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.
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
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
Forgiveness & letting go
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