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The 2020 Austin Harrington Counseling Lectures

Speaker: Jay Stringer, author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing

Jay Stringer, LMHC, M.DIV, MACP Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State

Jay Stringer is a licensed mental health counselor, researcher, and author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing. Unwanted is based on a multiyear research project on over 3,800 men and women to address the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, infidelity, or buying sex. Unwanted was named Resource of the Year in Counseling and Relationships by Outreach Magazine. Stringer holds an MDiv and master in counseling psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and received post-graduate training under Dr. Dan Allender while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Allender Center for Trauma and Abuse. Jay lives in Seattle, WA with his wife Heather and their two children.

2020 Title: Learning from Unwanted Behaviors

Lecture 1: The Stories We Don’t Want to Tell: You can take no one further than you have gone yourself

Lecture 2: How Did We Get Here? Connecting the dots between adverse childhood experiences and adult unwanted behaviors

Lecture 3: Why Do We Stay? Understanding the meaning of self-destructive sexual choices and what sustains them

Lecture 4: How Do We Get Out?  Best practices and resources for facing shame, developing self-care, and creating transformative communities

The annual Austin Harrington Counseling Lectures features speakers on topics related to today’s most pressing counseling issues and how to address them from a biblical perspective. The Lectures are part of Covenant’s 2019–2020 Professional Counseling Training Series, which offers ongoing training for counseling professionals. The series leverages research from leaders in the field of counseling to provide continuing education training for licensed counselors interested in CE credits with a Biblical perspective. Each lecture is 1.5 hours on a Friday afternoon, with 30 minutes for networking beforehand. Sign up for one one offering or come to the whole series. This year’s series theme is Family Stories and Your Work with Clients and focuses on applying theology and biblical truth to current topics affecting families, including race, apology, and addiction.

Cost: $25 per lecture / 20% off for Season Pass to the whole series

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NOTE: All classes are cancelled today so that students, faculty, and staff may attend the Counseling Lectures.



February 21
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