Carroll to host seminar series aimed at helping couples survive infidelity

Seminar is the first in an “Equipping Ministry Leaders Series;” others to address suicide, self-harm, complex trauma, and crises counseling

IRVING, Texas (Oct. 18, 2021)—B. H. Carroll Theological Institute in Irving will host a special series of events from November 2021-May 2022 for those engaged in pastoral ministry, church administration, chaplaincy, and other Christian ministries.

The “Equipping Ministry Leaders Series” begins Nov. 1 with the seminar, “Helping Couples Survive Infidelity,” from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Guest speakers are Dr. Lori Ryan, LPC, and Dr. Mentanna Campbell, LPC. Both are resident fellows at Carroll and work in the field of professional counseling. 

“Today’s minister is faced with a myriad of complex concerns and we, at B.H. Carroll, want to help equip them by offering Christ-centered counseling skills for some of the most pressing issues,” said Dr. Shannon Wolf, associate director of counseling programs at Carroll. 

“Over the next several months, our series of free workshops, webinars, and seminars, conducted by experts in the field, will assist ministers as they work with these challenging situations. That is why we are starting with one of the most complex and widespread of situations—marital infidelity.”

The seminar and the entire series are presented free of charge to participants, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the In Trust Center for Theological Schools.  

Upcoming topics for the “Equipping Ministry Leaders Series” include suicide and self-harm, trauma and complex trauma, and “Job through the Eyes of a Crisis Counselor.” 

To register for the Nov. 1 seminar, go to https://events.bhcarroll.edu/emls/20211101/event. Registration is free and those who attend may do so in person or virtually. Lunch will be provided for in-person guests.

More Information on Nov. 1 Speakers

Dr. Lori Ryan is a licensed professional counselor who practices out of Promises Counseling in Burleson, Texas. She also has experience working with women at Safe Haven. Lori received an MA in Christian counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a PhD in psychology and counseling from B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. Lori is a resident fellow at Carroll and teaches adjunctively at DBU. Lori offers help to those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, divorce recovery, sexual abuse, and stress.

Dr. Mentanna Campbell is a licensed professional counselor and works in a Christian counseling center in Burleson, Texas. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and spent the first half of her professional life working in ministry, first as a college minister and then as a missionary in France. She holds an MA in counseling from Regent University and a PhD from Texas Christian University. Mentanna is a resident fellow at Carroll and an adjunct professor at TCU. Mentanna works with teens, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and interpersonal concerns. She has specialized training in couple’s counseling, sexual and gender identity, religious and spiritual struggles, and spiritual direction.

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