Addiction & Spirituality: A Pastoral Care Approach
Presented by Kevin Stephenson, MDiv, MA, LPC-S, BCC
Thursday, January 25, 2018
This workshop will provide a general overview of nature and impact of addiction. First, we will discuss a basic philosophy regarding good and evil. Second, we will review some basic statistics on the economic effects of the drug trade that fuel addictions and its financial impact on the economy. Third, we will look at the destructive impact of addictions on the human family (men, women and children). Lastly, we will look at the 12 Step Model as a spiritual philosophy and how it is utilized to treat addictions within an interdisciplinary clinical setting.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
About the Presenter
- Develop a basic philosophy regarding addiction and the human person.
- Have an understanding of addictions economic and social impact.
- Develop a spiritual approach to addressing addiction within an interdisciplinary clinical setting.
Kevin Stephenson works full time as a Staff Hospital Chaplain with Saint John Health System/Ascension in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). He is also Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor for the State of Oklahoma. He has provided multiple behavioral health continuing education workshops on addictions and spirituality for mental health professionals and clinical pastoral education students. He has authored a book on Addiction and Spirituality published through Amazon publishers. He is a former Baptist minister who converted to the Roman Catholic faith in 2009. His conversion story was published on the Coming Home Network/EWTN. He is currently in the Deacon Formation program for the Diocese of Tulsa. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Montclair State University and has earned a Masters of Divinity and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University. He has over 13 years of experience working with behavioral health clients in inpatient and outpatient medical settings as both a chaplain and professional behavioral health therapist. He is married to his wife Monica and is a father of six children and nine grandchildren.
Jan 25 Webinar Fact Sheet (participants) (The Fact Sheet contains call-in instructions and numbers)
Addiction Spirituality Webinar
CEH certificate (all 2018 webinars) (PDF)
January 25 recording