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Bi-Polar Faith

Next session starts on September 3, 2019

Seminar Description

The silent issues around us – mental health, sexual and domestic violence, and religious diversity – are often the most challenging to address. How can communities respond effectively to those in their midst who are held back by trauma, depression and mental illness? How might you make a difference?

In this 6-week, 12 session seminar, you will learn how to create a spiritual community of hope around people struggling with mental health. Coleman’s train-the-trainer seminar helps leaders in churches, caregiver groups, and civic non-profit organizations prepare their members to identify and support those in their midst who face mental health challenges.

Join Monica A. Coleman, MDiv, Ph.D. as she coaches you through her book, Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith and workshop materials, equipping you to lead others through the material.  Take this seminar as part of the Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality, or by itself to earn continuing education credits (CEs) as you learn how to build a community that understands and supports people with mental health issues.

Registration Fee: $625

Objectives

  • Understand how religious and spiritual diversity can be understood, addressed, and enriched during bouts
    with mental illness, periodic and/or chronic and how it intersects with other forms of diversity.
  • Learn, practice, and develop best practices for clergy and spiritual directors, pastors and chaplains, community
    group leaders, and activists in dealing with issues of mental illness, spirituality, and survival.
  • Learn ways for clergy/spiritual directors and mental health professionals to better collaborate to foster wellness in their patients and congregants.

Topics Include

Faith, family and freedom

Behind the mask, identifying different normals

Faith and spiritual development, transformational moments

Faith and spiritual development, life-giving and life affirming mentorship

Violence and suffering, accepting/offering help

Healing by identifying the problem and walking together to the solution

Seminar Facilitator

Rev. Monica A. Coleman, PhD

Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology

Seminar Details

Seminar ID

URAWI 504X – Bi-Polar Faith

Price

$625 for the individual seminar.  Also, can be taken as a part of the Spirituality and Mental Health Certificate.

Alumni, Employee, and Group pricing available.  Inquire HERE

Who?

This seminar appeals to healthcare practitioners, clergy, spiritual directors, and others who work with patients, clients, and congregants who are struggling with trauma, depression and mental illness.

CEs

APA CEs Pending

18 CEs Available.  California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and MFTs for programs from CEU approved sponsors.

LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. CA Emergency Medical Services for EMTs and Paramedics. For questions about these CEU accreditations email info@appliedwisdominstitute.org.

18 Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselor, Nurses, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require CEU hours. To determine whether or not your seminar qualifies for CEUs, please consult with your certifying body.

 

Learning Objectives
  • Create a plan to advance the visibility and discussion of mental illness and trauma
  • Plan to lead a study group through the selected text, Bipolar Faith, as a tool to understand the intersection of spirituality and mental health
  • Assess means to connect mental health issues with their impact in local community context
  • Demonstrate supportive community with other religious and therapeutic leaders
  • Use story and other more qualitative resources to extend their story and elicit the story of others for mourning, healing, and growth
  • Apply new understanding how religious and spiritual diversity can be understood, addressed, and enriched during bouts with mental illness, periodic and/or chronic and how it intersects with other forms of diversity
  • Create and revise best practices for clergy and spiritual directors, pastors and chaplains, community group leaders, and activists in dealing with issues of mental illness, spirituality, and survival.
  • Design ways for clergy/spiritual directors and mental health professionals to better collaborate to foster wellness in their patients and congregants
  • List and discuss different normals: Functional, material, social, identity, assumptive world, theological constructs, etc.
  • Explain how different understandings of forgiveness help or hinder someone recovering from abuse
  • Analyze self-image, invisibility, and pivotal experiences- discrete moments and/or continuous streams that transform
  • Discuss the process of medical diagnosis, recognition of a condition, and naming for healing and spiritual growth
Location

Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.

Period

SEP 3 – OCT 8 2019

Times

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm PST

Delivery

Seminars are delivered online through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. Meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

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Ready to Address Bi-Polar Faith Issues

Supported in conversation with people from all walks of life, each person who passes through an AWI seminar learns how to connect, engage and restore the person who needs the unique support that they alone provide.  Take this seminar as part of the Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality, or by itself to earn continuing education units (CEUs) as you learn how to build a community that understands and supports people with mental health issues.