2021 Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

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2021 Virtual Conference Keynote Speakers

 

 

Everett Worthington, Ph.D.

Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Even in retirement Dr Worthington continues to be active:

  • holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University). 
  • continues research and speaking around the world. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. 
  • has published over 40 books and over 475 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility positive psychology, marriage, and family topics and religion and spirituality. 

Dr Worthington developed the REACH Forgiveness model being tested currently in a global grant-funded randomized controlled trials in six countries, and he has developed other positive psychological interventions.


 

 

Pastor Fredrick Russell

Fredrick Russell is the Principal at the True North Leadership Group, LLC, a global executive leadership, coaching and management training firm, with a focus on Leadership Development. His leadership journey includes:

  • President of the Allegheny West Conference from 2009-2011
  • Formerly the lead Pastor of the Atlanta Berean church in Georgia and Miracle Temple in Baltimore, Maryland

Pastor Russell has facilitated leadership training in church, corporate, academic, healthcare, and governmental settings in the areas of leadership development and is also a leadership coach at the College of Executive Coaching.

Schedule

(all times are Eastern Standard time)

Thursday, July 22, 2021
8:00 pm-9:00 pm – General Session, Dr. Everett Worthington

Friday, July 23, 2021
11:00 am-12:30 pm – General Session - Dr. Everett Worthington
3:00 pm-4:00 pm – Breakout Session 1
4:30 pm-5:30 pm – Breakout Session 2
8:00 pm-9:00 pm – General Session - Pastor Fredrick Russell

Sabbath, July 24, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm - Worship – Pastor Fredrick Russell
1:30pm-2:30 pm Breakout Session 3
3:00 pm-4:00 pm – Breakout Session 4
4:30 pm-6:00 pm – Closing Session - Pastor Fredrick Russell

Time

Title

Presenters

FRIDAY
July 23
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Different Ways Military Wives’ Emotionally Prepare for Deployment Day

Bryan Cafferky PhD, LMFT, CFLE
Associate Faculty
Loma Linda University

Sarah Beaver MA, LMFT
CarmenoemiAngela Reyes MS, AMFT
Doctoral students
Loma Linda University

 

Understanding Adult Insecure Attachment In Clinical Practice

Christiana Howell
Counselor
Trilogy Counseling

 

Nurturing Spiritual and Emotional Intimacy through Family Worship

Les Ackie
Director for Family/Children’s Ministries
British Union of SDAs

 

Exploratory Study of Conflict in African Immigrants and African American Marriages

Cornelius Ayodeji Osuntade
Pastor
Texas Conference

FRIDAY
July 23
4:30 – 5:30 PM

Using Behavioral Activation to Treat Depression: An Evidence-Based Treatment

Christiana Howell
Counselor
Trilogy Counseling

 

How to Stay Afloat In A World Full Of Adversity: Combating Adverse Childhood Experiences

Ingrid Weiss Slikkers, LMSW, CCTP, CCTS-I.

Erick Pena MDiv/MSW
Student, Clinical intern
International Center for Trauma Education & Care School of Social Work

Laia Burgos MSW Student

 

Unique Stressors and Coping Strategies of Female Pastoral Couples

Alina M. Baltazar, PhD, MSW, LMSW, CFLE
Associate Professor & MSW Program Director of Social Work. Prevention Education, I.P.A.
Andrews University

David Sedlacek, PhD, LMSW, CFLE
Professor of Family Ministry and Discipleship
Andrews University Theological Seminary

 

Shaping Your Child’s Biblical Worldview

S. Joseph Kidder, DMin
Professor
Andrews University Theological Seminary

Katelyn Campbell Weakley, MDiv, MSW,
Pastor

SABBATH
July 24
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Forgiveness: A Process of Letting Go

David Sedlacek, PhD, LMSW, CFLE
Professor of Family Ministry and Discipleship
Andrews University Theological Seminary

Beverly Sedlacek, PhD
Counselor
University Medical Specialties

 

Forgiving without Enabling: A Grace-Based Response to Abuse

Jennifer Jill Schwirzer
Counselor
Abide Network

 

The influence of forgiveness on health and healing

Katia G. Reinert, PhD
Associate Health Ministries Director
General Conference of SDA

 

12 Biblical Principles of Forgiveness

Lourdes E. Morales-Gudmundsson, PhD
Retired adjunct professor
La Sierra University

SABBATH
July 24
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Forgiveness: A Journey, Not a Destination

Jasmine Fraser, PhD
Professor
Andrews University Theological Seminary

 

Sexual Misconduct—Does Forgiveness Mean Restoration?

Jeffrey O. Brown, PhD, CFLE
General Conference Associate Ministerial Secretary

 

The Impact of Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness on Family

Ruth Nyabeta CFLE-P
Doctoral Student Andrews University Theological Seminary

Omwocha Nyaribo, MDiv
Doctoral Student Andrews University Theological Seminary
Pastor

 

Forgiving God; When One Has Been Sexually Abused as a Christian

Julián Anderson-Martín, MA, LLPC, LMHC (Cnd.)
Counselor, Owner/Director
Rose Above the Thorn Counseling Center

 

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No Cost for Registration

All registrants receive an ePub copy of the
Journal of Family Research Practice Premier Edition

About the ACFRP Conference

The Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP) is designed to provide professionals and family ministry leaders alike the opportunity to be exposed to best practice strategies and research in the area of family therapy, family studies, family ministry, social work and psychology in order to enhance ministry to families in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Our theme this year is, "Forgiveness," a topic that is relevant for our emotional and mental wellbeing.

Who Should Participate? 

Family ministry leaders from local churches and conferences, professionals who work with families as educators or counselors, pastors and lay persons who have an interest in improving their own marriages and families are invited to participate.

Sponsors

AdventSource 
Adventist Learning Community
Andrews University Discipleship and Religious Education
Andrews University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Andrews University School of Social Work
North American Division Department of Family Ministries
General Conference Department of Family Ministries

 

 

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