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August 6, 2014 – Association of Christian Therapists

The speakers at the Association of Christian Therapists will address health care providers in all disciplines with their insights and experiences working with people of various cultures and ethnic groups. Healing requires creative, focused clinical interventions; speakers and presenters will provide insights into diverse cultures prominent in our country , as well as insights into the art of determining strengths in others. The Pre-Conference on Thursday Sept. 18 presents two passionate professionals who are servants of those in most need of healing , Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D.; Ed. D and Fr. Christopher Crotty who will be presenting their experiences of healing with people from various cultural and faith traditions and the common thread of God’s love in all of them. Dr. Keyes is the Director of The Center for Trauma Studies at Regent University and is often found with his team in the USA and around the world as first responders in natural and man made disasters, addressing . Fr. Crotty is a priest who seeks to know the true heart of Jesus reaching out to the prostitute, the person in the satanic rock band, the alcoholic and many others in need of God’s love in the midst of brokenness and sin, speaking and will also present The Centrality of the Gospel Message. The rostrum of speakers and presenters have a deep understanding of how healing comes through the love of God and seeing Jesus in the other; Fr. Robert Sears, SJ, President of ACT, (Living The Divine Will), Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Past ACT President and Denise Dolff, MA President Elect (Listening in Healthcare Practice), Dr. George Delgado, MD (Weaving Faith, Ethics, and Professional Autonomy Into Patient/Client Interaction) will speak along with many others. Registration info, complete speakers’ rostrum, topics and bios at www.actheals.org.

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING OUR WORLD – May 1, 2012

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING  OUR WORLD IN THE NAME OF JESUS! (Part II)
Francesca¬†Franchina , MS Ed. continues¬† her¬† discussion with Radio Maria listeners about¬†world peace, peace in homes and the marketplace for ¬†the benefit of ¬†individuals, the Church and the world¬† through¬†¬†praying the rosary, novenas and ¬†knowledge of the MERCY¬† Prayers and Devotions given¬† to St. Faustina¬† and through visionaries in approved Marian Apparitions.¬† What is spiritual warfare and¬† what instruction have we been given¬†by Jesus,¬†and the Blessed Mother¬†to use by¬† the grace and¬† lessons¬† given us by¬† God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through¬† Saints, Scripture and the Psalms?¬†¬†Last week¬†Francesca and Dr. Doug Schoeninger,Ph. D. discussed¬†personal¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: “God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on personal healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬†¬†¬†How can we¬†¬†relate¬† these points to¬† healing¬†America and¬† the ¬†world¬†situation ¬†in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love to heal¬† the wounds of the world?¬†

HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESUS (Part II) – April 24, 2012

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬† about the importance of taking responsibility for ones healing: moving from blaming others to owning ones experience as ones own and caring for¬† self. Francesca and Dr. Doug discuss¬†¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on your own healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬† Part I (March 27, 2012 ) dealt with healing and ¬†how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Italian ¬†Kitchen:Frittelle de Mella (Italian Orange or¬†Apple¬†Fritters)

Dr. Doug Schoeninger – March 27, 2012

Do You consider yourself a friend to yourself?  Can you  become your own friend?

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†¬†practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA)¬† about healing attitudes; how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.The Dialogue focuses on¬† Healing Attitudes; Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Sicilian Kitchen: ¬†Easter Ricotta Pie¬†and Easter Bread

Doug Schoeninger – Feb. 28, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: ‚ÄúScripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.‚ÄĚ Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010. Reconciliation, Forgiveness; Healing of the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Doug Schoeninger, Ph. D. Past President of the International Association of Christian Therapists practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA) focusing on Lent, Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: How to use anger well in the process of forgiving; Letting go and healing in the process of healing; The relationship of forgiveness and trust; and Forgiveness in generational healing: Forgiving those who wounded those who wounded us. Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish: Pesedi Con Ova (Peas with Eggs in Marinara Sauce) and Francesca’s Favorite Muffaletta; (Homemade Little Italian Breads Dressed with Olive Oil, Italian Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper). MUSIC: Refiner‚Äôs Fire; Bread of Life‚Ķ

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Father  John Fletcher, CC currently serving as Priest Director of Radio Maria Ohio; Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA; Mark Newman RM host of CrossRoads and Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of the Association of Christian Therapists(www.actheals.org)    about the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  announced by  the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, highlighting  the ecumenical ministry of Father Duane Stenzel, OFM and his role in  the beginnings of Radio Maria USA.