This certificate program explores contemporary issues in spirituality and social work. It examines the importance of spirituality in addressing presenting issues and demonstrates the importance of spirituality in the clinical setting. Specific spiritual methods and interventions will be highlighted and applied to practice. Spirituality will be viewed as a dimension in the biopsychosocial assessment and treatment planning process. The program utilizes didactic and experiential components, which will include role playing, narratives, storytelling, and other pragmatic methods.
Spirituality and Social Work
-Reverend A. Meigs Ross, ACPE, BCC, LCSW
- Understand spirituality from a relational and pragmatic paradigm
- Develop spiritual sensitivity and competency
- Enhance direct practice skills
- Acquire specialized knowledge on spiritual philosophies and healing methodologies
- Intersection of spirituality, mysticism, and religion
- Relational spirituality, community, and alienation
- The intersection of mind and body: Eastern spiritual philosophy and practices
- Spiritual approaches to wholeness and transformation of self
- The intersection between spirituality, religion, and culture
- Spirituality across the life cycle
- The contribution of spirituality to social change and social policy
- Spiritual assessment and transformation
- Case seminars
The program meets Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on a weekly basis from January through June for 20 sessions.
NASW-approved CEUs: 40
The deadline to apply is December 9th, 2013.
NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003