Religion, Spirituality and Psychotherapy (7 CE)

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1038CE

Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate

This Course Is For: Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Course Format: This is a self-paced (non-interactive), online course. Participants are required to read the course materials and complete a post-test with a score of 75% or higher.

Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW

Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.

Content By: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D., Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT

Course Description: Of all the human diversity issues addressed in psychotherapy, spirituality and religion remains one of the most overlooked and devalued. There is a history of conflict between the spiritual and psychotherapeutic realms, with some therapists believing that the two areas are mutually exclusive. Many graduate programs do not include training about the potential role of spirituality in psychotherapy. This course explores the various roles of spirituality and religion and the creation of a “sacred place” in the context of psychotherapy. An overview of sacred themes, symbols, rituals and language for the major Western and Eastern religions is reviewed. Other topics include identifying a working definition of spirituality, assessing for secular or religious/spiritual therapy, incorporating Jungian perspectives on spirituality, and specific treatment techniques that judiciously utilize religious/spiritual practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine a working definition of spirituality for psychotherapists.
  2. Assess for the use of secular or religious/spiritual elements with clients.
  3. Identify the essential dynamics for creating a “sacred place” in psychotherapy.
  4. Discuss various sacred themes, symbols, rituals and language for the major Western and Eastern religions, including Jungian perspectives on spirituality.
  5. Utilize specific treatment approaches from various religious/spiritual orientations in an ethical and professional way.
  6. Identify and manage therapist’s countertransferential reactions.

Course Completion Requirements: All course materials are included in your AATBS student account. Attendees must read the course material and complete the accompanying test with a score of 75% or higher. Customers may retest if they score below 75%.

Evaluation: The course evaluation is also accessible in your student account. After completing the course, you will need to complete the course evaluation.

How certificate is issued: When all requirements for the course have been successfully completed, customers will be able to access and print a personal CE certificate in their student account.

Approvals:

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences, provider #1085, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AATBS maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/19/2021 – 06/19/2024.

Social workers completing this course receive 7 clinical continuing education credits.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling - #50-11015

Florida Board of Psychology #50-5452

NYSED:

Social Workers: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0112.

Counselors: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Counselors as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed counselors #MHC-0165.

Marriage Family Therapists: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage Family Therapists as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Marriage Family Therapists #MFT-0077.

Psychologists: The Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Science is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0164.

The sponsor of this program has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 20-1420.

Continuing Education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not always well defined and may even supersede the rules of a national accreditation organization. We recommend you contact the applicable state licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest regulations and specific requirements of your state when considering our programs for Continuing Education credit.

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More Information
Board ApprovalsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders
CE FormatOnline, Text-Based