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Davis to lead workshop on affect-focused therapy on Oct. 1

Dr. Jerry Davis, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. Dr. Jerry Davis, director of the graduate counseling program at Huntington University, will present a workshop on affect-focused therapy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 in IPFW's Walb Student Union.

This six-hour workshop will help participants better understand and learn how to work with the affect (emotions) of their clients. The workshop will explore the research on the importance of affect, how to include affect-focused work with their existing approaches and how to use attunement, heightening and containment to make lasting changes in their clients. In addition, participants will explore decision-making strategies for the ethical use of spiritual interventions in therapy.

Davis is the director of the graduate counseling program and professor of counseling at Huntington University. He is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor in the state of Indiana. He has taught and done clinical supervision for the past 17 years and has done part-time therapy for Samaritan Centers, Psychiatric Services, Parkview Behavioral Health and the Family Care Center. Currently, Davis has a private practice in Huntington called Grace & Truth Counseling Services.

Davis holds degrees in Bible and Christian Education (B.A.) and Counseling (M.Ed. and Ph.D.).

The workshop is open to anyone, and there is a reduced fee for students. The registration fee is $75 or $25 for students. There is an additional $20 charged for registration at the door. Register online at https://learn.ipfw.edu/CourseStatus.awp?~~11FHLT132.