Speaker's Bureau

PRESENTATIONS & SEMINARS


Members of Upward Call's counseling staff are available to present

seminars/classes at your church, school, or conference on a variety

of relational or mental health topics. We would love to serve your

organization's educational needs in this way.  

 

Below is a list of topics we currently cover. Click on the topic of your

choice to see what presentations/seminars are available. Click here to

email us for more information or call us at 717.656.4834.

Topics

 
 

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ADDICTION

  • Addicted: Information & Support for Families of Individuals Struggling with Addiction

    • Helpful information for the family and friends of individuals struggling with various forms of Addiction

    • Speaker: TBD 

 

 

ALCOHOLISM

  • Addicted: Information & Support for Families of Individuals Struggling with Addiction

    • Helpful information for the family and friends of individuals struggling with Alocholism

    • Speaker: TBD

 

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2-hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens. This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

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ANXIETY

  • Overcoming Anxiety

    ​       In this seminar, we will explain the dynamics of anxiety and look at Biblical strategies to overcome this disorder.

 

INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE/BIRACIAL CHILDREN

  • The New Normal - Interracial Families and Biracial Children

    • What it means to be in a biracial marriage and the common benefits and challenges of interracial marriage and biracial children.

    • Speaker: TBD  

             

 

 

BEAUTY

  • Seeing the Beauty in You: Body Image and Self Esteem

    • This uplifting, 1-hour seminar will encourage women and girls to see themselves as beautiful in a balanced and healthy way.  The history of the beauty standard and cultural influence on beauty will be examined.  Attendees will learn how to free themselves from enslaving beliefs about beauty, and live life with humble confidence.  This seminar has been presented to young mothers, parents of teenagers, and even a group of professional athletic trainers.  It's perfect for any group of women, teen girls, or those who want to help God's daughters embrace their true beauty!  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

  

BLENDED/STEP FAMILIES

  • Understanding the Dynamics of the Blended/Step-Family

 

BULLYING

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2-hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

COUNSELING TRAINING

  • Training in Counseling: Working with Couples & Families {For Pastors & Lay Counselors}

    • This seminar provides helpful information, particularly for working with couples and families. Each provides a series of classes for the following groups:

      • 1. Lay Counselors - Classes include the basics of biblical counseling, along with skills needed for counseling. An

      •     introductory class in marriage and family is also available.​

      • 2. Pastors - Every pastor should be informed about the basics of counseling, especially with couples and families, which we

      •     address in this course.

      • 3. Professional Counselors - We offer supervision for social workers, as well as marriage and family therapists for those

      •     who wish to achieve licensure, or simply enhance their skills in counseling.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson, as well as other counselors

 

DEMENTIA

  • Dementia: Information & Support for Families of Individuals with Dementia

    • Helpful information for family and friends of individuals with Dementia

    • Speaker: TBD 

DEPRESSION

  • There and Back Again:  Depression and Recovery

    • This informative, 1-hour seminar addresses the issue nicknamed "the common cold of mental health disorders": depression.  Attendees will learn the official symptoms of clinical depression, and, most importantly, will learn how to overcome this common affliction by embracing a "whole person approach" to healing.  In addition, special emphasis is given to Bible characters who faced depression, and to how we can deepen our connection to God even while suffering.  This seminar has been presented to groups of women and senior citizens, but would work well for almost any group, since depression is experienced by approximately 25% of the population.  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

  • Freedom From Depression

    • This seminar explains the symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression, and highlights God's principles for helping people overcome depression.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • The Shattered World: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a diagnosis commonly given to combat veterans and survivors of childhood abuse or domestic violence, and it can also affect survivors of many other traumatic events.  This seminar will explain what trauma is and what it does to the human mind, emotions, and behavior.  Also, emphasis is given to the Genesis account of creation, and how it relates to human trauma.  And finally, the process of recovery from trauma will be taught.  This 1-hour seminar has been presented to the staff of a residential mental health treatment facility, but would also be perfect for abuse recovery groups, pastors, youth pastors, teachers, parents, and anyone else who cares about hurting people.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

EATING DISORDERS

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2-hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

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  • Seeing the Beauty in You: Body Image and Self Esteem

    • This uplifting, 1-hour seminar will encourage women and girls to see themselves as beautiful in a balanced and healthy way.  The history of the beauty standard and cultural influence on beauty will be examined.  Attendees will learn how to free themselves from enslaving beliefs about beauty, and live life with humble confidence.  This seminar has been presented to young mothers, parents of teenagers, and even a group of professional athletic trainers.  It's perfect for any group of women, teen girls, or those who want to help God's daughters embrace their true beauty!  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

FAMILY

  • The New Normal - Interracial Families and Biracial Children

    • What it means to be in a biracial marriage and the common benefits and challenges of interracial marriage, family and biracial children.

    • Speaker: TBD 

 

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2-hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

  • Understanding the Dynamics of the Blended/Step-Family

    • In this seminar we will discuss ways to navigate the common problems and snares of a step-family

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

  • God’s Behavioral Principles for the Family

    • This seminar examines positive actions that draw a couple, as well as their children, closer to each other.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

  • Who’s in Charge at Your House?

