Nina Marie Corona, M.A., C.R.S.

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  • Nativity Lutheran Church 4004 W. Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104 United States (map)

CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON ADDICTION

(#2 - Psychology)

This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.  

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

Week two’s focus is on some of the psychological theories that perhaps best explain the use of substances.  Although the full benefit is achieved if you attend all four evenings, each evening is an independent presentation.  Please join us even if you cannot attend all four evenings.

During this session, we will journey through our human growth and development to consider our core wounds and the layers and layers of traits that we wear for protection which ultimately cause more harm than good.  We will see that the common denominator in all our misguided attempts (whether using substances or not) is the desire to avoid more pain.  The second half of the evening will include what is necessary to make the journey back to our true selves buried deep within.  This week’s virtue:  EMPATHY.

To register, contact Nativity Lutheran Church at:  610-395-5062.

 " NASW-PA Chapter  is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEs will be awarded for completion of each course (total 8 CEs for entire series).  NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.    NASW CE certificate fee is additional, and certificate fee should be made payable to NASW-PA at the conclusion of the series.  NASW offers a special discounted rate for this program. Members pay only $15 and non-members $25 FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES* (if paid to NASW at one time at end of series).  For more information on NASW, contact Nina  HERE .   *The CEs apply to the first 4 evenings (biology, psychology, sociology, and spirituality).  The 5th evening is an "action" presentation and does not qualify for CEs.

"NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEs will be awarded for completion of each course (total 8 CEs for entire series).  NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.  

NASW CE certificate fee is additional, and certificate fee should be made payable to NASW-PA at the conclusion of the series.  NASW offers a special discounted rate for this program. Members pay only $15 and non-members $25 FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES* (if paid to NASW at one time at end of series).  For more information on NASW, contact Nina HERE

*The CEs apply to the first 4 evenings (biology, psychology, sociology, and spirituality).  The 5th evening is an "action" presentation and does not qualify for CEs.

 The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains™

The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains™

 The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 2.0 Continuing Education Hours per session. 

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 2.0 Continuing Education Hours per session. 

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