Educational Events and Workshops

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A workshop based upon the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman. I am a certified trainer of this program, trained by the developers and leaders of the program.

Is this workshop for us?

Couples that would benefit from this workshop:

  • Pre-Engaged
  • Pre-Marital
  • Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
  • Committed couples
  • Those who wish to enhance a good marriage
  • Those needing better conflict management tools

What the workshop is about:

  • Improving friendship, fondness and admiration
  • Enhancing fondness and intimacy
  • Managing conflict constructively
  • Creating shared meaning
  • Maintaining gains throughout a lifetime
  • Gaining skills to address perpetual and solvavable problems
  • Format includes lectures and private couple exercises

What the workshop is not:

  • It is not therapy
  • It is not an open sharing of personal problems.
  • All exercises and discussions will occur privatelybetween you and your significant other.

What are for formats and costs:

There are two typical formats – one day/six hour and three, two hour evening sessions.

The cost, for the six hour model varies depending upon the number of participants and will be no more than $200.00 for each couple, plus the cost of materials. Snacks will be provided and, for the one day format, lunch will be on your own. There are two types of book sets I can order for you and they range from $39-69.00. All cost can be paid with installments as well if that would allow you to be a part of this experience. If this cost is difficult to manage….please speak with me.

Couple CommunicationTM

This is a eight hour, four-two hour seminar that provides opportunities to understand how couples communicate, and develop skills to enhance their communication.
Typically this seminar include three to five couples. The class is offered at least three times each year. It will also be offered when sufficient couples have an interest.

To learn more about it check the Couple Communication website.

Theological Reflection Group:

This is a pastoral care giving education/support group that meets to reflect upon the faith/theological aspects of pastoral care and church life. This is not a “therapy group” but a consultation group lead by Dr. Hamilton.

To learn more, contact me at my office

Case Consultation

This can be offered to individuals, church staff or in a small group setting. This is an opportunity to receive professional consultation regarding pastoral counseling and pastoral care needs in congregations and other clinical settings.. My work is supervised by a Diplomate in AAPC. For more information about these levels of professional credentials, please see the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Small Group Leadership:

This workshop focuses upon the role of small groups within the local congregation. I believe that all small groups in congregations are places for spiritual community and growth. I also believe that quality group leadership can help these groups growth in depth and function. This can also be offered in your specific congregational setting.

For Information about These or Other Programs, please contact Dr. Hamilton at 717-392-1007

Other Workshops:

Throughout the year, other workshops are offered focusing upon mental health needs, pastoral care and counseling and congregational education.
If you would like to be notified when these are scheduled, please let me know.

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32 E McGovern Ave , PA
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 392-1007

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