MEET THE SPEAKERS

Neil Nedley, MD 
He connects scientic and clinical studies to help you see the big picture and give true understanding of the brain, how it works, and how it can be positively transformed. He has presented and published numerous studies in the medical and scientic literature and is well known as a public speaker and teacher throughout the world.

EQ and the Family

  • Learn the difference between a functional and a dysfunctional family
  • Learn how functional families can deteriorate into dysfunctional families
  • Understand how a family can change from dysfunctional to functional
  • Learn the emotional benefits/risks of functional/dysfunctional families
  • Understand the importance of expressions of self-sacrificing love with expressions of objective truth in producing healthy family environments

Sex and Emotional Intelligence

  • Know the effects of sex and brain chemistry
  • Learn the effects of excessive/supernormal sex on brain chemistry
  • Learn strategies to improve emotional health by changing sexual practices

Hate, Hate accusations and Emotional Intelligence

  • Know the definition of hate
  • Learn how what is labeled hate can actually be love
  • Learn how to tell the difference between a true hate group and a true love group
  • Understand how to respond to true and false hate groups without adversely effecting emotional intelligence
  • Understand the modern examples of hate and hate accusations in homosexuality and transgenderism

Biblical Case Reports of Marriage/Sex/Family Relations

  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles demonstrating evidence-based principles in emotional intelligence and marriage/divorce
  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles in demonstrating evidence-based principles in emotional intelligence in sexual relations
  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles in demonstrating evidence-based principles in successful and unsuccessful raising of children

Modern Case Reports of Turning Challenging Dysfunctional Families Around

  • Learn through live cases, the principles that adversely affect marriages, families, and children
  • Learn, through live cases, how marriages and families can change by addressing physical/mental/spiritual issues affecting one or more family members
  • Learn how failed family relationships can turn around by addressing the underlying physical/mental/spiritual causes of depression and anxiety

What to do about the Rapid Rise in Emotional Disorders in Generation Y/Z, Millenniums and Boomlets

  • Know the recent statistics of mental disorders in college students and young adults
  • Understand reasons behind the epidemic of mental disorders in young adults
  • Learn some effective strategies of preventing mental disorders in high school and college
  • Know how to address and eradicate mental disorders in affected high school and college youth

Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC
A licensed psychotherapist and Director of the Institute for Healthy Families, a non-profit Christian therapeutic organization in the Washington, D.C. area. Founder and Clinical Director of Northern Virginia Christian Counseling, specializing in the integration of psychology and theology in counseling. Featured on the Dr Oz show.

The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos

  • Understand how attachment, bonding, and intimacy contribute to healthy sexual and relational and development
  • Learn how the synthesis of science and Christian theology contributes to a better understanding of human sexuality
  • Realize how emotional and relational healing through psychotherapy can help those struggling with sexual/gender identity and relational problems
  • Develop a new Christian ethos in order to journey with members of their faith community that are struggling with sexual and/or gender identity

Benefits of Delaying Sexual Debut

  • Discuss early sexual debut in the context of identity formation and intimacy
  • Provide an overview of the scientific benefits that delaying sexual debut has on healthy relationship formation
  • Compare the outcome research of sexual risk avoidance/abstinence education with condom-based sexual education
  • Describe the “what is” and why it is” of teen sex

Family Systems Therapy with Families of Sexual Minority Youth

  • The experiences of sexual minority youth raised in religious families and what research shows about their mental health treatment
  • Outcomes of children and adolescents in mental health treatment: what research shows and does not show
  • A new approach to ethically and safely work with families that are struggling with teenagers experiencing sexual and/or gender identity conflicts
  • One video case study of a family undergoing family systems therapy

Stephen Bauer, PhD
A professor of Theology and Ethics. He was inspired by his parents’ living and practical faith. He loves teaching and his greatest burden is to equip people to live their lives by faith in what God says. He enjoys aviation and has worked as a certified flight instructor.

