Mindfulness-Based Modalities for Spiritual Care and Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Bright, Jennifer
Course Code EMP3547HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course examines mindfulness modalities for spiritual care and spiritually-integrated psychotherapy. Mindfulness-based modalities have become one of the most widely disseminated clinical practice for a wide range of mental and physical concerns. Practitioners of all religious-spiritual traditions have begun to incorporate mindfulness modalities and interventions to support healing and wellness for care seekers in a way that engages spiritual dimensions of being. This course will examine the theoretical and empirical basis of mindfulness modalities and their applications in spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, spiritual care and chaplaincy. The course will first contextualize mindfulness practice and them focus on four central mindfulness-based modalities: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Components of each approach will be described, underlying model of clinical change specified, relevant applications illustrated, and empirical outcomes summarized.

Pre-Requisites Completion of an introduction to spiritual care and counselling course or permission from the instructor
Schedule Tue
Start Time 9:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement CRPO competencies 1-5
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Fall 2023