True growth happens when we focus on the whole person and not on symptoms alone. From psychologists and mental health workers to coaches and lay counselors, if you are in a helping role, this workshop will teach you not only how to further growth, but how to address issues that hinder growth.

What You Will Learn

The principles and biblical nature of Growth Model

Diagnostics to identify character issues driving psychological disorders

How to use the power of relationship and structure to resolve issues

Treatment interventions and techniques to further growth

Solving treatment-resistant issues which hinder growth

One Week Intensive for Counselors

The OWI is a highly effective program designed and personally conducted by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, clinical psychologists and best-selling authors. This one-of-a-kind experience has been created specifically for clinicians and those in people-helping roles.


March 31 - April 4, 2025

Registration fee includes 5 nights lodging.


All workshops are held in Orange County, CA near the Orange County/Santa Ana Airport

*We highly recommend purchasing refundable airline tickets if this event were to get canceled

One Week Intensive

$ 2,950 Installment Options Available
  • Teaching Sessions by Doctors John Townsend and Henry Cloud and other qualified teachers
  • 9 Process Groups led by highly trained professional facilitators
  • Personalized Team Action Plan

Once you have registered, please click below to fill out our application form.

Once your registration is received, a GrowthSkills staff member will contact you to review your application. After your phone call and your payment has been received, your registration will be confirmed.

Registrations may also be done by calling 949-660-0866. If you live internationally, a Zoom video or audio or phone call can be scheduled by emailing or

Reasons to Sign Up Early

Workshops are limited to 48 people.

Registration within 3 weeks of the workshop date does not guarantee lodging at the preferred hotel.

Refund Policy

The fee for any cancellation or change to another workshop (hereafter "Cancellation/Changes") will apply in the following non-cumulative manner:

- The entire registration fee* for a "no show" or Cancellation/Change within 5 days of the workshop;

- A $600 fee* for Cancellation/Change within 12 days of the workshop;

- A $450 fee* for Cancellation/Change within 3 weeks of the workshop; and

- A $50 fee for any Cancellation/Change.

* If we are able to fill your spot with someone on the waiting list, we will adjust this Cancellation/Change fee.

* If a participant of the One Week Intensive for Counselor workshop would like to express a concern about his/ her experience with this program he/she may call or e-mail Maureen Price, Executive Director of GrowthSkills Foundation at 949.660.0866 x 1 or Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within a reasonable amount of time.


You will be involved in intensive process groups all week, in which you will:

• Experience a safe and confidential setting with other people in the helping world
• Be able to receive growth for yourself in an intensive environment
• Identify the issues and hurts which have been holding you back
• Learn how the Cloud-Townsend model provides accelerated resolution on an experiential level
• Take away principles and techniques that you can use in your practice or setting


For over 20 years, Drs. Cloud and Townsend have used their growth model in many settings: inpatient and outpatient treatment clinics, clinical supervision, books and speaking, radio and media work, the Ultimate Leadership Workshop, and the corporate and coaching world. With their approach, they have helped millions to resolve depressions, anxiety disorders, addictions, character disorders, trauma issues, relational struggles, family dysfunctions and career problems.