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Events

Feb
1
Fri
Free Couples Checkups @ The Counseling Center at CTS
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:59 pm
Free Couples Checkups @ The Counseling Center at CTS | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Invest in the health of your relationship with a Couples Checkup at the Counseling Center at CTS. Free 50 minute screening sessions offered throughout the month of February.
Walk-ins, February 14th from 9 AM–8 PM or all month by appointment. To schedule call: 317.924.5205.

The Counseling Center at CTS, 1050 West 42nd St., Indianapolis.
The Center values diversity and is accredited as a training center by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).

Feb
28
Thu
Back Against the Wall (Film Screening) @ Christian Theological Seminary
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Back Against the Wall (Film Screening) @ Christian Theological Seminary | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join us, celebrate Black History Month, and explore the life and legacy of Howard Thurman—author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. Thurman’s theology of radical nonviolence became the spiritual foundation of the Civil Rights Movement influencing leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson, and Congressman John Lewis. He was the first Black American invited to meet Mohandas Gandhi in the 1930s. Thurman’s writings and speeches after this planted the seeds for the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the US.

Backs Against The Wall is directed by documentary filmmaker Martin Doblmeier, whose works include BONHOEFFER: The Power of Forgiveness and The Reinhold Niebuhr Story.

Mar
12
Tue
Honoring Phil Gulley and the Power of Progressive Spiritual Writing @ Saint Luke's United Methodist Church
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Honoring Phil Gulley and the Power of Progressive Spiritual Writing @ Saint Luke's United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join Christian Theological Seminary to honor Phil Gulley and the power of progressive spiritual writing on March 12 at 7:00 PM at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Gulley, longtime Quaker pastor and Indiana native, is the author of numerous books including the “Harmony” series of novels, Front Porch TalesIf the Church Were ChristianThe Evolution of Faith, and, Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe. The evening will include a talk by Dan Wakefield, fellow Hoosier and celebrated author of Going All the WayStarting OverReturning: A Spiritual Journey, and more.

All proceeds will go toward an Indianapolis-based literary project.

This event is free to all students!

Mar
13
Wed
Writing for Your Life Conference @ St. Lukes United Methodist Church
Mar 13 @ 8:00 am – Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm

Writing for Your Life Conference

Get Unstuck! Looking for inspiration and practical advice for your spiritual writing? Join us at the inaugural Indianapolis-area Writing for Your Life conference featuring Dan Wakefield, Barbara Brown Taylor, John Pavlovitz, and Philip Gulley! Accompanying these esteemed authors will be other Christian writers and leading experts in Christian publishing.

Early Bird Registration only $299. Register Here.

Writing for your Life conference

Event Co-sponsors:

Faith, Justice & the Arts

St. Luke's UMCCunningham Restaurant Group

Mar
16
Sat
ISPT 2019 Spring Workshop @ Christian Theological Seminary
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought is hosting its 2019 Spring Workshop, led by Paul Geltner, at Christian Theological Seminary.

This workshop will discuss how to identify and understand emotional communications from the patient to the therapist through the analysis of the therapist’s countertransference. Attendees will understand the concept of emotional communication, its role in psychotherapy and its relationship to the fundamental concepts of psychodynamic practice: unconscious repetition, transference, and countertransference. They will be able to differentiate feelings that can be used to understand the patient from feelings that are related to their subjective reactions to the patient. This will involve an in-depth examination of the four major types of countertransference states: narcissistic; object; anaclitic and projective identification. The aspects of the analytic relationship that are non-transference, and are anchored in the present will also be considered. We will discuss how this understanding can be comparable with a range of technical approaches, including traditional interpretations and more expressive non-interpretative interventions.

Paul Geltner, D.S.W., L.C.S.W., is the author of Emotional Communication in Psychoanalysis: Understanding Dimensions of the Analyst’s Feelings as the Interpersonal Impact of the Patient’s Repetitions (Routledge, 2013) and is in private practice in New York City and Brooklyn. He works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Geltner specializes in individual and group consultation with psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in New York.

Register Here!

*CTS students and faculty can register for just $20!

CTS alumni are invited to a free breakfast before the workshop! RSVP here.