Levitical Laws on Sexual Behavior: Cultural Artifacts or Relevant Moral Instruction

  • Learn core Levitical Laws on Sexual Behavior
  • Learn how these laws influence New Testament sexual ethics
  • Learn basic contemporary research data on sexual abuse victims
  • Discover how contemporary data reveals the relevance of Lev 18/20 for the present time
  • Discover why Lev 18 and 20 are morally binding in 2018

Amanda-Anguish-MS-MFTIAmanda Anguish, MS, LMFT
An international speaker Amanda has extensive experience with emotionally disturbed and sexually abused juveniles. She also has vast training with CBT and positive psychology. Counselor for Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program and Beautiful Minds.

How to Deal with the Troubled/Challenging Teenager

  • Understand how the teenage brain works
  • Learn how the teenager becomes troubled and challenged
  • Know how to lovingly bring the difficult teenager to accountability and improve the teenager’s emotional intelligence
  • Understand how the above principles are applied by reviewing two case reports of extremely trouble teenagers

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and Emotional Intelligence

  • Learn how trauma in childhood affects us emotionally and physically in adulthood
  • Understand effective principles in counseling those with ACE’s to improve emotional intelligence
  • Learn through case reports how counseling those with ACE’s can help improve emotional intelligence

Krystin Henley, MS, LMFT
A licensed marriage and family therapist; also NDARP* counselor. Because of her passion for children she is certified in school counseling. As a mother, she recognizes the importance of CBT in child development in various settings.

The ABC’s of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children

  • Learn how to introduce key CBT concepts for children
  • Know how to help children to identify distorted thinking and misbeliefs
  • Understand the formula to rational and accurate thinking
  • Learn how to increase children’s frustration tolerance and implement de-escalation techniques

Practical Applications for Teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Children

  • Decipher the 11 common misbeliefs and learn how to assist children in combating them
  • Learn how to use psycho-educational tools and resources to assist children in understanding distorted thinking
  • Know how to engage children’s frontal lobe and reduce “helicopter parenting”
  • Learn how CBT can be put into practice with role-playing

Phil Mills, MD
During medical school, he began researching, writing, and giving seminars on marriage and family issues. This life long interest has benefited countless people in the US and through-out the world. His principles are reflected in 42 years of happy marriage and successfully married children. He has authored a handbook on courtship.

Finding the Perfect Mate

  • Understand the benefits/risks of pharmaceuticals for mental illness
  • Know why healthy and beneficial alternatives to medication for mental illness are desirable
  • Learn multiple evidence based alternatives that are beneficial for mental illness and how to use them

The Government of God

  • Learn the biblical heavenly government model
  • Understand the biblical angelic government and the challenge to it
  • Learn the patriarchal family government model—and the challenge to it
  • Understand the Christian government model
  • Learn how all of the models relate to evidence-based successful models of family government
  • Learn how modern coverture versus egalitarian systems of family government relate to the above

How to Have a Happy Marriage

  • Learn the 4 stages of a typical marriage
  • Know the definition of a happy, healthy, and successful marriage
  • Learn ten evidence-based principles of the happiest and most successful marriages
  • Understand how these principles translate into happy and successful families

Randy Bivens, MD
As VP of Weimar Institute he is the administrative head of the NEWSTART® program and an avid promoter of lifestyle medicine. He currently serves as the executive vice president of Life and Health Network.

 

When Families Divide

  • Know why divorce should be avoided
  • Understand when it is best for separation or divorce to occur
  • Learn evidence-based principles on how to weather an unwanted to divorce
  • Understand the principles of turning bitter disappointments into improving emotional intelligence and leads to happy appointments

Daniel-Binus-MD-150x150Daniel Binus, MD
The founder of Beautiful Minds Clinic where the psychiatric care goes beyond medications. He gives new meaning to the phrase “comprehensive mental care” with signicant proven results.

