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LRU to Offer Christian Counseling Seminars

Tue Nov 6 2012

HICKORY, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University will offer a series of seminars on Christian counseling during the week of December 10-14. The seminars are designed forcounselors, professional church workers, or any layperson interested in learning more about the spiritual dimension of life. The sessions are free unless the course is taken for graduate credit.

The seminars can be taken as a graduate course or as separate half-day sessions.  All sessions will meet from 8:30-12 and 1-4:30 Monday through Friday during the week of Dec. 10 in the Quiet Study & Colloquium Room #127 of the Carl Rudisill Library on the main campus of Lenoir-Rhyne. The presenter for the seminars is Dr. David J. Ludwig.

The seminars on Dec. 10-11 will provide a deep, spiritual understanding of the internal struggles that everyone experiences as anxiety, depression, obsessive reactions, or impulse-control disorders.  The seminars on Dec. 12-13 will give an exciting look at marriage and family relationships as the mood or atmosphere control the interaction. Attendees will get to know Ludwig’s popular “Painter/Pointer” relationship typology. The seminars on Dec. 14 will contrast the current “Culture of ME” with the skills needed to build a “Culture of WE” in your life, your home, or your community.

Ludwig has taught psychology at Lenoir-Rhyne for more that 30 years and has worked as a family therapist for more than 40 years. He is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He has written numerous books and created videos related to family life. He has developed a center for the study of family relationships at LRU with its web page:  Through the years, he has developed a number of programs and presented them at conferences and workshops around the world.

Individuals wanting graduate course credit must register prior to the first session by contacting the registrar at (828) 328-7402 or To register for individual sessions or for more information, contact Dr. Ludwig by e-mail:

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