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.
Mindfulness as a Complementary and Integrative Medicine
This course focuses on the research support for meditation and mindfulness as forms of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and its changing patterns of usage.
The Origins of Mindfulness Research: Herbert Benson
Herbert Benson, MD's pioneering research on the relaxation response helped established the efficacy of meditation for healthcare. Research and theory on the Relaxation Response is introduced in this online course.