Counseling Theories and Techniques for Chaplains

Facilitator: Chaplain Melanie Childers  Overview: While many counseling interventions require advanced training and certification, others are quite accessible to a wider audience and could be useful tools in the chaplain’s repertoire. This course will focus on understanding and developing the skills and techniques involved in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, for…

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The Emotional Freedom Technique for Life

Facilitator, Karen Lovett, M. Div.  Overview: Spiritual Caregivers are always in search of cutting-edge tools for self-care and stress management for clients, patients, and staff.  With three live and recorded virtual sessions, participants will learn the basic recipe for tapping (EFT) as well as the latest research on WHY and HOW it works. Learning Objectives: Learn…

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Creativity and Spiritual Care

The course begins on August 18th. Overview: Spiritual CareGivers are always exploring new ways to connect with and care for clients, patients, and staff.  During the pandemic, the challenge to be creative has never been more needed. This seminar will stimulate innovation and creative thinking as it applies to spiritual care, spirituality, and self-care. Learning…

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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 those experiencing the trauma of change and loss has been overwhelming.  In spiritual care circles,…

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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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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 will be facilitating the collaborative learning experience. Objectives: 1. Identify at least 5 important aspects of…

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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 interaction in healthcare. Especially, during the pandemic that is still raging in the world, TIC invites…

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Burnout: How to Hold Out the Light Without Burning Out

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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Balancing Personal Faith and the Faith of Others

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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