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Join us for a Lunch & Learn (noon-1pm) on the Atlanta or Chattanooga Campus for 1 FREE NBCC clock hour of Continuing Education! No Registration required. Questions?- contact Martha Busby at We encourage confirming the date prior to arriving on campus as there are last-minute cancellations from time to time.


Mindfulness: A Christian understanding and its clinical application

Presenter: Christie Simons

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / 12-1PM / Room 103

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what mindfulness is and describe how it can be integrated into clinical practice.
  • List at least five specific benefits of practicing mindfulness.
  • Compare and contrast between a Christian and traditional Buddhist understanding of mindfulness.

Presentation Description:

Mindfulness is intentional, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Research has shown mindfulness to be effective in reducing stress, depression and anxiety; increasing focus, creativity, and productivity, and overall well-being. This presentation will introduce attendees to the practice of mindfulness and share ways to incorporate mindfulness into clinical work with a variety of client populations. It will also distinguish between a specifically Christian versus a Buddhist or secular understanding of mindfulness and lead participants through a brief guided mindfulness practice.

Brief Bio:

Christie Simons holds her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and is dually credentialed as a professional counselor and advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Christie was previously the program manager of a medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment center and an adjunct professor of psychology for five years. She’s currently the director of a college counselor and student support center as well as the president of a local non-profit that serves children in foster care and their caretakers. Christie is married and has a sweet five year old daughter (who was adopted through Cherokee County DFCS). She also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, podcasts, and yoga.



An Integrative Brain-Based Approach to Working with Children and Adults with ADHD

Presenter: Eniabitobi Kuyinu, PhD, LPC, MMFT, ACS

Monday, March 9, 2020 / 12-1PM / Room 103

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the integration of counseling, nutritional therapy with supplementation, and brain- based interventions in the management of ADHD.
  • Examine the importance of clinicians’ understanding of ADHD co-management through a holistic multidisciplinary approach with various levels of healthcare support.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Eniabitobi Kuyinu has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, from Mercer University; Atlanta, USA; Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.MFT.) from Abilene Christian University; Abilene Texas; B.A. Theology, from Life Theological Seminary; Lagos, Nigeria; B.Sc. Microbiology, from University of Benin, Benin, Nigeria; Distance Credentialed Counselor. Specializations: anxiety, depression, adolescent counseling, learning disabilities in children and adults, marriage and family therapy, premarital counseling, sexual pain disorder in women, biofeedback, neurofeedback and clergy care. She is an integrative health practitioner and clergy, currently receiving training in functional neurology. She has training in play therapy and sand tray therapy. Dr. Eniabitobi Kuyinu received the prestigious towel award from Abilene Christian University in 2009 for her work in community development. She also received the distinguished best Ph.D. student award from Mercer University for her exemplary contribution to the fight against human sex trafficking in Atlanta, and her excellent academic performance. One of her passion is providing training, mentoring, and supervision to individuals interested in a holistic integrative approach to health and wellness. She is deeply involved in mission work, and pioneered a mission field in Nigeria. She is the Executive Director of The Educator and Arukah International Center.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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