Talking Points

Talking Points

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary provides continuing education opportunities for students, alumni, and area ministry leaders through the annual Talking Points Conference.  Talking Points engages critical issues relevant to theological thought and ministry practice through lectures, panel discussions and round table discussions.  GRTS faculty and other regional and national figures serve as facilitators and presenters for these events.  Please see links to the right for previous Talking Points Conference information. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Recognizing and Recovering from Addictions

Dr. Tina Parkman, LPC

Certified Advance Addiction Counselor (CAAC)
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)

Dr. Parkman will address the assessment and treatment options when serving individuals with addictions. She earned her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and her Masters degree in Community Counseling from Wayne State University. Her doctorate is from A.C.I. in Christian Clinical Counseling and Pastoral Psychology. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in counseling at Wayne State University with a specialization in addictions.

Dr. William Struthers

Professor of Psychology
Wheaton College

Dr. Struthers received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago and has authored multiple essays and journal articles addressing addictions. Dr. Struthers' session will explore the neuroscience of addiction. He is the author of Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain (2009) published by InterVarsity Press.


Registration and detailed conference outline will be available in April 2014.

Talking Points