 

Alternatives to Medication for Mental Illness

  • Understand the benefits/risks of pharmaceuticals for mental illness
  • Know why healthy and beneficial alternatives to medication for mental illness are desirable
  • Learn multiple evidence based alternatives that are beneficial for mental illness and how to use them

Strengthening Family Dynamics to Improve Adolescent Mental Health

  • Know how the break-up of healthy family dynamics can lead to adolescent mental illness
  • Learn effective evidence-based parenting approaches
  • Understand how you as a parent can stay connected with your adolescent

Don-Mackintosh_RN_MDiv-150x150Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv
He is well known nationally and internationally for his ability to combine science with religion in his counseling sessions and presentations. His insights and
perspectives are practical, humorous, and positively life-changing.

Depression & Its Impact on Families

  • Learn what causes depression within families
  • Know the impact clinical depression has on the marriage / family
  • Understand what can be done to stop and reverse depression and it’s family impac
  • Understand an instructional case study related to reversing clinical depression and it’s impact on the family

The Case For Being Single and Satisfied

  • Know the health benefits of being single versus being married
  • Understand both the secular and spiritual case for choosing to be single
  • Learn how to be part of and experience the benefits of family as a single person
  • Understand a case study of transforming an unhappy single into a happy single person

Shame and Its Impact on Marriage & Family

  • Learn what shame is
  • Understand how shame impacts relationships
  • Know some typical approaches to dealing with shame
  • Learn the relevance of these Biblical principles in what we know about how the brain changes today
  • Understand at least one instructional case study in transforming shame to emotional success and fulfillment

Saving A Failing Marriage

  • Know the most common reasons marriages fail
  • Understand the advantages of saving marriages that were failing
  • Learn counseling principles in turning unhappy marriages into happy marriages
  • Learn common counseling mistakes in challenging marriage situations
  • Understand case reports of marriages that would have failed but instead counseling saved and revived them
  • Learn about at least one recent case study of demonstrating the principles of number 4

Erwin Nanasi
He is the minister of music and director of choral activities at Weimar Institute. A great pianist and composer, Erwin has toured and performed in over 20
countries. He enjoys lecturing on music cognition and its effects on emotions.

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence and Family Bonding Through Music

  • Know historical examples of healthy music and its association with enhanced emotional intelligence
  • Learn the principles of emotionally healthy music
  • Understand how emotionally healthy music can be enjoyed by all generations
  • Hear practical examples of enjoyable emotionally healthy music for all family members

EDDIE-150x150Eddie Ramirez, MD
A busy researcher he has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical literature. He has 20 years experience working in various lifestyle centers and has spoken and shared his research in more than 42 countries.

 

The Role of Family Nutrition in Stabilizing Emotions

  • Learn the importance of prenatal nutrition on the future emotional stability of the developing fetus
  • Learn the importance of anti-inflammatory foods on future mental health
  • Understand the epigenetic effect of meals and timing on mental health and present and future emotional stability
  • Understand the importance of family togetherness during meals
  • Know how an entire family can change their diet from unhealthy to healthy, and still enjoy eating

Studies on marriage, sex, and the family from the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program

  • Understand how the Depression and Anxiety Recovery Database is formed and accumulated
  • Learn the studies from the database on marriage, sex, and the family that have been accepted for peer review publication and scientific meeting presentations
  • Understand why these studies are foundational for understanding the importance of marriage, healthy sex, and healthy family relationships in improving emotional intelligence

Erica Nedley, PT & Tami Bivens, RD
Erica and Tami are well known plant based cooks that have raised their families on fresh, wholesome ingredients. Both love to share with others the joy of healthy nutritious food. As a result, Erica has authored Brighten up Breakfast and Tami authored two cookbooks, From Plant to Plate, regular and a diabetic version.

