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Equipping Ministers
Advanced Marital Training
Aptitude and Abilities Testing
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Dear Friends,Thank you to all who recently signed up to receive our news, updates, and articles from CFI. We’re glad to keep you in the loop.  Check out our Events Calendar for a list of upcoming speaking engagements. We have entered into a busy fall season as have many of you.  Come hear CFI discuss #StrongerRelationships and be sure you are thriving during the busyness of the fall season.

Featured Articles and Announcements:
  1. We are presenting our STRONGER relationship series at two churches this fall. Come talk with us! #StrongerRelationships
  2. Grandparenting: How to Help Without Butting In – an article by Lois Trost, MSW
  3. Equipping Ministers: A training and conversation series for our partners in ministry.
  4. A new fall series of professional CE’s in Advanced Marital Training has begun.  Be sure to get the best in Marital Therapy training from CFI.  
  5. Take a look at Aptitude and Abilities testing available to children, adolescents, and adults.  Learn to maximize your potential in career and education.

STRONGER Relationships Teaching Series

CFI will be presenting at two different churches in the Tulsa community for series this Fall.  We will be at

Cedar Ridge Christian Church

 and Southern Hills Baptist Church starting in September and going through October. Take a look at our Google Calendar to find the dates and times at each church. Also, if you would like to submit questions or comments about issues you would like to see addressed during the teaching series, you may submit a question card at the church, or ask your question via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StrongerRelationships.

Take a look at our class list (PDF).  Be aware, the dates for the classes at SHBC is slightly different from the dates/times at CRCC.  Check the Calendar for each location.


Grandparenting: How to Help Without Butting In

Mrs. Lois Trost, M.S.W. provides a helpful article about how to support the parents of grandchildren in a respectful way. Take a look at the the full blog article: click here.  

Equipping Ministers

We are hosting a series of conversations with pastors and church leaders in our community. We want to equip ministers and partner together to effectively help the hurting and distressed members of churches in our community.  Click here to learn more about these conversations and training opportunities. The next conversation takes place on Friday, September 27th and will focus on helping people with depression and anxiety issues.

Advanced Marital Therapy Training Seminars and Professional CE’s



We are proud to announce our Fall series of Advanced Marital Training Seminars designed to Take Your Marital Counseling and Therapy to the Next Level. Our next session will take place this Friday, September 20th: The Role of Forgiveness in Therapy with Chris Giles, M.S. 


  • Integrating Christian Faith and the best science available to mental health professionals and pastoral counselors
  • CEU’s available for LPC, LMFT, LCSW

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Aptitude and Abilities Testing 


Is this school year getting off to the start you were hoping for? Are you looking for direction in career, studies, or life? Would you like to know your child’s level of giftedness and aptitudes? Christian Family Institute / Oklahoma Psychological Evaluations has testing packages available for these issues (and more).  Check out our testing services.
We also provide testing for ADHD /Learning concerns.
If we can be of service, please contact CFI to set up a time to consult with one of our counselors.  To view our full range of services, please visit

Tim Doty, Psy.D. on behalf of
Christian Family Institute

Our Staff includes:

Salley Sutmiller, M.S. 

Joseph James, Psy.D.

Paul Cochran, M.D.

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