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Christian Family Institute is honored to take part in the Heart for Mental Health event Friday, March 10, 2017.
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Christian Family Institute has been training mental health professionals, pastors, and lay counselors to do premarital counseling for over 30 years. We are strong believers that such premarital preparation can improve relationships and reduce divorce rates. One tool CFI commonly employs to strengthen relationships and marriages before they begin is the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment inventory.
I look back at the old versions of this test and am amazed at the changes that it has undergone over these many years. I first met Dr. David Fournier, an early developer of the inventory in 1977 when he was pilot testing PREPARE in Kansas City. Little did I know how significant our relationship would later be, and what an important role PREPARE would serve in our work.
This last year, PREPARE underwent another major revision. It is now going to be known as PREPARE/ENRICH Customized version, instead of PREPARE 2000. Several major changes in the instrument are immediately apparent. One change is that all the instruments are combined. Another change is that this version can only be taken by computer. When a counselor agrees with a couple to utilize this version, a private login account is established allowing the parties to take the inventory online. The initial items inquire into the status of the couple’s relationship, such as whether they are engaged, living together, or married. Other items inquire about age and other factors. The answers to these questions determine which banks of questions are relevant and will be administered to the couple. Each couple takes a “custom” version of the assessment.
The outcome results are immediately obvious. Separate reports are generated for counselors (“facilitators”) and couples. Reports include a massive amount or information about the couple and their relationship, no matter what stage of relationship the couple may be in. This enables couples to make important informed decisions, including commitments to grow and change.
Another important aspect of the PREPARE/ENRICH inventories is the increased emphasis on interactive feedback and therapeutic exercises. For those trained in this approach, tools for helping couples grow are immediately available to meet the couple’s needs.
CFI will be providing workshops to train new users of the PREPARE/ENRICH Customized Version, and to update those already trained in PREPARE 2000. Watch CFI’s website for dates and times. Also, check out the Life Innovations website for more information.
To sign up for Dr. Dale Doty’s PREPARE/ENRICH training workshop on Friday, March 28, 2014 please click here.
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When mediation is mentioned, most people think of divorce. Mediation can also be an effective tool in resolving marital disputes. This workshop will focus on the development of mediation skills in the context of marital therapy.
Unforgiveness of past offenses like poison to a marriage. It is difficult to identify but can do a great deal of damage. This workshop will give attendees a phase model to forgiveness in marriage.
John Gottman’s research into the inner workings of marriage is unmatched. This seminar will explore the main discoveries from his work, as well as the impact it can have, as we work with couples.
Many couples face reproductive issues such as postpartum depression, infertility, and pregnancy loss. These experiences can disrupt and cause significant strife in the couple relationship. In this workshop we will present a brief therapy approach to these issues.
In some cases, a partner in marital therapy is suspicious of their spouse’s friendships, or relationships. Is it a friendship, or is it an affair? When does “friendship,” turn to betrayal? We will cover the strategy for therapy when there is denial of any wrong-doing in the face of mounting evidence.
William Doherty once wrote that because so few therapists have training or experience in martial therapy, “From a consumer’s point of view, going in for couples therapy is like having your broken leg set by a doctor who skipped orthopedics in medical school.” If that’s true, then a couple where one or both have a personality disorder is like having surgery from a doctor that skipped basic anatomy. Learn what makes this complicated dynamic frustrating to couples and therapists alike and how to effectively provide marriage counseling for these couples.
Sex addiction or just bad behavior? The public discussion about that question has also found its way into therapy circles. This workshop will focus on defining and explaining sex addiction and treatment issues.
Seeing couples may involve highly complex ethical dilemmas not found in other forms of therapy. This workshop will present a number of such scenarios, along for options in ethically resolving or even preventing them. Bring your own questions or ethical dilemmas for this lively discussion.
INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELING AND CAREGIVING:
The purpose of this class is to develop an understanding of the Biblical basis of Christian counseling, and to understand the skills and processes involved in counseling. Further, participants will practice the safe use of these skills in small groups, receiving feedback from fellow participants and instructors.
