PCC6210 Spiritual Caregiving in Group Therapy

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Wayne Rhodes

Course Description:

The course leads the student through an in-depth study of the tools necessary to integrate spirituality into the practice of group therapy. Upon completion the student will be professionally able to fully participate fully in psychological treatments an in-depth concentration on spirituality. The student will be a participant in a small group from week one through eight. Under the supervision of a licensed therapist, the student will lead a small group from weeks three through eight.

How This Course Benefits Students:

There are two ditches that therapist slide into during the process of therapy. One the one hand the therapist takes the position that because he/she is a Christian then ipso facto the therapy they are providing is spiritually based. The ditch on the other side of the journey is for the therapist to spiritualize every issue that is presented as a therapeutic concern. Upon completing this course the student will be able to articulate at least two example of spiritual care that was provided as a group participant. The student will be able to demonstrate four examples of spiritual care giving that the student provided under supervision. The student will be able to articulate the importance of Spiritual care-giving as a core competence for a therapist. The student will be able to do so within the guidelines of the students state licensure board.

Why This Course Is Important:

As stated earlier, these courses will equip the student to have an understanding of spirituality as the theories and practice of providing spiritual care. The masters level course will provide depth and experience beyond that of the under graduate course.