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Ethical Integration of Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Emerging Issues,

Potential Conflicts, and Practice Guidelines

When: TBA

Cost: Regular, $120 (Includes CEUs) Early Bird: $95 by July 8th.

Where: Eagle’s Landing Christian Counseling Center

1944 Brannan Rd., McDonough, GA 30253

Continuing Education: 6 ethics hours

Description: Psychotherapy has ignored, and sometimes feared, spirituality in the counseling relationship. A new emphasis on spiritual integration has emerged led by, but definitely not limited to, Christian-based counseling. In fact, Christian-integrationists have built entire post-graduate psychology and counseling programs around the integration of psychology and theology. Other spiritual integrations include Buddhism, Wicca, Native American religions, and many others.

This workshop will review various models for the integration of spirituality and counseling, the history of Christian-integration in mental health, and review the ethical codes of leading mental health organizations as they relate to spiritual integration.

We will also discuss emerging issues and potential ethical conflicts with the purpose of forming ethical decision-making models to resolve or avoid conflicts if possible. I do not presume to have the answers to all the questions, but we will discuss and perhaps even debate some possible scenarios and actual cases.

While the presenter will be teaching, using materials, research, and her own thoughts and ideas, the plan is to foster discussion and communication. You will NOT be expected to “check your values at the door”, but will be expected to either share your values regarding spirituality in a respectful and thoughtful manner, or/and listen with respect as other participants share their values regarding spirituality. The truth about psychotherapy is, if you interview 10 therapists about a single case, you are likely to get 10 opinions. ALL opinions will be welcomed, but please understand that we will leave respectfully disagreeing, most likely. Does that sound like fun? Then sign-up today!

Once you register, you will complete a “pre-class survey”. At the end of the workshop, you will take a post-class survey. This is not and test, but will be multiple choice and you cannot fail it. It will be to gauge how well we met our objectives.

Goals and Objectives: Through slide presentation, lecture, discussion  and role-play,

1. Identify 4 attitudes about spiritual integration which exist amongst psychotherapists and religious leaders.

2. Identify and recount 2 ethical guidelines supporting the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy.

3. Practice and implement a decision making model for dealing with spirituality in psychotherapy.

CEUs: 6 core hours have been approved through LPCAGA. NASW-GA  and LMFT can count as ethics hours also.

Registration and Payment Information: $120 includes CEUs.  (Lunch on your own.) Register by July 8 at midnight for a $25 discount. *There are no refunds for missed workshops or cancellations. However, you will be offered opportunities to attend other workshops within the same 12 month period.* Please review the entire list of Training Policies before registering.

Please register in advance:  (We are NOT taking any more registrants for this workshop at this time. Please contact us to get on our waiting list if we do make this workshop available again)

1. Online by clicking on the Pay Now button above to complete your registration and payment. After payment has been accepted, you will be redirected to a confirmation page with instructions for the workshop. (Preferred method)

2. By telephone at 678-289-6981, and include your email for a registration confirmation, or download flyer by clicking here and mail to Eagle’s Landing Christian Counseling Center, 1944 Brannan Rd. Extension, McDonough, GA 30253.