DATES and TIMES: Eight Fridays, 2:00-4:00pm, starting April 6, 2018 through May 25, 2018.
FEE: This is a private course not open to the public sponsored by Stanislaus County Department of Aging and Veteran Services. You must be an employee of Stanislaus County Department of Aging and Veteran Services or an employee of the Modesto Vet Center, or have prior approval by those organizations. Please complete your registration no later than Mar. 22, 2018. If you wish to receive CEs, a separate administration fee of $50/person payable to SCRC (Spiritual Competency Resource Center) is required.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Please see the flyer for this course. You are expected to practice a daily recorded meditation (15-30 min. daily) along with weekly assigned daily life practices throughout the course. Each week’s recordings of the guided meditations and supplemental materials are provided online. It is highly recommended that you miss no more than one class as this is a sequential course that builds from each successive week.
CEs: 16 CEs upon approval by SCRC. Please indicate if you wish to receive CEs on the registration form. In order to receive CEs, you must attend ALL classes and must sign in no later than 15 minutes after the start of each class. See information about CEs below.
REGISTRATION: Registration is NOW OPEN.
16 hours of CEs will be available upon approval through the Spiritual Competency Resource Center:
- The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
- SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
- For questions about these CE accreditations, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the program, participants will be better able to:
- Apply mindfulness and compassion skills to be present and aware of one’s own inner response when encountering suffering of others
- Differentiate between empathy and compassion, and recognize when empathy fatigue, empathic distress, and burnout arise
- Practice self-compassion to mitigate self-critical or self-blaming thoughts in the context of personal and professional relationships
- Employ physical and psychological feelings of loving-kindness as a preliminary step to cultivating compassion and building resilience
- Identify helplessness and enact strategies to transform helplessness into compassionate action
- Apply compassionate listening and perspective taking in order to attune empathically with clients and others
- Identify eudaemonic sources of happiness and personal values that support greater well-being and work/life satisfaction
- Employ awareness of shared common humanity to relate to difficult people with compassion
- Incorporate practices like gratitude and appreciation to shift perspectives of negative experiences and support greater resiliency in personal and professional life
- Apply learned compassion skills to expand one’s capacity to meet suffering in one’s personal and professional life
- Describe three sources of resistance to the cultivation of self-compassion