Evidence-Based, Ethically-Sensitive and Strength-Based Spiritual Assessment
This course trains you in the foundation of spiritual competency and how to conduct an a spiritual assessment with clients. This will enable you to elicit information for treatment planning and build a
stronger therapeutic alliance.
Mindfulness Practices for Mental Health Professionals
This course covers the history of mindfulness practices, its evolution from a religious practice to a mental health intervention, contraindications, and programs such as MBSR, ACT and DBT that incorporate mindfulness practices.
Self-Compassion Practices for Mental Health Professionals
This course explores the roots of self-compassion in both Buddhism and Western Psychology.
Forgiveness Practices for Mental Health Professionals
This course examines the beliefs and attitudes towards forgiveness found in various religious traditions.
Spiritual Competency: Introduction and Overview
This course reviews the research conducted by the authors to establish a set of religious and spiritual competencies (attitudes, knowledge, and skills) that all healthcare professionals should be trained in and utilize in clinical work with clients.
David Lukoff, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and co-author of the DSM IV and DSM 5 diagnostic category Religious or Spiritual Problem which increased awareness of spiritual issues in clinical practice. He has published over 80 articles on spirituality and mental health, many in peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Psychiatric Annals, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Spirituality in Clinical Practice. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California and has served on the faculty at Harvard University and UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author, consultant, and public speaker. She is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Associate Research Scientist at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and development of media technologies to inspire awe. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and completed her research training in behavioral genetics at UC San Francisco. She has authored three books, published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader.
"The information and guidance in Dr. Lukoff's courses will soon be, if not already, mandatory for all health care professionals who choose to remain current and literate in their fields."
-Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D. , Former Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School
"An excellent job of guiding people through the mental health resources."
-John Suler, Ph.D , Department of Psychology, Rider University Webmaster: Psychology of Cyberspace
"I am so excited to know that I am not the only one seeing the importance of this concept and how it would help to broaden the area of wellness and emphasis on the mind, body, and spirit/psyche/soul."
"This course has helped me to see the progression of the relationship between spiritual and religion. The section on the history of religion and spirituality was fascinating."
"The information presented here will help me demonstrate to my interdisciplinary colleagues that spirituality is foundational to human care...or rather is the foundation of human/holistic care."
SCA courses provide approved CE and CME credits for psychologists, physicians, social workers, counselors, nurses, chiropractors, occupational therapists, and coaches
through the following accreditation agencies:
✦American Psychological Association ✦California Board of Behavioral Sciences
✦California Board of Registered Nursing ✦The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
✦The California Board of Occupational Therapy ✦The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching