E. Wayne Wright


On Friday April fourth the second semi-annual spring covention of AMCAP was held at the LDS Institute at the University of Utah. The theme was taken from 2 Nephi 9:28-29: "O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish. But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God."
The single, three hour program that followed Elder Featherstone's talk and breakfast focused on "Putting the two together--professional and religious life." The three presenters were asked to "deal with the hard questions--real cases with real dilemmas." Following are the edited transcripts of their talks.
Discussion groups were held following their presentations in which participants responded to the issues raised by the speakers, then the entire group reconvened for reports from the discussion groups and responses from the presenters. A brief summary of this session follows the transcripts of the three talks.
We trust that this report of the "mini-convention" will help us all deal more effectively with the hard questions, the real cases and the real dilemmas we face in our practice as Mormon counselors and psychotherapists and to remember that "to be learned is good if [we] hearken unto the counsels of God." --Ed