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IN SPIRITUAL CARE EDUCATION

Weaving together the disciplines of spiritual care, health and wellness, psychology and more.

Earn Continuing Education Units while expanding your Spiritual Care learning in four ways:

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Professional Track

For chaplains, counselors, pastors, social workers, and other caregivers working from a mind-body-spirit perspective.

Caring Presence Program

For non-professionals, to help congregations or organizations facilitate the development of spiritual care teams.

UPCOMING COURSES

“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resiliency, and Finding Joy”, Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant – A book study

Course begins January 14th From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. This ...
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Spiritual Care for Grieving Children

Course begins January 14th The participants in the seminar will explore through articles and peer discussion various ways that children and adolescents experience and express grief with respect to their developmental stages.  Moreover, the focus will be on how spiritual ...
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The Spiritual Caregiver as Contemplative

Your Brain On Gratitude: How a neuroscientists used his research to heal from Grief

This course will run from December 16th - December 22nd. “Your brain on gratitude: How a neuroscientist used his research to heal from grief” a reflection on an article by Liz Tung discussing Glenn Fox’s use of his learning about ...
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Nudging Empathy: Harnessing Motivation to Create Sustainable Empathic Choices

This course will run from December 16th - December 22nd. C. Daryl Cameron, an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State, argues there’s a good case for seeing empathy as a renewal resource. He is currently leading a three-year project ...
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Feelings in Spiritual Care

This course will be starting Tuesday, September 10th. Overview: Spiritual caregivers are presented with all forms of spiritual distress. Each spiritual caregiver has developed techniques or ways of relating to persons suffering from various spiritual issues such as grief, loss, ...
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Spiritual Care of Diverse Populations

Facilitator: Jose Albovias, M. Div., Th. M.  Overview:  Diversity is not just a new word in our vocabulary, it is a new way of life.  Spiritual caregivers are faced every day with persons from different cultural backgrounds, which includes different ...
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Nudging Empathy: Harnessing Motivation to Create Sustainable Empathic Choices

This course will run from December 16th – December 22nd. C. Daryl Cameron, an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State, argues there’s a good case for seeing empathy as a renewal resource. He is currently leading a three-year project…

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JOIN US AT THE OATES INSTITUTE

You’re entering a unique global learning community for spiritual and pastoral care. Here, you’ll find colleagues, collaborators, and facilitators committed to exploring the integration of spirituality, psychology, medicine, and ethics. You’ll delve into relevant topical research. Learn practical strategies you can implement. And grow professionally and personally, earning continuing education credits.

For more than 20 years, the Oates Institute has offered thought provoking online seminars presented by facilitators who challenge and inspire, often leading discussions into new and uncharted areas as we collectively work to raise the standard of spiritual care. We invite you to explore our website and our offerings and see how you can bring new dimensions to the spiritual care you provide.