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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:

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

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Feelings in Spiritual Care

This course has been postponed and 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 ...
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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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Spiritual Care in Long Term Care: Best Practices

Starts August 2019 Spiritual concerns are important to most people, particularly in older years and at the end of life.  Long term care spiritual caregivers are challenged to deliver quality care to large populations of aging people without many resources.  ...
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Spiritual Care of LGBTQ Persons

Course begins July 9th While better understanding and some acceptance of LGBTQ persons has occurred in society, there is still much to be learned in order to extend respectful spiritual care. Spiritual caregivers have a responsibility to educate and advocate ...
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Spiritual Care Research 101

A special introductory interview with Judith R. Ragsdale, M. Div., Ph.D, Sr. Director of Pastoral Care, Associate Professor, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH, Facilitator, Rick Underwood, M. Div., D. Min., M.S. Certified chaplains are required to take ...
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Issues in Spirituality and Palliative Care

Registration Deadline, June 4th, Start date, June 11th Issues in Spirituality and Palliative Care, Facilitator, Dina Carroll,  M. Div., Spiritual Care Manager, Hosparus, Louisville As the best practices continue to emerge in the field of Palliative Care, spiritual caregivers have ...
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LATEST NEWS

Feelings in Spiritual Care

This course has been postponed and 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…

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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.