Immanuel Approach Advanced Training

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Date(s) - 11/01/2019
8:45 am - 4:30 pm

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Join the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors and MN Adult & Teen Challenge to learn how to utilize the Immanuel Approach in trauma work at our advanced Immanuel Approach Training.

If you are planning to attend this advanced Immanuel Approach training, it is preferred that you already know the foundation for the Immanuel Approach or review Immanuel Approach online and catch up with a few “Getting Started” Videos.

Learning Objectives for Advanced Training

  • The participant will learn relationships between forgiveness and processing trauma.
  • The participant will learn how narratives integrate right and left brain processes in order to develop hope.
  • The participant will explore the links between an individual’s internal model of significant caregivers, implicit memories, and one’s God image.
  • The participant will learn to foster a greater Therapeutic Alliance with clients by practicing Attunement
  • The participant will learn the importance of developing a Secure Base from which to process trauma.

Immanuel Approach Training Speakers

Rev. Mark Hattendorf, Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Hattendorf  has studied and utilized several inner healing models since working on a masters degree in 1984. In 2002 Mark joined the Lehman Mentoring group while the group was exploring effects of infusing joy-based, attunement centered, methodologies into the Theophostic approach. The results of this 10 year process of group exploration were the discovery of the Immanuel Process for Emotional Healing, founded by Dr. Karl Lehman. During the exploration, Mark documented the evolution of inner healing in a Narrative Case Study Dissertation at Regent University school of Psychology and Counseling which specifically identified the salient factors necessary for successful healing sessions.Currently Mark leads missions’ trips into highly traumatized populations worldwide, trains groups in the process of emotional healing, works in a private practice – and – tries to get on wild and remote rivers to run kayak expeditions.  When Mark preaches at his home church in Glen Ellyn Illinois, and at others, he tries to keep in mind the words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, “When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees”.

Andrea Bacon, M.D.
Dr. Bacon is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.  She graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College where she received her medical degree.  She completed her general psychiatry residency at Ohio State University and a fellowship in child psychiatry at Northwestern University.  She has been practicing medicine for over 16 years.  She has spent the last several years learning about healing prayer as a way to integrate her faith and her profession.  Her ultimate goal is to use her knowledge of healing prayer and psychiatry to bring emotional and spiritual transformation to wounded people throughout the US and throughout the world.

Training Schedule:

8:45 – 9:10 AM – Sign-in, coffee
9:15 -10:45 AM – Training
10:45 -11:00 AM – Morning Break
11:00 -12:15 PM – Training
12:15 -1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Training
2:30 – 2:45 PM – Afternoon Break
2:45 – 4:30 PM – Training

Parking Information:

Due to limited parking spaces, we recommend you park at the nearby Kmart parking lot and the MNTC Shuttle will escort you to and from the MNTC location.

Shuttle time is approximately 5 minutes.
Shuttle pickup times – 8:40, 8:50, 9:00 AM
Shuttle drop off – 4:30 & 4:45 PM

Address to the Kmart parking lot:
10 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Bookings are closed for this event.