Spirituality & Mental Health: Effective Strategies to Integrate Faith
Digital Seminar

Spirituality & Mental Health: Effective Strategies to Integrate Faith in Clinical Treatment


Faculty :
Esther Williams
Duration:
5 Hours 31 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 27, 2017
Product Code:
WDS020687
Brochure Code:
BHSPIRIT
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Historically, there has been a rift between psychology and religion, but as helping professionals we need to recognize the significant contribution of religion and spirituality to an individual’s overall wellbeing. There are numerous studies providing empirical evidence suggesting a strong link between a person’s spiritual and religious beliefs and their physical and mental health. If a client is receptive, spirituality can be identified as a resource to complement psychological interventions which enhance coping during times of losses, conflicts, disappointments, and health issues. It is often in situations of strain and tension that the greatest relevance of religion may be found. As therapists, we must be respectful of all faith traditions and our client’s personal spiritual beliefs, while also creating a safe place for our clients to preserve, evaluate, question, and revise their beliefs.

 

This seminar explores the impact of spirituality and faith on wellbeing, insight into the major spiritual traditions and Great World Religions, and ways to integrate spirituality into your personal counseling orientation. Attendees will discover the power of combining faith, nature, meditation, mindfulness, and prayer into the therapeutic process for improved treatment plans and outcomes. 

 


Course Outline

 

Integrating Spirituality in Client Care

  • Defining spirituality and religion
  • Benefits of including spirituality in therapy
  • Important factors of physical and mental health
    • Faith
    • Spirituality
    • Meditation
    • Prayer
    • Mindfulness
  • Nonreligious or nonspiritual clients
    • Utilize nature/Green Therapy
    • Incorporate research-based forgiveness and gratitude practices
  • Enhance spiritual harmony for LGBT clients
  • Know when and to whom to refer  
    • Christian counseling
    • Pastoral counseling
    • Spiritual direction

 

Spiritual Development and Assessing Spiritual/Religious identity:

  • Fowler’s theory of Faith Development
  • Kohlberg’s levels of Moral Development
  • Examine a client’s spiritual/religious journey and its role in treatment
  • Discerning between life-giving vs. life-draining practices
  • Appreciate the contributions of various faith traditions
    • Hinduism
    • Daoism
    • Buddhism
    • Judaism
    • Christianity
    • Others
  • Lessons from teachers of the great world faith traditions
    • Buddha
    • Jesus
    • Mohammed
    • And others

 

integrate spiritual care with your counseling approach

  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Experientially Focused
  • Jungian
  • The Twelve Step Program

           

Practicing Self-care for the Therapist

  • Find your spiritual and ethical core
  • Discover and connect with your True Self
  • Spiritual practices to prevent burnout

Credits

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

This course has been approved by , as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 5.5 continuing education hour(s). NAADAC Provider #77600, is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - California

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-07-902-1117 for 5.5 CEH(s).


Chaplains/Clergy

This course is designed to qualify for continuing education hours. Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Please check with your licensig board to determine your specific requirements. 


Counselors - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Counselors - Illinois

is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) contact hour(s) of continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - National

This educational offering consists of 5.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  mental health counselors #MHC-0027. This educational offering is acceptable for 5.5 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Mental Health Counselors; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.

 


Counselors - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors only. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 5.5 continuing education hour(s).


Counselors - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed professional counselors through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider number 2709). This course is offered for 5.5 clock hour(s).


Marriage & Family Therapists - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - National

This educational offering consists of 5.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Illinois

is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) contact hour(s) of continuing education for marriage and family therapist. Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  marriage and family therapists #MFT-0020. This educational offering is acceptable for 5.5 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Marriage and Family Therapists; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors and marriage family therapists. Licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104).  This program is offered for 5.5 continuing education hour(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider number 195). This course is offered for 5.5 clock hour(s).


Nurse Practitioners

is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 5.5 contact hour(s).


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 5.5 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Psychologists

is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 5.5 CE credit(s) for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers

is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 5.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Social Workers - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Social Workers - New York

, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #0043. This educational offering is acceptable for 5.5 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Social Workers; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


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Faculty

Esther Williams Related seminars and products: 1

MEd, LPC


Esther Williams, MEd, LPC, is a nationally known educator, author, presenter, and licensed professional counselor. Ms. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree in Counseling from Auburn University, and is also a trained Spiritual Director. After retiring from the Alabama public school system, she founded Positive Paths, Inc. and still consults with schools and other helping professionals throughout the U.S. She has been presenting for over 15 years and, because of her unique background in education, counseling, and spiritual direction, she is an especially effective trainer and therapist. She has a very common sense approach and her presentations are high energy, educational, entertaining, and inspiring. Ms. Williams has published two books, Breaking Down the Wall of Anger and The Bully, The Bullied and Beyond


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Psychiatrists , Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Nurses, Pastoral Counselors, Clergy/Chaplains

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