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J.P. Moreland, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
This matters to me because I have suffered severe anxiety myself and a number of my close friends have as well. I have some unique, tested practices and approaches that are effective in getting rid of these conditions.
9:00am Check in
9:30am Opening Session
with Dr. JP Moreland
10:45am Q and A
with Dr. JP Moreland
11:30am Complementary Lunch
12:30pm Breakout Sessions
resource tables in courtyard
Kids track will run simultaneously with the morning and afternoon sessions.
Our GHFC Kids team will be leading a Kids Track during the conference. In the morning we'll have interactive stations going through what God's Word has to say about some key emotions (joy, anger, disgust, fear and sadness). After a free lunch, then we'll end the day watching the movie Inside Out. Email Teri firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Gregory Western, PysD.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Adolescent psychopathology; Family Systems Interventions; Spirituality, Hope and Meaning
Dr. Western has acquired over 20 years of clinical experience. The volume of patients seen early in his career has allowed a unique understanding of various mental health states, modalities of treatment and grew his strong internal work ethic. He has applied semi-structured treatment protocols in treating adolescents, couples and adults at all levels of care, including forensic environments. He is a former expert witness for the State of California, and he maintains a practice giving him a broad understanding of the human condition.
His work and world travel have provided opportunities to understand culture in which he finds crucial and a fascinating component associated with online learning and each clinical case.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, he currently sustains a practice in Anaheim Hills, Ca. Dr. Western is a professor of psychopathology, neuroscience, and Chair/Committee member of dissertations. Also, he speaks and volunteers locally with spiritual organizations to alleviate stigma linked to mental health.
Melanie Lopez – Public School Counselor
MA Education School Counseling, LPCC Associate, MA Christian Education
Melanie has been counseling students/families for over 25 years. A former youth pastor in the Friends Church for fifteen years, Melanie has spent the last ten years serving the community as a full time high school counselor and adjunct community college counselor.
Callie Winters – Special Education/Mild-Moderate – Downey Unified School District
Engaging with kids that have learning and social difficulties is one of the very special gifts the Lord has given me. Teaching is a 2nd career for me, and the feeling God gave me as I walked on the campus of Lewis Elementary for the first time was immeasurable! I was exactly where the Lord wanted me! I’m in my 16th year and feeling the tide of change; not sure what that means yet but looking forward to what God has next for me! Being here today, with you, is saying YES! to God.
Bachelors in Liberal Studies - Cal State Fullerton
Multi-Subject Teaching Credential - BIOLA University
Masters in Classroom Instruction - BIOLA University
Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential - Point Loma University
Masters in Special Education - Point Loma
Matt Tremper – Public School Counselor
I have worked with high school students for the past 16 years in public education as a School Counselor, Dean of Students and Interim Administrator. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle Pacific University, my Master of Science in Counseling and PPS Credential from Cal State Long Beach, and my administrative credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills. It's a blessing to support students and their families within a school setting each day as they navigate and face the challenges of adolescence. High School is a crucial time for students in their mental health development as they head into adulthood and I count it a privilege to walk with them through their journey. As a father of three teenagers and one who tries to be a teenager, it's never a dull moment in the Tremper house!
Diane Fillmore –Spiritual Director
Diane is affiliated with the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association and Spiritual Directors International. She holds a M.A. degree from Biola University in Soul Care and Spiritual Direction as well as a M.A. from Azusa Pacific University in Religion with a specialty in Theology and Ethics. Previously she has served as a hospice chaplain and as a Care Pastor for a congregation of about three thousand attendees. Beyond her professional training, she shares what she has learned from having survived a heart attack, a stroke and six bouts of cancer.
Her passion is helping people become all God created them to be no matter what their circumstances.
Her active-participation workshop, Thriving Mentally and Spiritually During an On-Going Crisis will help you assess the current state of your health. You will receive tools for growth and further study and guided through applying a technique or two during the session. Diane will also make herself available for a complimentary post conference Zoom session if you’d like more personal interaction.