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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.

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2 Lessons
Free
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.

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2 Lessons
Free
This seminar will explore this balancing act and through a collaborative learning process and reflecting on resources discuss the tensions, challenges, and rewards of having a deeper understanding of what separates us and what brings us together. 

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3 Lessons
Free
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.

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3 Lessons
Free
From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. This is an invaluable study for spiritual caregivers who are always helping persons discover an Option B after life-changing circumstances.

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0 Lessons
Free
The participants in the seminar will explore through articles and peer discussion various ways that children and adolescents experience and express grief with respect to their developmental stages. Moreover, the focus will be on how spiritual caregivers can facilitate meaningful dialogue during the individual’s processing of the initial grief stages.

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0 Lessons
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a 1- week, facilitated, online discussion about the article "Nudging Empathy: Harnessing Motivation to Create Sustainable Empathic Choices" and its implications for spirit caregivers.

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0 Lessons
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A 1- week, facilitated, online discussion about the article and its implications for spiritual care practice with persons in grief

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0 Lessons
Free
This seminar will review some of the few research articles and explore the issues that need to be addressed in order to build a solid foundation for spiritual care in long term care settings.

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4 Lessons
Free
Spiritual caregivers are presented with all forms of spiritual distress. Each spiritual caregiver has developed techniques or ways of relating to persons suffering from various spiritual issues such as grief, loss, loneliness, guilt, shame, any much more. This seminar will explore the use of feelings as a means to enable persons to move to deeper levels of meaning and transformation.

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1 Lessons
Free
While better understanding and some acceptance of LGBTQ persons has occurred in society, there is still much to be learned in order to extend respectful spiritual care. Spiritual caregivers have a responsibility to educate and advocate for persons of all walks of life and provide leadership in healthcare teams and faith communities in specific needs […]

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3 Lessons
Free
Diversity is not just a new word in our vocabulary, it is a new way of life. Spiritual caregivers are faced every day with persons from different cultural backgrounds, which includes different faith orientations and “Nones”. Jose Albovias brings rich experience as a chaplain, pastor, and educator and his education in world religions in addressing cross cultural issues.

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3 Lessons
Free
A special introductory interview with Judith R. Ragsdale, M. Div., Ph.D, Sr. Director of Pastoral Care, Associate Professor, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH, Facilitator, Rick Underwood, M. Div., D. Min., M.S.

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3 Lessons
Free
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.

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8 Lessons
Free
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, a book written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Barbara Brown Taylor will be discussed during our three-week collaborative learning seminar. Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter “difference” and “others.”  She explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us.

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1 Lessons
Free
This course is scheduled to begin in mid-March 2019 Facilitated by Lee Whitlock, M. Div. Summary: This collaborative learning seminar draws from Wayne E. Oates book, When Religion Gets Sick and other articles addressing this important topic for all spiritual caregivers.  The study will include the use of case history method and others to show […]

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2 Lessons
Free
This course begins in mid-March 2019. Facilitated by Gail Henson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Communication at Bellarmine University, Current civic volunteer with refugees and immigrants and Hosparus. Summary: “With sighs and groans too deep for words”:  sometimes the Spirit of God moves in us wordlessly, particularly as we or those whom we serve wrestle with […]

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4 Lessons
Free
The Caring Presence Program is a special program divided into two Modules, presented as Lessons, that are designed to educate people to help others through a mind, body and spirit perspective. The CPP, formerly known as the Congregational Care Network is the Oates Institute's online training that provides lay spiritual caregivers with better skills to extend spiritual care to communities of faith and beyond.

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20 Lessons