Wednesday October 26, 2011

8-9 am Continental Breakfast
9 am Welcome – Vicki Thorn
9:15-10:15 Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D. – Abortion and Women’s Mental Health: Knowledge to Practice
10:30-11:30 Patricia Casey, MD – Does abortion help women’s mental health?
11:45-12:45 Lunch
1-2 pm Monique Chireau, MD – The medical implications of induced abortion
2:15-3:15 Kathleen Gray, RN, MSN, MEd – Grieving Abortion as a Reproductive Loss
3:45-4:45 Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. – Universal Responses to Abortion: Cross Cultural Studies of Attachment, Trauma and Grief Responses in Women Following Abortion
4:45-5:45 Speaker panel with questions
Free Evening for dinner, Hospitality Suite for Networking


Thursday, October 27, 2011

8-9 am Continental Breakfast
9 am Opening remarks
9:15-9:40 Testimony by William Zimmerman, Author of Dearest Angel
9:40-10:40 Catherine Coyle, Ph.D. – Men and Abortion: An Overview
11:00-12:00 Greg Hasek, LMFT – Reframing Men in the Abortion Decision: Through a Trauma Lens
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Althea Hayton – Surviving an abortion: when one twin dies
2:45-3:45 Sybil Mitchell – African American Women and Abortion: An Underserved Population
4:00-5:30 Panel of Attendees from other countries
7:30 Gathering for prayer Hospitality Suite for Networking


Friday, October 28,2011

8-9 am Continental Breakfast
9 am Opening and Welcome
9:15-10:15 Archbishop Naumann – A Healing Vision

Project Rachel Section:
10:45-12:00 Susan Wills , USCCB ProLife Secretariat
1:00-2:00 Fr. Jim Hewes
2:30-3:30 Discussion


Brian and Denise Walker – Ministering to Couples following Abortion
Kathleen Gray, RN, MSN, MEd – A healing process model for grieving reproductive loss
Greg Hasek, LMFT – Attachment and the Road to Intimacy: The Healing Journey for Post Abortion Men
Mary Briggs – Making your groups work
Catherine Coyle, Ph.D. – Forgiveness Therapy for Women and Men
Connie Nykiel, RN, BSHA “Layers of Loss – A Deeper Look into the Journey of the Post Abortive Adolescent.
Isaura Cunha, M. Div/LADAC – Substance Abuse and The Unspeakable Loss of Abortion

4 pm Tom Golden – Understanding Grief in Men

7 pm Banquet with Archbishop Naumann and Greg Lester
Invocation: Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS.
“What Good Are You if You are Burned Out? —Self Care for Caregivers”
Speaker: Greg Lester, Ph. D.

Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D. is a clinical, consulting, and research psychologist who has been in practice for over 30 years. He is the author of Power with People: How to Handle Just About Anyone to Accomplish Just About Anything and a very popular and funny speaker. Dr. Lester will provide new insights about taking care of ourselves in this high stress world that we live in, served with a generous dose of laughter.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

8-9 am Continental breakfast
9 am Opening
9:15-10:15 Greg Lester, Ph.D. – The Ones Who Make You Mad and Drive You Crazy: Understanding and Handling Personality Disorders
10:30-11:30 Pastor Ken Freeman – How to Use the Internet to Reach More
11:30 Close

Conference ends at noon.