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Adolescent Suicide Seminar on May 4


The Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Neumann University will host a seminar on the Spiritual Dimensions of Adolescent Suicide on Wednesday, May 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development.


Participants can expect to come to a better understanding of the latest findings concerning adolescent emotional, social, sexual, and spiritual development. They should also be able to identify stress factors that may be unique to modern youth culture.

Keynote speaker Stephen R. Treat, D.Min, is a senior staff therapist and supervisor for Council for Relationships. He brings years of experience as a pastor, pastoral counselor, marriage and family therapist, teacher, supervisor, CEO, and popular speaker on radio, television, and at seminars. This seminar is suggested for parish clergy; school counselors, psychologists, and social workers; youth leaders, mentors, and advocates; and counselors and psychotherapists.

Treat will focus particularly on how professionals can become more competent and confident in and helping the challenges of suicide prevention. The seminar will also feature other presenters who will focus on the myths and realities of youth suicide and the professional and personal dimensions of suicide prevention and response.

Cost is $60 and $50 for trainees and students. Please register by Wednesday, April 20. Six CEU’s are available. For more information, contact Len DiPaul, Ed.D, director of pastoral and theological studies at Neumann, at 610-361-5225 or dipaull@neumann.edu.



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