Instructor-Led Courses for Social Workers

These instructor-facilitated courses are based on a collaborative model of learning, which is a community where “all learn and all teach.” Students’ work will be done by discussion with colleagues about the course content, engaging others in their responses to the learning activities and any other additional topics that enhance the learning goals of the module.

All the courses listed below are $545 for members or $745 for non-members.


Hours

56
7 wks

Course Type

Instructor-Led

Course starting:
April 5, 2017
June 7, 2017
September 6, 2017

Description

This course, What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know About Spiritual Care, 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

56
7 wks

Course Type

Instructor-Led

Course starting:
April 12, 2017
June 14, 2017
September 13, 2017

Description

Values, Obligations, and Rights: Health Care Ethics identifies the ethical and moral challenges that occur in health care and the importance of understanding patient and family beliefs, values, cultures and preferences in resolving any conflicts. The role and contribution of the chaplain and other spiritual care providers in direct care and ethics committees will also be addressed.

Hours

56
7 wks

Course Type

Instructor-Led

Course starting:
April 19, 2017
June 21, 2017
September 20, 2017

Description

Spiritual assessment and document is central to the work of health care chaplains and all committed to the integration of spirituality into whole person health care. What We Hear and Say: Spiritual Assessment and Documentation focuses on understanding the rationale, goals, and process of assessment and documentation to contribute effectively by identifying and incorporating patient and family beliefs, values, needs, and practices into the interdisciplinary approach to care.

Hours

56
7 wks

Course Type

Instructor-Led

Course starting:
April 26, 2017
June 28, 2017
September 27, 2017

Description

Cultural competence includes self-awareness and the professional ability to assess, document, and provide interventions so that persons' beliefs, values, and practices are integrated into their plan of care. Care for All: Cultural Competence, Inclusion, and Vulnerable Populations will also address the needs of vulnerable patient populations including persons who are non-resident aliens, LGBTQ, homeless, incarcerated, low health literate, and mentally challenged.

Self-Guided Courses for Social Workers

All the courses listed below are $295 each for members or $495 for non-members.

Hours

30

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

25

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

25

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

This module provides health care professionals from all disciplines information on the process of grief, offers current theories that have relevance to assisting grieving individuals, and identifies sensitivities, skills, and tools to assist the learner in understanding particular factors in various types of loss. Also explored will be the concept of disenfranchised grief, which is a reminder that the experience of grief encompasses far more than the death of a family member or loved one.

Hours

25

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

Health care professionals from all disciplines often find themselves in situations with patients and families when counseling skills are necessary. This course describes the differences between spiritually-based and secular counseling, short-term counseling processes appropriate in health care settings, working with traumatic events, family systems, and grief and bereavement.

Hours

20

Course Type

Self-Guided

Course Description

All health care professionals and providers need demonstrated proficiency in various aspects of communication. This course will review listening skills and methods, effective verbal and non-verbal practices, group communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, and goal clarification in order to provide the learner with effective tools for their daily use.