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Conference on Spirituality to be May 17

April 03. 2013 8:01PM

MANCHESTER - Pastoral Counseling Services of Manchester announces the 4th annual Conference on Spirituality and Psychotherapy on Friday, May 17.

This year's topic is "The Fragile Pact: Couples in Treatment," and will feature two half-day sessions developed for two main audiences, psychotherapists and religious professionals.

Dr. Doug Stephens, a psychotherapist, will facilitate both sessions. Stephens serves as the training coordinator at Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc. and is executive director at the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center in Hudson Falls, N.Y.

From 8:45 a.m. to noon, psychotherapists can explore clinical models for couples in treatment and enhance their abilities to engage couples in conflict, including creating and sustaining interactional change.

Registration fees for the morning session are $65 and this course has a pending application for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. A student rate is also available for $45.

From 1 to 4 p.m., religious professionals will focus on a pastoral model to engage couples and assess for referral. Objectives include differentiating between chronic issues and situation or short-term issues, conflict resolution skills, and developing strategies to express serious concerns while maintaining the pastoral connection.

Registration fees for the afternoon session are $35

Conference reservations can be made by completing registration form available on our website at or by contacting Lindsay Goff at or 627-2702, ext. 110.

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