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. This workshop is co-sponsored by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).


March 21-25, 2022

Registration fee includes 5 nights lodging and 10 meals.


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

One Week Intensive

$ 2,950 Installment Options Available
  • Teaching Sessions by Doctors John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  • 10 Process Groups led by highly trained professional facilitators
  • 5 nights of lodging at the Ayres Hotel
  • 10 Meals
  • 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 Skype phone call can be scheduled by emailing and putting "Skype Call Requested" in the subject line.

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.

*Continuing Education Credit: The One Week Intensive workshop offers mental health professionals continuing education credit due to good standing with a limited number of certifying organizations. The AACC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. The AACC maintains responsibility for the content of this event. A maximum of 25 CE hours may be earned while at this workshop. The cost for CE credits is $300.00 to cover administrative and processing fees. A letter certifying attendance will be mailed to those attendees who submit a Continuing Education Form that has been validated by a workshop CE-monitor. To be eligible to receive credit, the attendee must have been present during the entire workshop. It remains the responsibility of each attendee to be aware of his/her state licensure and continuing education requirements.

Please Note: The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) does not participate in this event and no CE hours are available through the NBCC.



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.