Danville United Methodist Church
The First Monday training program is an opportunity for persons to both grow in knowledge and train towards recognition in the area of spiritual care and counseling. Usually held on the First Monday of each month, mornings will be a theory seminar and afternoons will be both a consultation and supervision opportunity (the afternoons will be taped). Topics to be included are brief-term, supportive counseling methods, crisis intervention, grief and loss, divorce recovery, pastoral diagnosis, referral, and the application of pastoral care principals in the broader functions of ministry.
Any pastor or lay person in the Indiana Conference is welcomed to participate in this experience. Persons who are not United Methodists from Indiana are welcomed but will be required to register at a higher fee (see registration material below). This program was recognized as a Category 1 Training Center with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and could be used in seeking the Spiritual Care Specialist with AAPC, a national recognition requiring a minimum of fifty contact hours of training and supervision. AAPC is now joining with APCE: the Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. It is expected that the Spiritual Care Specialist recognition will be continued. First Monday is open to those who have already gone through a previous two-year cycle of training and/or who may be already recognized, certified, or licensed.
Dr. P.T. Wilson is the facilitator for these meetings. He is the ordained clergy serving under full-time appointment at Danville United Methodist Church. Licensed in Indiana as both a Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, he is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the International Association of Group Therapy and Group Process, and APCE Psychotherapist: the Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. He may be reached at 317-745-5964 or email@example.com
Date: Begins September 9, 2019 (see listing below)
Time: 9am until 4:30pm
Location: St. Mark’s UMC, 100 N. Hwy. 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN, 47408
Registration fee: $40 per session or $175 for all ten sessions for any clergy or laity of the Indiana United Methodist Conference. Unless otherwise arranged, $140 per session for all others.
Checks should be written to Dr. P.T. Wilson with “First Monday” in the memo section. Send registration including your address, phone number, cell number, and email address, to Dr. P.T Wilson, PO Box 1942, Bloomington IN 47402.
dates and topics for First Monday September 2019-June 2020
Location: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 N. Hwy. 46 Bypass, Bloomington IN 47408
Theory Seminar 9am-noon
September 9, 2019 Getting Started: Spiritual Care, Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, and Psychotherapy
October 7, 2019 Getting Started: Knowing When and How to Make Referrals
November 4, 2019 The Importance of Hope (please read “Hope” by Andrew Lester).
December 2, 2019 The Importance of Boundaries (please read “Boundaries” by Townsend and Cloud).
January 6, 2020 Energy Psychology: An Overview Historically
February 3, 2020 Energy Psychology: Models of Energy with Individuals
March 2, 2020 Energy Psychology: Models of Energy with Groups
March 30, 2020 Energy Psychology: Energy and Conflict
May 4, 2020 Impacts of New Cults and Sects on Western Religion
June 1, 2020 Concepts of God and Applications with Spiritual Care
Afternoon supervision group 1-4:30pm
Plans through APCE are being developed for a Conference in our region on spiritual care work. The dates are May 11-14, 2020, and it will be held in Cleveland, OH. As more details are made public, participants in First Monday will be encouraged to attend.