Aging and Spirituality Integrated Psychotherapy

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Isgandarova, Nazila
Course Code EMP3562HF
Semester First Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

This course examines the theory, research and practice of evidence-based spiritual care and psychotherapy in the field of aging. The course looks at a variety of theories on aging and ways of helping the elderly. There is a focus on various evidence-based modalities for working with the elderly including spiritually integrated psychotherapy, narrative, person-centered, and solution focused therapies. The course engages theories of human growth and invites students to examine their own awareness and safe and effective use of self in working with the elderly. Case studies from the literature will be integrated into the class discussions to explore topics such as stereotypes about aging, changes in lifestyles in later life, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual issues, dementia and mental health issues, death and dying. The course emphasizes the strengths, wisdom and resilience of the elderly.

Schedule Tue
Start & End Date May 2, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

Last day to register and pay: April 21; last day to drop: May 10

Additional Notes

Course syllabus will be posted in Quercus course.

Schedule Notes

<p>Mandatory attendance for summer intensive courses</p>

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Currently Offered Summer 2023