 Cooking for the Family

  • Know what constitutes a healthy meal for children, and adolescents
  • Understand how to cook healthy meals that are highly desirable for children
  • Learn cooking techniques that are quick, efficient and fun

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

 

 

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Pastors
  • Educators
  • School Counselors
  • Physician Assistants

 

 

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Participants from 8-week programs
  • Alumni from 10-day programs
  • Trained Directors and Facilitators
  • Media, drug, alcohol, sex addiction counselors and other professionals

Schedule, Topics & Objectives

12:30 – 1:25 “EQ and the Family” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Learn the difference between a functional and a dysfunctional family
  • Learn how functional families can deteriorate into dysfunctional families
  • Understand how a family can change from dysfunctional to functional
  • Learn the emotional benefits/risks of functional/dysfunctional families
  • Understand the importance of expressions of self-sacrificing love with expressions of objective truth in producing healthy family environments

1:30 – 2:25 “Depression & Its Impact on Families” Don Mackintosh,
BSN, MDiv

  • Learn what causes depression within families
  • Know the impact clinical depression has on the marriage / family
  • Understand what can be done to stop and reverse depression and it’s family impac
  • Understand an instructional case study related to reversing clinical depression and it’s impact on the family

3:00 – 3:55 The ABC’s of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children” Krystin Henley, MS, LMFT

  • Learn how to introduce key CBT concepts for children
  • Know how to help children to identify distorted thinking and misbeliefs
  • Understand the formula to rational and accurate thinking
  • Learn how to increase children’s frustration tolerance and implement de-escalation techniques

4:00 – 5:55 The Role of Family Nutrition in Stabilizing Emotions” Eddie Ramirez, MD

  • Learn the importance of prenatal nutrition on the future emotional stability of the developing fetus
  • Learn the importance of anti-inflammatory foods on future mental health
  • Understand the epigenetic effect of meals and timing on mental health and present and future emotional stability
  • Understand the importance of family togetherness during meals
  • Know how an entire family can change their diet from unhealthy to healthy, and still enjoy eating

6:30 – 7:30 The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos” Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC

  • Understand how attachment, bonding, and intimacy contribute to healthy sexual and relational and development
  • Learn how the synthesis of science and Christian theology contributes to a better understanding of human sexuality
  • Realize how emotional and relational healing through psychotherapy can help those struggling with sexual/gender identity and relational problems
  • Develop a new Christian ethos in order to journey with members of their faith community that are struggling with sexual and/or gender identity
8:30 – 9:25 “Sex and Emotional Intelligence” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Know the effects of sex and brain chemistry
  • Learn the effects of excessive/supernormal sex on brain chemistry
  • Learn strategies to improve emotional health by changing sexual practices

9:30 – 10:25 “Benefits of Delaying Sexual DebutChristopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC

  • Discuss early sexual debut in the context of identity formation and intimacy
  • Provide an overview of the scientific benefits that delaying sexual debut has on healthy relationship formation
  • Compare the outcome research of sexual risk avoidance/abstinence education with condom-based sexual education
  • Describe the “what is” and why it is” of teen sex

10:45 – 11:40 Alternatives to Medication for Mental Illness” Daniel Binus, MD

  • Understand the benefits/risks of pharmaceuticals for mental illness
  • Know why healthy and beneficial alternatives to medication for mental illness are desirable
  • Learn multiple evidence based alternatives that are beneficial for mental illness and how to use them

11:45 – 12:40 “How to Deal with the Troubled/Challenging Teenager” Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

  • Understand how the teenage brain works
  • Learn how the teenager becomes troubled and challenged
  • Know how to lovingly bring the difficult teenager to accountability and improve the teenager’s emotional intelligence
  • Understand how the above principles are applied by reviewing two case reports of extremely trouble teenagers

Breakout Times

  • 3:00 – 4:00
  • 4:15 – 5:15

Breakout 1: Don Mackintosh-Phil Mills

“The Case For Being Single and Satisfied” Don, Mackintosh, MSN, MDiv

  • Know the health benefits of being single versus being married
  • Understand both the secular and spiritual case for choosing to be single
  • Learn how to be part of and experience the benefits of family as a single person
  • Understand a case study of transforming an unhappy single into a happy single person

“Finding the Perfect Mate” Phil Mills, MD

  • Understand if marriage is for you or not
  • Know the advantages of singleness versus marriage
  • Learn multiple evidence-based secrets to finding the perfect mate
  • Understand evidence-based principles of compatibility
  • Learn how these principles can be applied via at least one case report

Breakout 2: Amanda Anguish-Krystin Henley

“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and Emotional Intelligence” Amanda Anguish, MS, LMFT

  • Learn how trauma in childhood affects us emotionally and physically in adulthood
  • Understand effective principles in counseling those with ACE’s to improve emotional intelligence
  • Learn through case reports how counseling those with ACE’s can help improve emotional intelligence

“Practical applications for teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children” Krystin Henley, MS, LMFT

  • Decipher the 11 common misbeliefs and learn how to assist children in combating them
  • Learn how to use psycho-educational tools and resources to assist children in understanding distorted thinking
  • Know how to engage children’s frontal lobe and reduce “helicopter parenting”
  • Learn how CBT can be put into practice with role-playing

Breakout 3: Christopher Doyle-Neil Nedley

“Family Systems Therapy with Families of Sexual Minority Youth” Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC

  • The experiences of sexual minority youth raised in religious families and what research shows about their mental health treatment
  • Outcomes of children and adolescents in mental health treatment: what research shows and does not show
  • A new approach to ethically and safely work with families that are struggling with teenagers experiencing sexual and/or gender identity conflicts
  • One video case study of a family undergoing family systems therapy

“Hate, Hate accusations and Emotional Intelligence” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Know the definition of hate
  • Learn how what is labeled hate can actually be love
  • Learn how to tell the difference between a true hate group and a true love group
  • Understand how to respond to true and false hate groups without adversely effecting emotional intelligence
  • Understand the modern examples of hate and hate accusations in homosexuality and transgenderism

Breakout 4: Daniel Binus-Erica Nedley, Tami Bivens

“Strengthening Family Dynamics to Improve Adolescent Mental Health” Daniel Binus, MD

  • Know how the break-up of healthy family dynamics can lead to adolescent mental illness
  • Learn effective evidence-based parenting approaches
  • Understand how you as a parent can stay connected with your adolescent

“Cooking for the Family” Erica Nedley, PT; Tami Bivens, RD

  • Know what constitutes a healthy meal for children, and adolescents
  • Understand how to cook healthy meals that are highly desirable for children
  • Learn cooking techniques that are quick, efficient and fun

7:00 – 7:55 “Levitical Laws on Sexual Behavior: Cultural Artifacts or Relevant Moral Instruction” Stephen Baurer, PhD

  • Learn core Levitical Laws on Sexual Behavior
  • Learn how these laws influence New Testament sexual ethics
  • Learn basic contemporary research data on sexual abuse victims
  • Discover how contemporary data reveals the relevance of Lev 18/20 for the present time
  • Discover why Lev 18 and 20 are morally binding in 2018
8:30 – 9:25 “Shame and Its Impact on Marriage & Family” Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv

  • Learn what shame is
  • Understand how shame impacts relationships
  • Know some typical approaches to dealing with shame
  • Learn the relevance of these Biblical principles in what we know about how the brain changes today
  • Understand at least one instructional case study in transforming shame to emotional success and fulfillment

9:30 – 10:30 “The Government of God” Phil Mills, MD

  • Learn the biblical heavenly government model
  • Understand the biblical angelic government and the challenge to it
  • Learn the patriarchal family government model—and the challenge to it
  • Understand the Christian government model
  • Learn how all of the models relate to evidence-based successful models of family government
  • Learn how modern coverture versus egalitarian systems of family government relate to the above

