Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9am
Host: Bridgehaven Counseling Associates
Speaker: Brad Hambrick
Location: Storr Office Environments, 10800 World Trade Blvd; Raleigh, NC 27617
Breakfast will be provided
You can RSVP by e-mailing Neale Davis at

Come join us for breakfast as we discuss the following four questions about this important issue:

  1. How do counselors try to differentiate situational causes of a life struggle from more biological causes of a life struggle? Our answer to this question may not be as definitive as we would like, but having a clearer answer to this question will help us be less all-or-nothing about psychotropic medications.
  2. Does taking psychotropic medication reduce or enhance the opportunity for spiritual growth when working through a life struggle? We will examine what it means to disciple people who are embodied-souls and for body stewardship to be part of spiritual maturity.
  3. When, how, and where should discussions of mental health and medication come up public ministry discussions? Often we visualize these kinds of public comments (i.e., sermon, teaching, social media) as being much more technical and awkward than they need to be. In order to be effective, they need to be both spoken in common language, clear, and comfortable.
  4. If someone asks me about the wisdom of taking medication in a pastoral counseling conversation, how should I respond? Too often we think the honest answer “I don’t know because I’m not a doctor” means “I have nothing to contribute to this conversation.” If a pastor is awkward or avoidant in this conversation, it makes the church member feel like psychotropic medications are either (a) something they should avoid, or (b) something irrelevant to their spiritual development.



Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: The Summit Church, Brier Creek South Venue
Address: 2415-107 Presidential Drive; Durham, NC 27703
Cost: Free