Spiritual Counseling In Addiction & Recovery

Type: Intensive, Synchronous
Units: 1.5
Days: MON - TUE - WED - THU - FRI
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Start Date: 01/06/2025
End Date: 01/10/2025
Approval Required: Yes

This week-long synchronous online intensive will approach the subject of spiritual counseling in addiction and how to apply different modalities to individuals suffering from substance abuse or addictive disorders.  Student will discuss different philosophical approaches and principles that align with addiction treatment, including: holistic vs. 12-step model, discussing grief and loss, exploring identity through personality test application, implementing ritual and ceremony, and seeking purpose and meaning.  The goal is to educate and enhance the application of current ideals to the consistently saturated substance-abuse treatment field.  Students will be given opportunities to deeper their knowledge and insight by developing familiarity and closeness with the subject so as to consider this as an avenue for future counseling.

Course meets January 6-10, 2025.

Relates to Thresholds: 5. Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul, 7. Educating for Wholeness and Liberation and MFC: 2. Pastoral Care and Presence, 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others, 4. Social Justice in the Public Square.

Maximum enrollment: 15. Auditors excluded.

Faculty Consent Required. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval. 1. Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. 2. Complete the required faculty consent questionnaire. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FC24-25. For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact kmoebius@sksm.edu.