11:30 – 12:30 “Biblical Case Reports of Marriage/Sex/Family Relations” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles demonstrating evidence-based principles in emotional intelligence and marriage/divorce
  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles in demonstrating evidence-based principles in emotional intelligence in sexual relations
  • Understand ancient biblical case studies and principles in demonstrating evidence-based principles in successful and unsuccessful raising of children

3:30 – 4:30 “Enhancing Emotional Intelligence and Family Bonding Through Music” Erwin Nanasi

  • Know historical examples of healthy music and its association with enhanced emotional intelligence
  • Learn the principles of emotionally healthy music
  • Understand how emotionally healthy music can be enjoyed by all generations
  • Hear practical examples of enjoyable emotionally healthy music for all family members

4:30 – 5:30 Modern Case Reports of Turning Challenging Dysfunctional Families Around” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Learn through live cases, the principles that adversely affect marriages, families, and children
  • Learn, through live cases, how marriages and families can change by addressing physical/mental/spiritual issues affecting one or more family members
  • Learn how failed family relationships can turn around by addressing the underlying physical/mental/spiritual causes of depression and anxiety

7:00 – 7:55 What to do about the Rapid Rise in Emotional Disorders in Generation Y/Z, Millenniums and Boomlets” Neil Nedley, MD

  • Know the recent statistics of mental disorders in college students and young adults
  • Understand reasons behind the epidemic of mental disorders in young adults
  • Learn some effective strategies of preventing mental disorders in high school and college
  • Know how to address and eradicate mental disorders in affected high school and college youth
8:30 – 9:20 Studies on marriage, sex, and the family from the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program” Eddie Ramirez, MD

  • Understand how the Depression and Anxiety Recovery Database is formed and accumulated
  • Learn the studies from the database on marriage, sex, and the family that have been accepted for peer review publication and scientific meeting presentations
  • Understand why these studies are foundational for understanding the importance of marriage, healthy sex, and healthy family relationships in improving emotional intelligence

9:30 – 10:15 “How to Have a Happy Marriage” Phil Mills, MD

  • Learn the 4 stages of a typical marriage
  • Know the definition of a happy, healthy, and successful marriage
  • Learn ten evidence-based principles of the happiest and most successful marriages
  • Understand how these principles translate into happy and successful families

10:30 – 11:15 “Saving A Failing Marriage” Don Mackintosh,BSN, MDiv

  • Know the most common reasons marriages fail
  • Understand the advantages of saving marriages that were failing
  • Learn counseling principles in turning unhappy marriages into happy marriages
  • Learn common counseling mistakes in challenging marriage situations
  • Understand case reports of marriages that would have failed but instead counseling saved and revived them
  • Learn about at least one recent case study of demonstrating the principles of number 4

11:15 – 12:00 “When Families Divide” Randy Biven, MD

  • Know why divorce should be avoided
  • Understand when it is best for separation or divorce to occur
  • Learn evidence-based principles on how to weather an unwanted to divorce
  • Understand the principles of turning bitter disappointments into improving emotional intelligence and leads to happy appointments

Price & Registration

  • Summit/Continuing Education

    Discounted (Early) Registration* – $389
    Registration** – $449
    Registration (no meals) – $315
    22 hours CME Category 1 Credit: – $150
    22 hours CEU Credit – $50

    Full registration includes all seminars and 8 gourmet meals listed in the schedule of events.

    *On or before January 15, 2018
    ** On or after January 16, 2018

    Cancellations: You may request a refund, minus a $30 processing fee per registrant, through Thursday, February 7, 2018. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date. Registration closes Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

  • Training the Trainer

    Pre-Summit Certification
    Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™

    Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8:00-5:00 — Thursday, Feb. 15, 8:00-11:00

    Associate Directors – $375
    Facilitators – $175
    Alumni Directors/Facilitators – $75
    Alumni Directors New Materials – $199
    16 Hours CEU Credit – $50

    Post-Summit Certification
    Optimize Your Brain™

    Sunday, Feb. 18, 2:00-6:00

    Coordinators – $275
    Alumni Coordinators – $50