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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

Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart: Caring for Self While Caring for Others Without Loosing Your Minds

Course begins August 27th. This presentation will be offered as a live, virtual session and recorded for viewing for those who cannot attend the live session. The live session will occur on the 27th and an email discussion among participants and facilitator ...
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Best Practices for Medical Staff Support

Course begins July 13th. This seminar will offer suggestions for medical staff support and invite sharing of best practices. 12 hours of Continuing Education   View Course Details (You will be prompted to join or login to take the course)
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The Use of Self in Pastoral Care

Course begins August 17th. Participants will review best practice resources and share experiences in the use of self in providing spiritual care. 12 hours of Continuing Education       View Course Details (You will be prompted to join or login ...
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The Legacy and Continued Contributions of Wayne E. Oates as It Applies to Spiritual Care

Course begins June 29th. 90-minute recorded presentation by Rev. Denise Massey, Ph.D., and Rev. Rick Underwood, D. This workshop was presented at the 2021 APC Virtual Convention. This recording will be available on June 29 and the email discussion about the ...
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Religions can sway from their intent

When Religion Gets Sick (Book Study)

Starting May 11th. When Religion Gets Sick, written by Dr. Wayne Oates, is widely regarded as one of the classics. "Sick religion" is defined by Dr. Oates as one that "hinders the basic functions of life." In this book he ...
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Heart to Heart: Spiritual Care Through Deep Listening, Facilitator, Clare Biedenharn, D. Min., BCC

Course begins May 11 The COVID-19 crisis has strained all facets of health care, and creative solutions to problems have emerged. A hospital study with critical care nurses indicated that intentional use of a proven and effective listening model positively ...
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Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart: Caring for Self While Caring for Others Without Loosing Your Minds

Course begins August 27th. This presentation will be offered as a live, virtual session and recorded for viewing for those who cannot attend the live session. The live session will occur on the 27th and an email discussion among participants and facilitator…

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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.