    • We will unpack God's organizational structure, or blueprint, for the home.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

  • Dealing with Generational Dynamics in the Family

    • Learn how to gain insight into generational issues, and how to break the cycle of negative generational problems.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

  • Training in Counseling: Working with Couples & Families {For Pastors & Lay Counselors}

  • How to Leave Home with Grace & Dignity

    • This seminar is geared towards young adults. Leaving home is a pivotal time for young people and this seminar explains ways to do this effectively. 

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

 

FORGIVENESS

  • What Happens when we Pray for our Offenders?

    • This seminar unpacks the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of praying for those who offend us.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

  • Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

    • Forgiveness is a popular topic in secular conferences, but we will see how the Bible holds the key to this marvelous figt in this seminar.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

 

MARRIAGE

  • 3-Day Marriage Intensive

    • We all get stuck. This 3-day couple intensive is designed from evidence-based research of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy created by Dr. Susan Johnson, as an effective approach that helps couples identify their negative patterns and move from frustration and loneliness to creating secure, loving bonds that allows the participants to live a life of peace, freedom, and self-expression. God created marriage.  Together you will learn the meaning, secret and power of a Christ-centered marriage. The couple intensive includes 20 hours of counseling, pre-intensive assessment, post-intensive couple session,        2-night accommodations, 2 lunches, and refreshments throughout the sessions. Click here to view the event brochure.

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    • Speaker: Rhonda Stiver and her husband, Rick Stiver

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  • Who’s in Charge at Your House?

    • In this seminar, we unpack God's organizational structure, or blueprint, for the home.

    • Speaker: Dr. James Johnson

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PORNOGRAPHY

  • Addicted: Information & Support for Families of Individuals Struggling with Addiction

    • Useful information for the family and friends of individuals struggling with addiction.

    • Speaker: TBD 

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2 hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

  • The Shattered World: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a diagnosis commonly given to combat veterans and survivors of childhood abuse or domestic violence, and it can also affect survivors of many other traumatic events.  This seminar will explain what trauma is and what it does to the human mind, emotions, and behavior.  Also, emphasis is given to the Genesis account of creation, and how it relates to human trauma.  And finally, the process of recovery from trauma will be taught.  This 1-hour seminar has been presented to the staff of a residential mental health treatment facility, but would also be perfect for abuse recovery groups, pastors, youth pastors, teachers, parents, and anyone else who cares about hurting people.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

 

SELF ESTEEM

  • Seeing the Beauty in You: Body Image and Self Esteem

    • This uplifting, 1 hour seminar will encourage women and girls to see themselves as beautiful in a balanced and healthy way.  The history of the beauty standard and cultural influence on beauty will be examined.  Attendees will learn how to free themselves from enslaving beliefs about beauty, and live life with humble confidence.  This seminar has been presented to young mothers, parents of teenagers, and even a group of professional athletic trainers.  It's perfect for any group of women, teen girls, or those who want to help God's daughters embrace their true beauty!  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

SELF-HARM

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2 hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

SEXUALITY

 

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2 hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

 

TEENS

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2 hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

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WOMEN

  • Seeing the Beauty in You: Body Image and Self Esteem

    • This uplifting, 1 hour seminar will encourage women and girls to see themselves as beautiful in a balanced and healthy way.  The history of the beauty standard and cultural influence on beauty will be examined.  Attendees will learn how to free themselves from enslaving beliefs about beauty, and live life with humble confidence.  This seminar has been presented to young mothers, parents of teenagers, and even a group of professional athletic trainers.  It's perfect for any group of women, teen girls, or those who want to help God's daughters embrace their true beauty!  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

  • There and Back Again:  Depression and Recovery

    • This informative, 1-hour seminar addresses the issue nicknamed "the common cold of mental health disorders": depression.  Attendees will learn the official symptoms of clinical depression, and, most importantly, will learn how to overcome this common affliction by embracing a "whole person approach" to healing.  In addition, special emphasis is given to Bible characters who faced depression, and to how we can deepen our connection to God even while suffering.  This seminar has been presented to groups of women and senior citizens, but would work well for almost any group, since depression is experienced by approximately 25% of the population.  

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 

YOUTH

  • Hurts of the Modern Teenager

    • This eye-opening, 2 hour seminar reveals the specific problems commonly afflicting teenagers today.  Topics addressed include self-harm, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying, sexual promiscuity, pornography usage, and more.  Emphasis will be given also to solutions for how to support and help hurting teens.  This seminar is perfect for youth pastors; youth group leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a concern and love for teens.

    • Speaker: Melissa Ticen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Available Seminars

Upward Call Counseling Services

{also doing business as Shepherd's Touch & River of Hope}

2394 New Holland Pike | Lancaster, PA 17601 | 717.656.4834 office 

717.656.0945 fax | info@upwardcall.org | www.upwardcall.org

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