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 to take the course)

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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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When Religion Gets Sick (Book Study)

Religions can sway from their intent

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 uses a case history method for exploring religious pathology and addressing such questions as: When…

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Registration Open for Compassion Fatigue Virtual Symposium

Wayne E. Oates Institute, Compassion Fatigue Virtual Symposium – Registration Deadline: February 8, 2021 An Online Symposium presented by Oates Institute, comprising 8 live one-hour presentations by multidisciplinary speakers. REGISTER HERE WHEN:February 9, 2021 – February 23, 2021 Purpose: To engage professional spiritual caregivers, chaplains, and other medical and mental health professions in a practical approach…

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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 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. Recordings will also be made available to participants. FOR: Spiritual…

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The Need for Ongoing Interracial Dialogue

Oates Institute invites all to join the conversation on issues related to racial justice through its unique spring symposium. For twenty-five years, the Institute has been setting the standard for spiritual caregiver skills, understanding and strategies for compassionate caring of all people. We invite you join the conversation as we lead up to the series…

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Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (Book Study)

Holy Envy Book Study

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, a book written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Barbara Brown Taylor will be discussed during our three-week collaborative learning seminar. The course is a three-week online seminar course that begins on May 14. Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we…

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Grief and the Healing Arts

Grieving man

This course begins in Mid-March 2019. Facilitated by Gail Henson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Communication at Bellarmine University, Current civic volunteer with refugees and immigrants and Hosparus. “With sighs and groans too deep for words”:  sometimes the Spirit of God moves in us wordlessly, particularly as we or those whom we serve wrestle with grief. …

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Healthy & Unhealthy Religion

Hands folded in contemplation or prayer

This course begins in Mid-March 2019. This collaborative learning seminar facilitated by Lee Whitlock draws from Wayne E. Oates book, When Religion Gets Sick and other articles addressing this important topic for all spiritual caregivers.  The study will include the use of case history method and others to show what happens when people get “religiously…

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