HDS 2966

Change, Adversity and Spiritual Resilience

Chris Berlin


Change and adversity can impact one's spiritual life in challenging ways. Spiritual loss, trauma and resistance to change during such times can hinder one's potential for spiritual growth or a deepening of faith. By drawing on Buddhist views of the nature of mind, mindfulness practice, and considering recent advances in positive psychology, this seminar will explore how spiritual counselors or others in caregiving roles can apply these perspectives in theory and practice to interfaith counseling settings to help foster spiritual resilience in those experiencing life change, adversity or spiritual crisis. Instructor's permission is required.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Wed 1pm-3pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
Language Course Designation(s) None