What God Has Joined Together? A Christian Case for Gay MarriageCE Hours: 2
Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Course Fee: $19.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Series Description: Spiritual Integration
The Spiritual Integration series provides studies in the area of spirituality and mental health. With sound integration and ethical clinical practice in mind, preeminent professionals discuss topics from faith-based interventions to collaborating with faith professionals within our communities. Through the review of traditional and current literature, this series examines the role of faith and spirituality in counseling and psychology.
Course Description:This is a group discussion of the book by David Myers and Letha Scanzoni that advocates gay marriage from a Christian perspective. The group discussion takes place in the School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The discussion is led by Dr. Mark Yarhouse and several faculty members and students join in on a discussion of each of the chapters by Myers and Scanzoni. Presented in streamed WMV video.
This course is designed to help you:
- Analyze different perspectives on how marriage is defined and how it relates to happiness.
- Descibe how arguments for the biological basis of sexual identity factor into the case for gay marriage.
- Explain different views on how to interpret Scripture which relates to homosexuality.
- Assess how the Church can become more supportive of individuals who are struggling with sexual identity issues.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, teaching Applied Clinical Integration, Family Therapy and Human Sexuality. He is also the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org), a research team focused on studying issues of sexual identity. Dr. Yarhouse is co-author of several books, including Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation and a Christian perspective on psychopathology titled Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Dr. Yarhouse also keeps a small private practice in the Hampton Roads area, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. He specializes in marriage and family therapy, as well as issues related to sexual and gender identity. He is co-author of three books on homosexuality and
Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:
Psychologists: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).
Counselors: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
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