Class Dates: Mondays in April, Starting April 8th
5 Weeks – April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and May 6th, 2013
Class Times: 7:00 p.m. to 8:45
Cost: $45.00 plus book, $12.00 = Total of $57.00
Location: Rejoice Christian High School, 12200 E. 86th Street North, Owasso, OK
Taught by: The Clinical Staff of Christian Family Institute
Dale R. Doty, M.S.W., Ph.D.
William B. Berman, Ph.D.
G. Bowden McElroy, M.Ed.
Eric L. Clements, M.S.
Salley Sutmiller, M.S.
Lois Trost, M.S.W.
Timothy Doty, Psy.D.
Krista Caveny, M.A.
Amanda Harrington, Ph.D.
Jennifer Giles, M.S.
Chris Giles, M.S.
Joe James, Psy.D.
Christian Family Institute
6846 S. Yale, Suite 501
Tulsa, OK 74136
Rejoice Christian School
12200 E. 86th Street North
Owasso, OK 74055
Dr. Tim Doty will be speaking at Metro Christian Academy as a part of their Spiritual Life series for parents Staying Connected to Our Kids: An interactive workshop series to help parents stay engaged in their kids’ lives as they mature. Open to any parent in the greater Tulsa area. Panel workshops will take place twice on February 13th, 11:30am-1pm, and again 7pm-8:30pm at Metro Christian Academy. See the Staying Connected to Our Kids (pdf flyer).
On February 19th, Dr. Tim will be speaking alongside Pastor Brad Jenkins at The Gathering in Tulsa for the second installment of a series called “Love Machine.” Dr. Doty will be sharing about how singles, couples, long-time married, newly married, divorced and combined families can employ healthy relationship principles.
Dr. Tim will also be speaking at Brookhaven Hospital on March 7 from 11:30am-1pm. “Deepen Your Clinical Effectiveness: The Use of Psychological and Forensic Assessments in Your Practice.”
201 South Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK 74128-1800
CEU Credits: 1.5 hours each, available to local professionals.
Dr. Dale Doty will be hosting a Certification Training for the PREPARE/ENRICH tool on Friday, March 30, 2012
This workshop is being offered specifically for pastors, pastoral or lay counselors, chaplains, marriage educators, and deacons or elders. Professional counselors & counselors-in-training are also welcome to attend. 6.0 CEU hours approved for LMFT / LPC.
To sign up for the workshop, and for additional details, here is the link to the registration page.
Mr. Bowden McElroy and Dr. Tim Doty discuss what “we wish every youth minister knew about crisis management in twenty minutes or less.” We cover issues of confidentiality and legal/moral/ethical obligations to be wary of secret-keeping. We also discuss linking to referral sources and we encourage youth ministers and helpers in general to prioritize self-care. We hope you enjoy this podcast and we look forward to posting additional teaching-related material.
Announcement! CFI has entered the video age. We have recently posted a couple of videos.
Dr. Dale Doty discusses the benefits of PREPARE/ENRICH training for pastors, clergy, ministers, counselors, and marriage coaches who would like certification in a very useful tool.
Check back for more videos coming soon!
Become a qualified user of computer aided testing for your counseling practice:
This workshop is designed to enable professional counselors, graduate students, pastoral counselors, and lay leaders involved in marriage preparation and marriage enrichment to administer and interpret these computer scored diagnostic relationship inventories. This workshop will include information on the latest revisions of these inventories including online administration options, and the latest counseling tools that are effective in reducing divorce outcomes.
This workshop is designed to assist people in the Tulsa, OK area to:
– develop more effective premarriage preparation programs
– better use diagnostic testing in premarital and marital counseling
– understand the design of the highly sophisticated PREPARE and ENRICH Inventories
– give feedback to couples on the results of the computerized Couple Profile
For more information: Prepare and Enrich Brochure