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Spirituality in Couple and Family Therapy

University of Guelph 
March 21 to March 24, 2018

In the last decade, the field of couple and family therapy has demonstrated increasing openness to acknowledging that the spiritual and religious dimension of clients’ lives is relevant to the therapeutic process. This course focuses on enhancing therapist comfort and competence in involving the spiritual and religious resources of people’s lives in couple and family therapy. As religious beliefs and spiritual practices often profoundly influence family narratives, therapist competence in dialoguing with families about these aspects of their stories is essential. While exploring the integration of spirituality into therapeutic practice will be the primary focus of this course, the phenomena of spiritual development and spiritual experience, as an element of the therapeutic process, will also be considered. While the course is not designed to be an “Introduction to world religions”– it will consider and respect diverse spiritual traditions.

This course is typically recognized by AAMFT as a Human Development course.

Designed For

Counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health workers, pastoral / faith-based, and other practitioners seeking to build or enhance their practical skills and theoretical foundation in couple and family therapy, as well as those exploring therapy as a career.

Click here for more informaiton and to register. 


February 6, 2018
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