div. from Talbot Seminary, a Th.M. from Fuller Seminary and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  He also serves on the Executive Board of the American Association for Christian Counseling (AACC).



8:00 a.m. Registration, light breakfast, and networking

8:30 a.m.Worship

9:00 a.m – “Sovereign Joy” (Dr. Gary Oliver)
-Personal Testimony
-Finding Joy in the Midst of Grief

10:00 a.m. – “The Abundances of Losses and Patterns of Grief” (H. Norman Wright)
-Different types of grief and loss
-What are the patterns of grief in light of a Christian perspective
-Theology of grief and loss

11:00 a.m.“Healing the Wounds of Grief” (H. Norman Wright)
-Proven interventions and therapeutic techniques
-Recognizing healthy and unhealthy patterns of Grief
-Addressing your own wounds and losses
-Addressing the losses of your congregation

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m.“Growing Through Grief” (Dr. Gary Oliver)
-How do we use our experiences with grief for growth (for the glory of God?)
-Summarization of the day’s lessons

2:00 p.m. – Q&A (Oliver & Wright)