Cheryl A. Giles
This field-based course is designed to explore the role and advanced practice of spiritual counseling for those interested in chaplaincy, counseling ministries, or other interfaith caregiving settings. Class will take place at Youville House, an assisted living center for seniors in Cambridge. Class will be held from 12-4pm. Students will participate in weekly visits with residents. Readings will focus on the theory and practice of spiritual counseling and living with chronic illness and aging. Emphasis will be on four primary areas: counseling practice, relational wisdom, and self-awareness as providers of spiritual care, and practicing meaningful self-care. Class format includes group process, case presentations and verbatims. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Previous experience in counseling, CPE, or other spiritual care courses preferred. Instructor permission required, please e-mail the instructor if you are interested in participating in the course. This course was held previously at Boston Medical Center.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 10 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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