AACC to Host ‘Way Maker World Conference’ for Mental Health and Ministry Professionals, Features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa Terkeurst

LYNCHBURG, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) will host the 2021 Way Maker World Conference Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

AACC to host 'Way Maker World Conference' for mental health and ministry professionals, features Dr. Ben Carson, Levi Lusko, Lysa TerKeurstThe AACC’s World Conference is the world’s premier Christian counseling event and offers counselors and ministry experts an opportunity to learn from leading authorities on professional, pastoral and lay counseling. Plenary session speakers include former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, pastor and author Levi Lusko and Proverbs 31 Ministries president Lysa TerKeurst.

The event is the largest regular gathering of Christian mental health professionals in the world, including licensed clinical counselors, professors, psychologists, psychiatrists, church leaders and various other caregivers for four days of professional development, networking and inspiration.

“Our nation is facing a mental health crisis, and now more than ever, counselors and pastors need to come together to grow and encourage one another,” said Dr. Tim Clinton, President of AACC. “We’re excited to do just that at the 2021 Way Maker World Conference. God has given us a unique calling for such a time as this.”

Conference attendees can expect a full schedule with access to pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions, 25 unique professional workshop tracks, poster presentation symposiums, an exhibit hall and more.

The professional workshop tracks include “Grief and Loss, Crisis Response and Pandemic/Disaster Recovery”; “Family Health, Step Families, Millennials and Generation Z” and “Mental Health, the Brain and Neuroscience.” Each track includes a total of seven workshops. Continuing Education credits are available for some psychologists, licensed mental health professionals and play therapists through select workshops.

The conference will also feature the largest exhibit hall in the event’s history with a variety of Christian corporations, publishers, organizations, colleges and universities in attendance. The exhibit hall will be open at select times Wednesday through Saturday.

Click here to register or volunteer for the conference.

Click here to learn about earning Continuing Education credits through the conference’s workshops.

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About Dr. Tim Clinton, EdD, LPC, LMFT

Dr. Tim Clinton, EdD, LPC, LMFT, is president of AACC, the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Dr. Clinton also serves as the Executive Director of the Liberty University Global Center for Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery, and co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1400 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and spends much of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Dr. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children, and a granddaughter.

About the AACC

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is the largest and most diverse Christian Counseling association in the world. The AACC’s mission is to equip the entire community of care, including licensed professionals, pastors, and lay caregivers, with biblical truth and psychosocial insights so they can minister to hurting persons and help them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, and mental stability. The AACC accomplishes this mission through its widely attended events, its educational programs, and materials available via Light University and the AACC’s publications.


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