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

Professional Track

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

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

Caring Presence Program

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

UPCOMING COURSES

Registration Open for June’s Symposium on Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care

WHAT: Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care: Help for the Ongoing Trauma and Aftermath of COVID-19 An Online Symposium presented by Oates Institute, comprising 8 live one-hour presentations by multidisciplinary speakers. REGISTER HERE WHEN: June 2 – 12, 2020 Live presentations will take place at ...
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Spirituality in Palliative Care

Course begins May 12th Overview: Dina Carroll, Spiritual Care Program Coordinator, Hosparus Health, Louisville and Southern Indiana brings years of experience as a spiritual caregiver, spiritual director, and Licensed Pastoral Counselor to bear as she facilitates this seminar. Besides arranging the resources, she ...
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Trauma Informed Care: A Primer

Course begins May 12th In preparation for the two-week online symposium: Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care, this seminar will provide an overview of trauma-informed care and why it is important. Trauma-informed care is a philosophy of care that influences and informs one’s approach to every ...
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Balancing Personal Faith and the Faith of Others

Course begins March 10th Religious Pluralism is here to stay.  This is true not only among major religious traditions of the world but also the tremendous varieties of beliefs among the many sub-groups within Christianity. Whether it is in a ...
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Burnout: How to Hold Out the Light Without Burning Out

Course begins March 10th Spiritual caregivers are frequently called on to walk with persons traveling through all kinds of spiritual and emotional darkness.  There is an expectation that the spiritual caregiver will offer some light amid that darkness.  Light is ...
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“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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Registration Open for June’s Symposium on Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care

WHAT: Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care: Help for the Ongoing Trauma and Aftermath of COVID-19 An Online Symposium presented by Oates Institute, comprising 8 live one-hour presentations by multidisciplinary speakers. REGISTER HERE WHEN: June 2 – 12, 2020 Live presentations will take place at…

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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.