Presentations by Mary Rixford

2014
  • Depression: Pastoral care or refer, DFW Spiritual Directors, Plano, TX
2009
  • Cultural Identity Formation of the Disabled: Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Dallas, Texas
2008
  • Forgiveness After the Death of a Child", The Compassionate Friends, Plano, Texas
  • The Theology of Fear, Prejudice and Controlling Outcomes", Midway Hills United Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas
2007
  • Keynote Speaker, Department of Homeland Security Disabilities Month luncheon, DFW Airport Division of Homeland Security, Fort Worth, Texas
2003
  • “Ethical Processing Of Spirituality After Crisis” Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference,4.5 Hour Institute, Dallas, Texas
  • “Reading Between the Lines, Family Spirituality” Discoveries Couples Class, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano Tx.
  • “Empty Nest or Bust”, Passages Couples Class, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano Tx.
  • “Why: Surviving Change” Forum Couples Class , Christ United Methodist Church, Plano Tx.
  • “To Forgive and be Forgiven” Perspectives Couples class, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas
2002
  • "Why: When crisis shatters lives", University of the Spirit, Christ United Methodist Church, 3 week seminar, Plano, Texas
  • "Surviving Change", Footloose Singles Class, Christ United Methodist Church, 1 hour seminar, Plano, Texas
  • "Working with Anger", Christ United Stephens Ministers, 1 Hour Seminar, Plano, Texas
  • Radio Interview, North Texas Radio for the Blind and Dyslexic, 1 Hour Interview, Dallas, Texas
  • “Why: When Crisis Shatters Lives”, Academy of the Spirit, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas, Three week seminar
  • “Surviving Change”, The Footloose Singles Class Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas, One hour presentation
  • “A Single Attitude” Pathways Singles class, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas
2001
  • “Traumatic Grief: Co-Victims of Unnatural Death”, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, 41/2 Hour Institute, Dallas, Texas
  • To Forgive and be Forgiven; A series for couples, First Presbyterian Church of Allen, 6 Hours weekend couple retreat Dallas, Texas
  • “Traumatic Grief: A New Paradigm for Care Following Violent Death”, American Association of Pastoral Counselers(2001), Six hour Pre-conference workshop, Atlanta, Georgia
  • To Forgive and be Forgiven”, Christ United Methodist Church, University of the Spirit , 4 week seminar, Plano, Texas.
  • “Caring Enough to Give My Best: Asserting from the OK Position”, Dallas Area Stephens Ministers Association, 2 ½ hour workshop, Dallas, Texas
  • “Traumatic Grief: A New Paradigm for Care Following Violent Death”, Lewisville Independent School District (2001), Three Hour Seminar, Lewisville, Texas
2000
  • “Anger and Healing,” Stephen’s Ministry of the Chapel of the Incarnation, University of Dallas, 1 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
  • “Disability as Culture,” First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, 1 hour seminar, Rockwall, Texas
  • “To Forgive and Be Forgiven,” Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2 hour seminar, Duncanville, Texas
  • “Traumatic Grief: Comparing and Contrasting Grief Following Suicide and Homicide,” Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas, Inc., 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Diversity and Family Systems,” Christ United Methodist Church, Lay Chaplain Training, 1 hour seminar, Plano, Texas
  • “Self Esteem and Assertiveness,” New Beginnings class, Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, 2 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
  • “Crisis Intervention & Suicidology,” Christ United Methodist Church, Lay Chaplain Training, 4 hour seminar, Plano, Texas
  • Traumatic Grief, CONTACT Crisis Counseling of Dallas, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • Keep ‘em Honest: Healing after sexual misconduct, Grace Presbytery, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • Come to Your Senses Workshop, NT-NL Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Church Secretary Retreat, 2 day workshop, Copper Canyon, Texas
  • To Forgive and be Forgiven; A series for couples, First United Methodist Church, 5 week seminar, Allen, Texas
  • “Hidden Voices: Co-Victims of Murder”, NASW-Texas 24th Annual conference, 3 Hour workshop, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • To Forgive and be Forgiven; A series for couples, Northridge Presbyterian , 6 week seminar, Dallas, Texas
1999
  • “Through a Glass Darkly: Exploring Isomorphism,” Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 5 hour Institute, San Antonio, Texas
  • “Pastoral Counselor as Family Therapist,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center of Dallas, 12 hour course, Dallas, Texas
  • “Ethical Response to Life Threatening Behavior,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 6 hour workshop, Dallas, Texas
  • “Forgiveness: The Marital Glue,” Holy Family Catholic Church 2 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
  • “Chronic Illness and Disability in the Family: A Cultural Shift,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center Pastoral Care Specialist Training, 3 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Crisis and Suicide Intervention,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center Pastoral Care Specialist Training, 3 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Clergy Sexual Misconduct,” Grace Presbytery, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Clergy Sexual Misconduct”, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas.
