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Atlantic Region Fall Conference: This is Not What I Expected: Confronting Realities with Grace
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10/6/2017 to 10/7/2017
When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, Maryland  21090-1952
United States
Contact: Elizabeth Barr
703-385-6967, Ext. 1

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Friday, October 6th
5:00 pm - 9:00pm

Dinner served at 6:00 pm followed by a Labyrinth program/experience

Saturday, October 7th
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Keynote address featuring Dr. Deborah Haskins, a selection of three (3) workshops from a menu of six (6), and a Town Hall Meeting

A continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the conference registration fee. For registrants who will be staying at the hotel on Friday evening, dinner on Friday and a full  breakfast on Saturday are included in the hotel cost.


Every human experiences disappointments, unexpected challenges, or tragedy. How do we, as caregivers, respond to our clients, parishioners, or patients when a new reality has upended their lives? This could happen because of a medical diagnosis or death of a loved one, but other realities can also cause distress. Job loss, loss of health insurance, impending retirement, or family schisms because of heated political battle lines could all become someone’s “new reality.” As we learn and grow, our foundational values may change, creating a new reality that could cause conflict with family and community. We, as counselors, clergy, chaplains, and mental health workers also experience unmet expectations. Join us as we confront new realities – of those for whom we care and our own.