October 20-21, 2017

Tapestry Conference

Early Bird Registration Through July 31

What are the Stories you Believe?

The 2017 Tapestry Conference will be held October 20-21 at Irving Bible Church and will feature Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) trained professionals, Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers, Occupational Therapists, adult adoptee panel, and a sensory experience across both days of the event. The Tapestry Conference is intended to help parents, their extended families, counselors, social workers, school teachers, pastors, professionals, and other ministry leaders.

The 2017 Tapestry Conference will feature Curt Thompson, M.D. author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame. Dr. Thompson’s work is an integral part of the Empowered to Connect Parent Training classes; Anatomy of the Soul is one of the books that parents read as part of the training.

Early Bird Registration NOW OPEN

CEUs available for professionals. Training hours available for foster parents.

Curt Thompson, M.D.

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and founder of Being Known, which develops teaching programs, seminars and resource materials to help people explore the connection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spirituality which lead to genuine change and transformation.

He and his wife, Phyllis, are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and participation in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry. He and his wife (a licensed clinical social worker) frequently provide premarital counseling services for couples in their congregation.

Curt Thompson, M.D.

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and founder of Being Known, which develops teaching programs, seminars and resource materials to help people explore the connection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spirituality which lead to genuine change and transformation. 

Dr. Thompson is the author of Anatomy of the Soul (Tyndale, June 2010) which demonstrates how insights from interpersonal neurobiology resonate with biblical truths about God and creation—validating the deep human need for meaningful relationships as a key to a life of hope and fulfillment. He has also produced a video series entitled Knowing and Being Known: The Transforming Power of Relationships which provides a detailed journey through Dr. Thompson’s discoveries on these themes.

Thompson graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical focus has been the treatment of adults, adolescents, and families. He is actively engaged in learning and teaching as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

For the past several years that interest has taken a more specific turn as he has gained expertise in the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Thompson believes that the findings of interpersonal neurobiology point to important tenets of Christian faith that enable us to reflect on, understand, and experience that same faith in fresh, trustworthy ways. Through Being Known, Dr. Thompson is now creating a platform for educating clinicians, individuals, and groups through the development of training materials, seminars, and other resources.

He and his wife, Phyllis, are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and participation in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry. He and his wife (a licensed clinical social worker) frequently provide premarital counseling services for couples in their congregation.

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Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Ministry

Tapestry is the adoption and foster care ministry of Irving Bible Church. It is a place of loving, supportive, and authentic community where we encourage and equip families along their adoption and foster care journey. We know that the journey truly begins when a child is welcomed into a family, and we provide relevant information and resources through our Empowered to Connect parent training to equip families for the journey of building trust, restoring hope and relational healing.

Resources

We hope you’re able to make it to the conference. In the meantime, you may be interested in checking out this adoption-related resource on the web. Empowered To Connect provides audio, video and written content that offers hope and help to adoptive and foster parents.

Empowered to Connect Parent Training equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The training is taught from a Christian and focuses on a range of topics and issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including helping parents understand the impact of their child’s history, what they themselves bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting their child’s sensory processing, nutritional, and other processing needs.