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Navigating Sexual Identity and Religious Conflict

April 27 - April 28

Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Mark Yarhouse is Professor of Psychology and the Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he serves as the executive director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. He was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities.

He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Health to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC.

Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends and Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministers. Yarhouse’s most recent book is Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture.

Two Great Events:

For Pastors, church leaders, and community members

Sexual Identity and the Church: Navigating LGBT Issues in a Changing Culture
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 For Clinicians, Social Workers, and Counselors

Navigating Sexual & Religious Identity Conflicts in Clinical Practice
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:30am – 4:00pm

Agenda for Friday:

8:00am – 8:30am Registration

8:30am – 10:00am Session One: Ethical/Professional Considerations in working with sexual minorities

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:45am Session Two: Clinical Practice Considerations and Introduction to Sexual Identity Therapy

11:45am – 12:45pm Full Lunch (at the Eden)

12:45pm – 2:15pm Session Three:  Sexual Identity Therapy with Couples/Families

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30pm – 4:00pm Session Four:  Gender Dysphoria

4:00pm – 4:30pm Wrap Up & Evaluation

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Please call 717.628.2109  if you would like additional information.



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