Certificates, Diplomas
& Continuing Ed

Pastoral Care Studies for Working Professionals


 

Certificates, Diplomas
& Continuing Ed

Pastoral Care Studies for Working Professionals


Dynamic and impactful continuing education opportunities designed to offer short-term discipline study, refresher courses, or an opportunity for deepening your personal spirituality or the spirituality of others.

CERTIFICATE IN TRAUMA AND SPIRITUAL CARE


The Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care provides working professionals in both clinical and pastoral settings with the skills to incorporate spirituality into the healing counsel they provide to trauma victims. This program highlights the spiritual understandings of trauma and healing, giving caregivers a more comprehensive set of skills to help trauma victims recover from their experiences.
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CERTIFICATE IN TRAUMA AND SPIRITUAL CARE

CERTIFICATE IN COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP


Leaders today need to build healthy, caring teams, manage and develop the gifts and proficiencies of professional and volunteer work forces, and handle the intersection of responsibility, authority and accountability in carrying out your duties. Leaders in religious and secular institutions stand at the crossroads of how things get done. How can leaders so this with grace, integrity and with the well-being of others in mind? This course examines practices that actively promote leaders' self-awareness, social skill, and emotional intelligence as the most efficient path to developing a more conscious workforce and compassionate leadership style.
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CERTIFICATE IN COMPANIONSHIP FOR CONGREGATIONS


Pastoral care is often focused on individual or congregational problems, but much of what harms and impedes us as social, political and spiritual beings stems from the larger structural maladies at work in our lives. This course examines the social and spiritual structures of homelessness, incarceration and mental health challenges within our lives, church, workforce, government and society. Together, we will broaden and deepen caregivers' knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed and marginalized persons, and structures of oppression. The course helps leaders reflect on the ways their own social location impacts their caring service and gain familiarity with resources and processes available to support compassionate leadership and spiritual care in these contexts.
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CERTIFICATE IN COMPANIONSHIP FOR CONGREGATIONS

CERTIFICATE IN WORSHIP & SPIRITUAL CARE


This certificate in Worship and Spiritual Care will explore the current status and evolution of the worship, arts, and culture within congregational communities. We will discuss ever-changing notions of communication, creating ecumenical and interreligious sacred space, hymnody and music, ritual arts, and attempts to achieve community, retain healing traditions, and operate out of a sense of cultural relevance. We will seek to reconcile notions of worship, service, and performance, while understanding the significance of cultural “bridge building.” The series of courses in this certificate program will invite congregations to explore, wrestle with, and be transformed by studying and practicing the arts of worship planning, preaching, theological reflection, and musical leadership.
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DIPLOMA IN CHAPLAINCY & SPIRITUAL CARE RESEARCH LITERACY


Clinical Pastoral Educators, Board Certified Chaplains, and those seeking professional chaplaincy vocations often work in research-based care environments where they are increasingly asked to provide research-based practices that contribute to performance improvement in delivery of care. The Diploma in Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Research Literacy is designed to equip chaplains, spiritual care providers and pastoral care educators who work in research-driven environments with the tools they need to: Work alongside interdisciplinary colleagues to develop practices informed by scientific inquiry Design and implement their own evidence-based research.
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DIPLOMA IN CHAPLAINCY & SPIRITUAL CARE RESEARCH LITERACY

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In this world poised for healing, do you feel called to bring compassionate presence to others? Get in touch with your questions, and I’ll be very happy to help you explore ways in which the Shaw Chaplaincy Institute is able to help you bring your whole self into service.

- Rev. Paul Gaffney,
Program Manager of Education, Community Relations and Spiritual Care Services


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