Intensive Training Week for Crisis Workers, Counselors August 3, 2016
Good Samaritan Ministries announces its annual Intensive Training Week for Counselors and Samaritans in Beaverton.
This non-profit offers one week of evidence-based therapy training beginning Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19, especially for Christians working with people in crisis around the world or in local counseling offices.
Speakers include GSM Founder Bettie P. Mitchell, Executive Director Teresa Stroup, LCSW, and other Samaritan leaders, including Pacific Northwest Regional Center Directors. Topics will include Trauma Recovery Counseling, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Listening Deeply, and Prayer Testimonies.
During our 40th year celebration of the call to ministry, lunches are served each day as well as a special Wednesday night dinner. The Egypt Satellite invites everyone to a Samaritan dinner with visitors from Cairo on Wednesday, August 17, at 5:30 pm. All training and meals are served on a donation basis.
“Empowering people to live and love as Good Samaritans,” is the mission of this organization. The ministry is celebrating its 40th year anniversary since the original Call on the Wall in Nineveh in 1976, as the founder describes in her book, Something Worth Saving by Bettie P. Mitchell.
Monday, August 15, all are invited to hear from Bettie Mitchell who will describe her original Call on the Wall in ancient Nineveh (present day Mosul Iraq). She encourages all to answer the call of sharing mercy and love with people who have experienced trauma, grief and hunger. Bettie Mitchell has traveled 24 times to Israel, Palestine and Egypt, and more than 10 trips to Africa before retiring in 2009, often leading groups of Samaritans. Her involvement in the ministry continues as she spurs on the next generation of leaders during Bible classes and other events.
Call 503-644-2339 to sign up for training August 15 – 19, 9am – 5pm, at the GSM International Headquarters Office, 7929 SW Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton. Volunteers for Thrivent Action Team are needed!
GSM is a donation-based ministry. Counseling training, classes, groups and individual counseling are available locally at the headquarters office. You can sign up to be added to our prayer list. Stop by for more information at GSM’s headquarters office about serving to support international education, micro-loans or trauma recovery counseling in more than 20 countries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org