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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.

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

UPCOMING COURSES

Building Resilience to Trauma and Adverse Events

Course begins July 21th Overview Throughout the last six months, spiritual caregivers of all types have been overloaded with stress. The results of the pandemic for some has been a loss of a job.  For others, the challenge of supporting ...
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The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism – A Book Study

Course begins July 21th An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening ...
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Research 101

Course begins July 21st The facilitator is Rick Underwood, M. Div., D. Min., M.S. Certified chaplains are required to take CEUs in research.  Many outstanding clinical chaplains have not had training in reading and understanding empirical research much less training ...
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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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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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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.