Can spirituality in the therapeutic practice aid in the health, healing, and wholeness of the client?
While most therapists would agree that spirituality is an integral aspect of the holistic experience of the individual, many have not received relevant training or acquired the appropriate tools to integrate a spiritual approach in therapy. This may lead therapists to ask the following questions: What do I do when my client expresses a desire for spirituality in therapy, but practices spirituality in a form I’m unfamiliar with? What are the ethics of spirituality for a therapeutic practice? If I am not a religious person, what are some spiritual practices that meet a diverse set of spiritual needs?
This course will address the holistic approach to spirituality in psychotherapy and the ethical role of the therapist in working with diverse populations. Clinicians will gain a theoretical model for integrating spirituality in the therapeutic relationship by exploring professional biases, privilege, and boundaries, understanding the differences between spirituality and religion, and utilizing therapeutic disclosure and informed consent. This web conference will integrate practical strategies for incorporating spiritual practices in the therapeutic setting.
By the end of the course, clinicians will know how to assess the holistic needs of the client, when and how to refer a client, and how to implement strategies related to spirituality in psychotherapy.
This web conference is beginning instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
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"This was a nice introduction to a rich and complex subject." - Brynna Sibilla, LCSW
"The most useful part of the workshop was learning about alternative ways to discuss spirituality and how to honor individuals connection with this." - S. Ruby Sewell, LICSW, CMHS
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, 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 #0395.
Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
DeAnza Spaulding, MA, LMHCA is a trauma therapist in Seattle. She received her master’s degree from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
DeAnza has a diverse professional background. Her work has spanned areas of outreach from social services, to ministry, to private practice settings. She approaches clients holistically and draws from a client-centered model in therapy. Her therapy, which incorporates compassion, empathy, and empowerment, has assisted hundreds of women and men in healing.
As an international consultant, DeAnza works with The Emily Program as a specialized-populations therapist for multicultural counseling with Asian American clients. At the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies, DeAnza serves as a fellow to integrate a multicultural lens to therapy treatment. Her research on the disclosure choices for LGBT populations examines multicultural intersections of disclosure and the impact on the psychological well-being of the individual. DeAnza is an international speaker on the following topics: multicultural therapy, trauma diversity, and spirituality in psychotherapy.
For more information about DeAnza and her work, please visit www.deanzaspauldingcounseling.com