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(NEW) – Integrating Your Client’s Spirituality in Clinical Practice

September 10 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, ACS Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave. Pikesville, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

How often do you encounter a client who brings up issues of a religious/spiritual nature or who wishes to integrate their faith into therapy? Do you wish you had a better clinical foundation in spiritually integrative psychotherapy or a more comprehensive mindfulness tool box for your clients?

Throughout this workshop, Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC will help you incorporate elements of these modalities to form a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapeutic strategies and effective interventions. Experience how the successful integration of spirituality can enhance clinical rapport and give clients the sense of feeling understood.

You will leave the day with competence in spiritual/religious assessment, improved ability to use spiritually-oriented treatment approaches, and the skill to add mindfulness techniques into traditional forms of therapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn multidisciplinary interventions to treat the whole person.
  • Safely integrate spiritual principles into psychotherapy.
  • Mindfulness practice as a tool for spiritual growth.
  • Discover how stories and metaphors can increase insight and lead to transformation.
  • Experience spiritual practices and tools in psychotherapy.


8:45 – 10:30 am:  Competencies When Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

  • A rational for spirituality in the practice of counseling
  • Therapist self-awareness of spirituality
  • Implicit and explicit approaches to spiritual integration

10:30 – 10:45   BREAK

10:45 am – 12 pm:  Integration of Spiritual Principles into Counseling

  • Clinical assessment of client’s spirituality
  • Spirituality’s effect on the therapeutic alliance
  • Ethical guidelines

12:00 – 1 pm   LUNCH

1 – 2:30 pm:  Spiritual Intervention

  • Ten tools for your therapeutic tool box
  • Meaning and purpose: Value card sort
  • Spiritual meditation & prayer
  • Spiritual journal writing
  • Sacred texts & writings
  • Spiritual imagery
  • Forgiveness & letting go
  • God image
  • Spiritual transcendence in nature
  • Spiritual metaphors and stories
  • Learning from spiritual models

2:40 pm to 4 pm:  Essential Components of Spirituality and Mindfulness Integration

  • Convergence of neuroscience and mindfulness
  • “Decentering” as a way of disengaging from self-criticism, rumination, and negative thinking patterns
  • Reconnecting & befriending feelings
  • Encountering self-compassion & loving-kindness
  • Shifting perspectives through gratitude practice
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