Self-Guided Courses for Social Workers

These activities are pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

 

Thanks to the generosity of a donor who is committed to the education of spiritual care providers, SCA is able to offer a new low price on all its courses effective August 1, 2017:  All the courses listed below are $145 each for members ($345 for non-members).

Hours

12

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

This course, is for those of all health care disciplines, settings, and roles who desire to know more about being a spiritual care generalist within their scope of practice. The course will provide an overview of spirituality and religion, the benefits of spiritual care, spiritual distress, spiritual screening, and spiritual conversations as well as core skills that can improve the interventions that generalists provide. In addition, the benefits of specialist level spiritual care and team collaboration will also be explored.

Hours

TBA

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

All health care professionals encounter diversity when caring for patients and their families. This course is designed for providers from all disciplines. This course will address cultural competence, including self-awareness and effective ways to assess, document, and provide interventions so that persons' beliefs, values, and practices are integrated into their plan of care. It also discusses the needs of vulnerable patient populations including persons who are non-resident aliens, LGBTQ, homeless, incarcerated, low health literate, and mentally challenged.

Hours

TBA

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

This course, is designed to introduce the concepts of biomedical ethics and assist the foundational level chaplain in understanding and applying those concepts to daily professional practice. It includes information on how diverse beliefs and values due to cultural, religious, spiritual, and/or existential beliefs may impact a patient or family’s experience and decision-making. Chaplains are in the unique position of serving as mediators and facilitators in the interaction of and care for patients, families, and staff. This course will explore the ethical issues in health care, including the nuanced applications of ethical principles and theories in a case study example.

Hours

TBA

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

The Spiritual Care Knowledge Base training series teaches chaplains and spiritual care providers the core principles to enhance their knowledge and equip their practice. The series also provides education for those from other health care disciplines who are committed to the integration of spirituality into whole-person care. As spiritual care generalists, they will gain the knowledge and skills in order for them to work collaboratively and effectively with chaplains who are the spiritual care specialists on the health care team. These courses are also intended for person serving in geographical locations where knowledge-based training is not available, those new to their health care discipline, students in training programs, community care providers, and experienced professionals wishing to expand their knowledge of specific topics.