Saturday May 17, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 
323 Workman Mill Road
La Puente, CA 91746

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8:15-8:45am Arrival

8:45-9:00am Introductions

9:00-9:50am Lecture

9:50-10:0am Break

10:00-11:10am Lecture

11:10-11:30am Q & A

11:30-12:00pm Evaluations & Closing


Jessica Chen-Feng 
Asian American Christian Counseling Service 

The Third Annual Asian American Christian Counseling Symposium 

This year Dr. Jenny Pak, Associate Professor at Biola University’s Rosemead School of Psychology is our guest Symposium speaker. Dr. Pak comes to us with many years of professional consultation and counseling experience in both community mental health and ministry settings. With her expertise in cultural psychology and narrative analysis, the subject of her instruction will be Understanding Biblical and Theological Foundations of Counseling and Spiritual Maturity in Asian American Cultural Context.  

This Symposium is open to anyone interested in understanding how professional counselors and therapists integrate Christian faith with professional practice. We especially encourage pastors, church leaders, and students to attend.

We will offer 2.5 hours of continuing education credits (BBS #PCE5107) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs who remain for the entire course which will be from 8:30-12:00.

As with each year’s symposium, we will provide time for Asian American Christian therapists to meet and network. A continental breakfast will be offered during the event. The licensed professional and general public fee will be $35.00 per person. Student fees will be $25.00. An additional $25 will be charged for CEU credits.  More information will be online at www.aaccs.org, or contact Jessica Chen-Feng, at mftjess@gmail.com.

Understanding Biblical + Theological Foundations of Counseling + Spiritual Maturity in Asian American Cultural Context

Dr. Jenny Pak, Ph.D.  |  Instruction Time:  2.5 Hours

Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 8:30am to 12:00pm 

Course Fees | Before May 1, 2013: Licensed Professionals + General Public: $35

Students $25

Ministry-related Attendees $25

CEUs an additional $25

After May 1st, additional $10 per category.

Course Instructor  |   As a full-time faculty member of Rosemead School of Psychology since 2006, Dr. Pak’s instruction is certain to be rich and meaningful. She earned her M.A. in Marriage Family Therapy from Fuller Seminary and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from USC.  Her clinical interests include identity development, post-traumatic growth, and pastoral and missionary member care.  Dr. Pak has published extensively and is known nationally and internationally as an expert in her field. She is also author of Korean American Women: Stories of Acculturation and Changing Selves.

Course Description/Abstract  |  Every intervention a counselor makes presupposes assumptions about human nature and human emotions.  This 2.5 hour course will cover Biblical and theological foundations of counseling and competing visions of human nature, growth, and change.  Recent research on emotion and human development will be examined to understand the role of emotion in the Christian life and healthy psychological adjustment.  Implications of integration and spiritual maturity in Asian American cultural context will be also addressed.

Learning Objectives (For Beginning / Intermediate Level Clinicians)

1.  Participants will learn biblical and theological foundations of counseling and be able to identify competing visions of human nature, growth, and change.

2.  Participants will be able to recognize characteristics of emotionally healthy people and how it impacts psychological adjustment.

3.  Participants will learn challenges of integration and developing spiritual maturity in Asian American cultural context.

Seminar Outline 

Understanding Biblical and Theological Foundations of Counseling and Spiritual Maturity in Asian American Cultural Context (2.5 hours).

I.  Biblical and theological foundations of counseling (25 min)

II. Implications of the emotional life of Jesus for Christian living, sanctification and counseling (25 min)

III. Break (10 min)

IV. Scientific foundations of emotion and counesling (30 min)

V. Integration and spiritual maturity in Asian American cultural context (40 min)

VI. Question and Answer and wrap-up (20 min)

Social Workers (LCSWs), Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs), and Licensed Educational Psychologists | Asian American Christian Counseling Service, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education in California (approval #PCE 5107). This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Full attendance is required.

ADA |  In order for arrangements to be made, please contact AACCS prior to registering or at least 2 weeks before the symposium date if you require ADA accommodations.

Refund and Attendance Policy | CANCELLATIONS are subject to a $20.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this workshop in full, sign in/sign out and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.  

 For more information about AACCS, please go to http://www.aaccs.org

For payment by check, please make checks out to "AACCS" and mail to 

2550 W. Main Street, #202

Alhambra, CA 91801