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 a powerful symbol in most faith traditions. Light represents joy and life-giving power and the…

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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 hospital, long term care facility, school, prison, military or the town square, spiritual caregivers encounter…

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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 is an invaluable study for spiritual caregivers who are always helping persons discover an Option…

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Course begins January 14th The participants in the seminar will explore through articles and peer discussion various ways that children and adolescents experience and express grief with respect to their developmental stages.  Moreover, the focus will be on how spiritual caregivers can facilitate meaningful dialogue during the individual’s processing of the initial grief stages. Learning…

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This course 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 such as grief, loss, loneliness, guilt, shame, any much more. Ways of relating and providing care differ from one…

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"Spirituality of the Child and Family Facing a Life Threatening Illness and Care of the Team who Serves the Child and Family"

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.  The research in this area is scant and spiritual caregivers are left to discover best…

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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 for persons of all walks of life and provide leadership in healthcare teams and faith…

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Hands in a circle celebrating holistic care

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 faith orientations and “Nones”. Unconscious cultural biases create challenges and opportunities in providing effective spiritual…

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