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Course

Feelings in Spiritual Care

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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Course Begins Tuesday, September 10th.

Facilitator: The Reverend Dr. R. Dale McAbee

Overview: 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, lonliness, guilt, shame, any much more.  Ways of relating and providing care differ from one spiritual caregiver to another.  This seminar will explore the use of feelings as a means to enable persons to move to deeper levels of meaning and transformation.

Learning objectives:
1. Explore the difference between cognitive strategies in helping and feeling oriented approaches.
2. Understand how the process of exploring feelings can lead to transformation.
3. Learn to apply concepts to spiritual care ministry.

Resources: The Preeminence of Feelings in Spiritual Care: A Rationale, by Doug Longstaffe, M. Div.,
STM, and CPE Educator

Other resources TBA

About the facilitator: From 1994 – 2018 Dale worked with  Psychiatric patients at Baptist Health Louisville as well as those in treatment for Substance Use Disorder.   Presently he serves as the chaplain for Oncology and Palliative Care and is a Pastoral Counselor with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. For the last nine years he has been Choirmaster at Concordia Lutheran Church.  A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dale earned the BA in Music from Furman University, the Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Southern Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Seminary. In the spring of 2009 and the summer of 2017 he served as Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care at Saint Meinrad Seminary, Saint Meinrad, Indiana.  He enjoys singing, reading, attending concerts.