1998
  • MFT - AAPC: A Marriage Made in Heaven,” Texas Association for marriage and Family Therapy 25th Annual Conference, 3 hour workshop, Dallas, Texas
  • “Faith and Genetics: Where is God in genes?”; Organizer of a conference co-sponsored by the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center of Dallas and Texgene (State of Texas), 6 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Ethical Response to Life Threatening Behavior,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 6 hour workshop, Dallas, Texas
1997
  • “Portable Mirror: Technology for Live Supervision,” Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, 3 hour workshop, Houston, Texas
  • “Pastoral Counselor as Marriage Therapist,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 12 hour course, Dallas, Texas
  • “Anger: Inside and Outside Relationship,” Holy Family Catholic Church New Beginnings group, 2 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
  • “Surviving Change,” All Saints Catholic Church New Beginnings group, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • “Depression; How Do I Respond?” Stephen’s Minister’s Continuing Education, 2 hour seminar and supervision group, Irving, Texas
  • “Care for the Caregiver,” Greater Dallas Area Stephen’s Minister’s Training, 1 hour group facilitation, Dallas, Texas
  • “Cross-cultural Micro-lab: Disability as Culture,” Pastoral Counseling and Education Center of Dallas, 3 hour segment of 12 hour course, Dallas, Texas
1996
  • "Family Spirituality: Helping Adolescents in the 90's," Holy Family of the Nazarene Catholic Church, 2 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
  • "Family Spirituality," Cedar Hill United Methodist Church, 2 hour seminar, Cedar Hill, Texas.
  • "Anger: Inside and Outside Relationship," Holy Family of the Nazarene Catholic Church, 2 hour seminar, Irving, Texas
1995
  • "The Miracle of Marriage: Transforming Boys to Men", The Jesuit College Preparatory School, Sophomore Parents Group, 2 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • 'Working with Anger," Department of Clinical Pastoral Education, Baylor Hospital, 1 hour seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • "Relationship Vision, Nearly Newly Married," First Baptist Church, 2 hour seminar, Plano, Texas
1994
  • "Divorce: The Family Quakes", International Convention of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Four hour workshop, Grand Prairie, Texas
  • "Abilitation Therapy: Disabilities in the Family", The annual Conference of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Two hour seminar, San Antonio, Texas
  • "Parenting Seminar: Tough Topics", St. Luke Catholic Church, Four week seminar, Irving, Texas
1993
  • "Suicidology and Crisis Intervention", Resident orientation, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas Texas
  • "Beyond The Hatch": Long Term Treatment of Suicide, Four week seminar, "Professional Studies", Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Disciplining God's Children: A Parenting Seminar", Six week seminar, St Luke Catholic Church, Irving, Texas
  • "Relationship Vision" The nearly-newly married study, First Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
1992
  • "Suicidology and Crisis Intervention", Resident orientation, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas Texas
  • "Imago Relationship Therapy", University of North Texas, Doctoral Seminar in Group Therapy, Dr. Robert Berg
1991
  • "Suicidology and Crisis Intervention", Resident orientation, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "De-Mythologizing the Disabled Experience in Psychotherapy", Staff Development Series, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
1990
  • "Communication and Conflict in the Family", Christian Life Commission Conference for Baptist professionals and lay persons from throughout Texas, Dallas, Texas
  • "Resolving Conflict in Families", Legacy Drive Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
1989
  • "Healthy Marriages Using Principles of Imago Relationship Therapy", couples class, Bethany Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas
  • "Beyond Co-dependency to Reconciliation with Family", four week lecture series to Curiaco singles class, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • "Residents' Orientation to Intake Interviewing and Suicidology", First Year Residents, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Exploration of How the Family of Origin Impacts Perception of God", University of the Spirit, six week workshop for adults, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • "Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families", weekend retreat for adults couples class, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • "Christian Resources for the Formation of Identity", Academy, six week seminar for adults, North Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
1988
  • "Family of Origin and Current Primary Love Relationships", two week lecture series of Curiaco singles class, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • "Suicide Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention", Residents and practicum students in Practicum I, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Suicide in your Family", Adult Class, First Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
  • "Family of Origin and its Impact on the Development of Adult Relationship Patterns", University of the Spirit, six-week workshop for adults, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
1987
  • "Suicide and Crisis Intervention", Mental Health Professionals, Mineral Wells, Texas
  • "Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop". Weekend workshop for couples, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Treatment of Suicidal Patients in On-going Psychotherapy", Residents and Practicum Students in Practicum II, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
1986
  • "Helping Families after Suicide"; Deacons' Congress, Catholic Diocese of Dallas
  • "Use of Metaphor in Psychotherapy", Staff and Residents, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Application of Schneidmann's Ten Commonalities of Suicide and Para-suicide in Therapy", Staff and Residents, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
  • "Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment", Residents and Practicum Students in Practicum II, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas
1985
  • “Working with the Suicidal Patient in On-going Psychotherapy", Convention of Psychotherapists from the Southwestern Region, San Antonio, Texas
  • "Suicide and Crisis Intervention", Deacons in Training, Catholic Diocese of Dallas