Spirituality in Client Care: The Role of
Faith, Meditation, and Mindfulness in Healing - Social Workers / Professional
Counseling Training Seminar
Integrate the contributions of science and
spirituality as healing agents in your practice
Health care workers have historically distanced themselves from spiritual
matters; however, outcome studies in recent decades have identified a
significant relationship between science and spirituality for healing. In fact,
with the advent of holistic medicine, spirituality has become a cornerstone in
health care, as research demonstrates that both spirituality and religion
enhance well-being. Advances in neuroscience and quantum mechanics further
encourage clinicians to recognize a complementary, rather than contradictory,
relationship between science and religion. Furthermore, many clients define
themselves as spiritual, and these spiritual beliefs affect both physical and
emotional health. As a result, health care professionals are now charged through
their discipline to support the spiritual needs of clients. But, how is this to
occur? What is spirituality—and how is the health care professional to guide
this component in the healing process? How do you understand your professional
role to meet your client?s spiritual needs?
Dr. Chirban has conducted interdisciplinary research in medicine, psychology,
and religion for over 30 years. He will present evidence-based research, in
conjunction with insights from the major spiritual traditions in world
religions, to provide a foundation that guides professionals to support and
effectively respond to the spiritual needs of their clients. Dr. Chirban will
share how recent research findings on the relationship between faith and health
can be integrated in the treatment of your client. He will also present case
studies and group exercises to illustrate the importance of accessing the True
Self to promote healing, discover meaning, and find fulfillment. Attendees will
gain knowledge in understanding the power of faith, meditation, and mindfulness
in the healing process, along with learning practical insights that can be
directly applied in clinical practice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Define spirituality in terms of the healing
- Summarize importance of spirituality and
religion for health
- Describe your role in supporting spirituality
for your clients
- Conduct a religious history
- Determine your client's spiritual needs
- Identify the True Self and its importance in
the healing process
- Evaluate the critical connections and
qualities of the True Self
- Manage religious transference and
- Recognize how your stance in religion and
science affects your delivery of services
- Assess faith of your client and yourself
- Incorporate faith, meditation, and mindfulness
in your clinical work
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
JOHN CHIRBAN, PhD, ThD, is clinical
instructor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical
School and professor of psychology and chairman of the Program in Human
Development at Hellenic College. In 2003, he was named 40th Anniversary Senior
Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University and
serves on the core faculty of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School at The
Cambridge Health Alliance. He is the author of two weekly blogs for Psychology
Today, one on spirituality, "Alive Inside," and one on parenting, "The Age of
Un-innocence." Dr. Chirban authored several successful books, including both
Holistic Healing in Byzantium and True Coming of Age: A Dynamic Approach that
Leads to Emotional Well-Being, Spiritual Growth, and Meaningful Relationships.
He wrote Spiritual Discernment and Differential Diagnosis for clinicians to
bridge the gap between healing, therapy, and spiritual transformation.
As a guest on numerous radio and television shows, Dr. Chirban has conducted
psychohistories with major leaders of our times, in addition to working with
thousands of students and patients over 30 years as a psychologist and
professor. He appears frequently on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, and he has served
on Dr. Phil's Advisory Board since its inception. His special interest is
integrative studies in medicine, psychology, and religion and is currently the
primary investigator on a national study on children of divorce. A licensed
clinical psychologist in California and Massachusetts, he is director of
Cambridge Counseling Associates.
"Dr. John Chirban has been a visionary and leader
integrating science and religion for decades. Dr. Chirban is the world-leading
authority who counsels physicians, hospital CEOs, mental health workers,
educators, and spiritual leaders. His research, writings and inspiring lectures
provide a profound understanding of the significance for making connections with
self, others, and God for optimal living."
Peter H. Diamandis, MD
Chairman/CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
Exec. Chairman, Singularity University
Author of the NY Times bestseller: Abundance: The Future is Better Than You
"Dr. John Chirban is a wonderful teacher who grasps the treasure trove of
spiritual wisdom that transcends and unites the great religious traditions of
the world. His captivating vision, lectures, and writings about holistic care in
healing offer invaluable contributions to spirituality and the sciences; he
shows us how to best serve the needs of each person's body and soul, anchoring
us in what really matters."
Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, PhD
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Licensed Professional Counselors
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
• Case Managers
• Criminal Justice Personnel
• Pastoral Counselors and Clergy
Cross Country Education is an approved provider
by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is
offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social
Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This
program is offered for six (6) clock hours of continuing education for
counselors and marriage family therapists. Licensed counselors and marriage and
family therapists in other states should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact
(clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM