Caring: Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations, a book study by the author, Dr. Denise Massey

Overview: Spiritual Caregivers have been challenged as never before to be able to have compassionate conversations with persons struggling with all kinds of issues. Dr. Massey’s book is a straight forward process that is easy to remember and practice in everyday settings. It is for chaplains, clergy, other types of ministers, students in pastoral care…

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The Use of Humor in Counseling and Therapy

Facilitator: Peter Wong Course Overview Humor has existed since the beginning of humankind. If used appropriately, humor can enhance the effectiveness of counseling and therapy. We will begin with exploring the basic theories related to humor and its functions in counseling and therapy. Then we will discuss on how to go about using humor, including…

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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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