November 16-19, 2017
What is MHM?
Focus on Unique Issues Facing Mental Health Professionals Serving in the World of Missions
2017 Theme: Clinical Realities of Mental Health and Missions
Dates: November 16-19, 2017 – Potawatomi Inn, Angola, Indiana
Pete Hill: Humility and Forgiveness
Tim Friesen: Compassion Fatigue
Samuel Thielman & Karen Tchennozian: Psalms and Resilience
Scott Shaum: Mastery and Mystery
Clark Campbell & Martha L. Chiu: Counselor Training-China
Karen Carr & Nancy Crawford: Rest
Nancy Baggé: Adoption
Samuel Thielman & Karen Tchennozian: Psalms, Resilience and Endurance
Cornerstone, Olive Tree & Tumaini: Field Realities
Michael Cusick: Sexual Addiction
Bob Watson: Loss and Grief
Terri Watson: Character Development
Hannah Haskell: Dreamwork, Self-awareness, and Counseling
Lois Dodds: Realities in Context
Jodi Top: Prevention and Treatment
Jonathan Dimos: Missionary Personality Typology
Ann Hamel: Research on Prayer
Paul McAlister & Jarrett Richardson: Transformed Missionary Communities
Commuter (meals and conference only)
* Single room reservations are for one person only.
STUDENTS: Please request the Discount Code from Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, including the name of your school and the degree that you are pursuing.
The affirmation and encouragement of my calling to care for missionaries, learning better ways to do it, and being a part of a like-minded community is exceptionally valuable.
I got to gather information, had stimulating thoughts, and left with ideas for implementation; all of this while still feeling recharged. Thanks!
It is so great to have time to network and interact face-to-face with colleagues, and also hear personal stories related to theoretical concepts. On top of that, I learned practical ways to connect experience/training with opportunities for service.
I enjoyed networking and the excellent integration of mental health issues, spiritual issues, and missionary stressors and how to resolve and heal, assess and prevent.
This conference is the one to go to if you are interested in taking care of God’s people and getting help to do it! There’s networking (with time to build the relationships), competent speakers, and countless resources available. All of this and there is still a main focus on taking care of your heart through worship, encouragement, and time to rest!
MHM is meant for counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and any other mental health providers. Such individuals will find this conference relationally rich and professionally invigorating. Although member care personnel and leaders from mission agencies are welcome, please recognize that presenters will be targeting mental health practitioners.
What are the unique issues that are facing mental health professionals who serve in the world of missions? How can we learn from each other so that we can serve cross-cultural workers more effectively? These questions are at the heart of the Mental Health & Missions (MHM) conference every year.
The Mental Health and Missions Conference is held at the Potawatomi Inn, located by the shores of Lake James in the Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana. The Inn is within driving distance of: Fort Wayne (1 hr), Detroit (2 hrs), Indianapolis (3 hours), or Chicago (3 to 4 hrs).
Registration is open at 3 pm on Thursday. The conference begins with a banquet at 6 pm and ends on Sunday with a Plenary and brunch.
The Research & Resource Fair is an interactive venue for sharing relevant research and ministry resources. Held Friday night, the fair showcases 20-30 organizational resources, literary reviews, and presentations of research. Share your valuable knowledge and organizational connections with the MHM community! To participate, please fill out a Research and Resource Fair form.
The conference vision and direction rests on the shoulders of a team of program coordinators from various organizations. As a part of their role, these coordinators choose each year’s theme and presentations. Additionally, Mission Training International serves as conference host–providing administrative and logistical support.
The program coordinators are:
- Nancy Crawford, Psy.D.
- Tim Hibma, M.S.W.
- Brenda Keck, M.F.T.
- YoungOk Kim, M.A.
- Steve Sweatman, Ph.D.