12-Hour Training Curriculum

  • MLCP 101: Introduction to Parent Coaching
  • by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.; Dwight Bain, M.A. & Jennifer Cisney, M.A.

    There is a pressing need for competent Christian parent coaches today. Dr. Eric Scalise, Dwight Bain and Jennifer Cisney introduce this growing segment of life coaching and take a closer look at the various opportunities that are available. A discussion of family dynamics and principles will help coaches in connecting effectively with families.

  • MLCP 102: Coaching Couples in Parent Skills and Family Communications
  • by Mark Crawford, Ph.D.

    One of the most pressing issues affecting marital satisfaction is the daily stress of managing and raising a family. Dr. Mark Crawford shares how to make the marital relationship a priority in the midst of the daily pressures associated with parenting responsibilities and the busyness of family relationships.

  • MLCP 103: Emotion Coaching Your Kids: A New Parenting Technique
  • by Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

    Emotion coaching is a key to raising competent, resilient and well-adjusted children, especially in today’s over-stimulated society. Based on the research of John Gottman, Dr. Gary Sibcy shares important principles and parenting techniques related to secure healthy parent-child attachments and emotional self-regulation.

  • MLCP 104: Giving the Blessing to Your Children
  • by John Trent, Ph.D.

    Beginning with Jacob and Esau in Genesis 27, the biblical concept of the “blessing” is still relevant for today’s families, especially when children are starving for the attention and admiration of their parents. Dr. John Trent outlines five keys to understanding and giving the blessing, as well as what to expect as a result.

  • MLCP 105: How to Create a Special Playtime with Your Children
  • by Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D. & Linda Homeyer, Ph.D.

    The quality of the child-parent relationship is a primary ingredient for successful parenting. Drs. Daniel Sweeney and Linda Homeyer share two primary rules about this relationship, along with recognizing the differences among children in the same family, the nature of play, and how to respond to a child’s feelings.

  • MLCP 106: Teens and Sex: Parenting with Grace and Truth
  • by Chap Clark, Ph.D.

    Raging hormones, sexual acting out, sexually transmitted diseases, and teen pregnancy are issues that every parent of a teenager will eventually have to face. Teen authority, Dr. Chap Clark, provides biblical, sensible, and realistic ways to help parents assist their teens in taming and managing their sex drive.

  • MLCP 107: Setting Limits: Balanced Rules and Effective Discipline Strategies
  • by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

    Raising emotionally stable, well-behaved, and well-balanced children is a challenge for any parent in today’s world. Dr. Eric Scalise takes an honest look at a number of related issues such as developmental stages, dysfunctional family rules, parenting styles, and effective discipline strategies.

  • MLCP 108: The Mother’s Role in Parenting and Family Life
  • by Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

    There is no substitute for successful and capable mothers in any family system. Dr. Linda Mintle discusses the characteristics of strong and loving moms and how that produces stable and healthy children and teens today. The importance of self-care is also emphasized.

  • MLCP 109: The Father’s Role in Parenting and Family Life
  • by David Stoop, Ph.D.

    No matter what the secular world promotes, strong fathers are still needed today. Dr. David Stoop describes the strength—and the lack of it—that strong and loving dads create in the modern family. The consequences of society’s de-emphasis on fatherhood and the effects of absent fathers are also emphasized.

  • MLCP 110: Coaching Strategies for Single Moms
  • by Sharon Morris May, Ph.D.

    There are millions of single parent households in the United States that pose unique challenges and burdens for families and children. Dr. Sharon May shares coaching tips and practical guidelines to assist widowed, unmarried, and divorced single mothers.

  • MLCP 111: Yours, Mine and Ours: Living in a Blended Family
  • by Ron Deal, M.MFT.

    Stepfamilies are often distinctive family systems having special obstacles and stressors. Blended family expert, Ron Deal, discusses the various dynamics and roles that exist, along with practical interventions that help promote stability.

  • MLCP 112: Parenting from Strength
  • by John Trent, Ph.D.

    Every parent has the potential to develop a skill set that allows for parenting from a position of strength. Dr. John Trent describes the concept of three-point triangulation, while helping parents understand how their personalities impact their own strengths as well as the strengths of their children.

Our Faculty

Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D.

David Stoop, Ph.D.

Dwight Bain, M.A.

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

Jenifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.

John Trent, Ph.D.

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

Mark Crawford, Ph.D.

Ron Deal, M.MFT

Sharon Morris May, Ph.D.

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