BASS

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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Sik-Lam Wong

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Sik-Lam Wong
Sik-Lam Wong

LMFT
Sik-Lam Wong LMFT
BERKELEY, CA
slwmft@gmail.com

Sik-Lam Wong was trained as a plasma physicist and had worked in industry for more than thirty years. Sik-Lam has a life-long interest in psychology and has received his training in marriage and family therapy from Western Seminary. He is now retired from his career in physics but has started a second career in counseling. Sik-Lam currently has a private practice in Berkeley CA.




2016 Workshops

Counseling: Paradise Lost - How the Past Can Affect Our Present

3/5/2016

According to the Bible, we are created for relationships with God and with others. With sin entering into our world, our relationship with both God and others is affected and we no longer live in peace. These days, both psychology and neuroscience agree with biblical teachings that we are created for relationships and the breakdown in relationships results in anxiety and the loss of peace. Long-term anxiety would be internalized and affect our relationship with others and also our sense of self. As original sin got passed from generation to generation, anxiety can also be passed from one generation to the next.

In this workshop, we will explore how relational wounds in our past can affect our present. We will also explore practical steps one can regain and improve our relationships, to minimize the effects of our own childhood wounds from affecting those around us, and especially our family.


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2015 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Resilience for Yourself and Your Family: A Christian Perspective

3/6/2015

The state of mental health for young people has been in decline in the US in the past 40 years and the trend has not slowed down in the 21th Century. College students are more stressed out and anxious than ever before. Buffeted by the downturn in the economy and a poor job market, most adults are also experiencing more stress and anxiety. However, in spite of adversity, many resilient people, young and old, can recover and bounce back from their setbacks, stronger than before. In this workshop, we will explore what the Bible and the mental health profession are telling us about healthy habits that would lead to resilience. We will discover how modern findings in mental health support biblical teachings on healthy habits. These habits can be learned and practiced by people of all ages, and we will practice some of these habits in this workshop.

2014 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Resilience for Yourself and Your Family: A Christian Perspective

3/8/2014

The state of mental health for young people has been in decline in the US in the past 40 years and the trend has not slowed down in the 21th Century. College students are more stressed out and anxious than ever before. Buffeted by the downturn in the economy and a poor job market, most adults are also experiencing more stress and anxiety. However, in spite of adversity, many resilient people, young and old, can recover and bounce back from their setbacks, stronger than before. In this workshop, we will explore what the Bible and the mental health profession are telling us about healthy habits that would lead to resilience. We will discover how modern findings in mental health support biblical teachings on healthy habits. These habits can be learned and practiced by people of all ages, and we will practice some of these habits in this workshop.


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2013 Workshops

College: Using Talks on American Culture to Reach International Students and Scholars

3/9/2013

There are thousands of international students and hundreds of visitor scholars/professors studying and doing research in universities in the Bay Area. Many of these international students and scholars have never been exposed to the gospel and are reluctant to attend a church. On the other hand, these students and visiting scholars are often interested in knowing more about America culture during their short stay in the Bay Area. Since Christian thought has strongly influenced America culture, talks on American culture can provide a way to introduce visiting scholars and students to the gospel. This workshop reviews the experience of the use of cultural talks at a weekly Bible Study in Berkeley for visiting scholars and student from China. We will discuss some of the topics that are of interest to the visiting scholars and students. We will also review some principles and pitfalls one should consider as one develops a cultural talk series for visiting scholars and students. Power point viewgraphs from some of the culture talks will be used as part of this workshop.


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