Upcoming Courses

Creating a Caring Presence

Two women holding hands

REGISTER BY: January 8, 2019 BEGINS:  January 15, 2019   Spiritual Caregivers are constantly called on to provide a caring presence with persons in all kinds of life events. In facing the stress of everyday ministry, it is helpful from time to time to review our reasons for serving others, and revisit what it means…

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Issues in Spirituality and Palliative Care

A palliative care patient stares out his window

As the best practices continue to emerge in the field of Palliative Care, spiritual caregivers have much to offer. This seminar will be an opportunity to examine and discuss some of the latest developments as well as reviewing the tried and true methods. Students will earn continuing education credits discovering and reflecting on Palliative Care…

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Multi-disciplinary Cooperation in Caring for the Whole Person

Hands in a circle celebrating holistic care

Holistic medicine means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. Spiritual caregivers are expert in bringing their skills and knowledge to address the spiritual issues of a patient in this effort. While medical personnel bring their expertise to the effort, ways to cooperate in caring…

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Spirituality and the “Nones”

The Nones come from every part of society

What is it like to do ministry and care for the spiritual needs of people in a post-religious era? This course will look at our ministry in work in light of data about the state of religion and spirituality in the United States. Pew Research Studies on America and Religious Life document the rise of…

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Spiritual Care of the Traumatic Brain Injury Person and Family

Man receiving treatment after a brain injury

This seminar, facilitated by Eddie Reynolds, M. Div., and Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, is an introduction to the world of persons with an Acquired Brain Injury, or ABI. This will acquaint you with definitions, issues, strategies, and resources to help a person and the family cope with brain injury.  As…

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