Professional Ethics for Spiritual Care and Psycho-spiritual therapy

College Emmanuel College
Course Code EMP3521HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

This course will examine professional ethics in the helping professions (esp. spiritual care, psycho-spiritual therapy and social service) in order to further equip students for competence in their chosen field. We will consider the philosophical/theological moorings for professional ethics and the need for congruence in belief, thought, word and deed. Students will examine their own belief systems in relation to ethical practice and construct means by which to embed ethical practice within theses systems. They will deepen their understanding of the intrinsic link between ethical practice and self awareness and assess areas of growth in this regard. Professional codes of ethics (Professional Practice Standards CRPO, CASC Code of Ethics, etc.) will be assessed as the minimum standard for the profession. These codes as well as best practices in the field will be practiced in class. Attention to ethical practice in contexts of diversity is central to course.

Pre-Requisites 10 courses (min) in program and concurrent or prior Practicum experience (SPE or Contextual education) OR permission of instructor.
Schedule Thu
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 30
Program Requirement All CRPO ETP Competencies will be part of the learning. Emphasis on competencies 1 and 4 and Standards of Professional Practice (CRPO)
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Summative Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2023
Currently Offered Winter 2024
Next Scheduled Winter 2025