Clinical & Theological Reflection
Case Consultation Group
This is an ongoing case consultation group for licensed (or temporary licensed) of all types. The group is intended to provide peer consultation as well as an ecumenical case consultation for depth, meaning, assessment & utilization of spiritual resources. This group is intended to deal with issues of diagnosis and treatment planning but will go beyond this to look at the deeper meanings, existential and spiritual themes as well as spiritual resources.
This case consultation group will involve shared case material by members in a confidential setting, reflection on the case material through both multi-disciplined clinical and a broad theological lens, and time for personal interaction to enhance therapist growth and development.
In addition to providing peer support, reflection and consultation on differential diagnoses, difficult cases, and treatment planning, this group should help with:
1. A broadening of appreciation for diverse points of view by reviewing a variety of cases with a diverse group of participants and engaging in dialogue and reflection with a range of ethnic, socio-economic, and religious perspectives.
2. Gaining an awareness of how to listen for the spiritual story of their clients and learn how to integrate that story with other aspects of therapy.
3.growth in an understanding of the therapist’s own spiritual and religious traditions and learn when and how to appropriately draw on these for the benefit of their clients.
Chris O’Rear, M.Div., M.M.F.T. is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee with 23 years of clinical experience. He is an approved clinical supervisor. You can read more about his education and experience Here.