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Jesus used his power to protect, to expose, and to restore dignity. -Diane Langberg

Gather with regional Christian leaders to gain understanding and be equipped to lead with the humility and wisdom of a true shepherd. Gain a theological and clinical framework for understanding how power operates, the effects of the abuse of power, and how power can be redeemed and restored to its proper God-given place in relationships and institutions. If you are in a position of leadership or influence in any sphere, this conference is for you.


Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

Langberg, Monroe, and Associates | Counseling Practice

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What To Expect

Friday and Saturday will include talks from our keynote speaker Dr. Diane Langberg as well as from Dr. Philip Monroe.

Both sessions will include Q&A opportunities too.

Friday’s Topics:

  1. Trauma as a Mission
  2. Power Defined, Abused, and Redeemed

Saturday’s Topics:

  1. Caring for People Recovering from Betrayal Trauma:  Challenges and Opportunities
  2. Care for those Who Care for Others
  3. Lament: The First Step to Individual and Community Healing

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Diane Langberg

Dr. Diane Langberg is globally recognized for her 50 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. She also directs her own counseling practice in Jenkintown, PA, Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, which includes sixteen therapists with multiple specialties. Dr. Langberg’s newest book is Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. Other books include Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope (with accompanying workbook), In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors and Suffering the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores.

Dr. Langberg was a co-founder of the Global Trauma Recovery Institute housed at Biblical Theological Seminary (now called Missio) but is now run by Dr. Phil Monroe and Dr. Heather Evans.  She is a retired board member of G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment).

Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Achievements from Taylor University., the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award.

She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren.

Dr. Philip Monroe

Dr. Philip Monroe is a graduate of both Westminster Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School. He is Director of Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society. In addition, he is the Taylor Visiting Professor of Counseling & Psychology at Missio Seminary. Dr. Monroe, a licensed psychologist, joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2000. In 2013, Dr. Monroe and Dr. Langberg launched the Global Trauma Recovery Institute. His areas of specialty include sexual addictions, anxiety, marital distress, and trauma recovery. He is married and has two sons. His personal, professional, and spiritual musings may be found at www.philipmonroe.com.

Every time we treat someone with dignity rather than shame, respect rather than disregard, concern rather than exploitation, kindness rather than brutality, and careful attention rather than turning away, we are doing things that are the reverse of trauma and evil. -Diane Langberg

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