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, Spirituality & Healthcare: Perspectives on Theory & Practice Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC EDCO 291, Summer 2013, 211 Mann Hall, Trinity Campus Course Syllabus Note: This syllabus is subject to change Instructor Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC www.carolfournier.com Assistant Professor The University of Vermont Office: 185 Tilley Dr. South Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-2600 e-mail: Carol.Fournier@uvm.edu Office Hours: Scheduled by appointment. Class Schedule: 3 Credits M, W – 1 – 4:45 p.m. July 1 – August 9, 2013 211 Mann Hall, Trinity Campus Course Description: Actively engage therapies that integrate perspectives for the healing of Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit. Explore competencies, alternative and complementary collaboration, current research, and consider their application in counseling through case studies, classroom and private reflection. Emerging perspectives and therapeutic models for supporting mental health integrate knowledge gained through research and practice. Through this practical and experiential course you can enhance the art of healing as well as integrate an understanding of spiritual and psychological aspects of health. Designed
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for health care practitioners, mental health providers, as well as those interested in integrative healing. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Learning Objectives • To examine current theory, and practice in the integration of emerging perspectives into counseling practice through case studies, classroom discussion, and private reflection To gain practical insight into the field of Counseling, Spirituality and Healthcare To examine the interface of care between multiple healthcare providers To explore the interface of counseling with Complementary Alternative Medicine Modalities To cultivate practical skills in the assessment of individuals spiritual and religious orientations in counseling and healthcare To gain a foundational understanding of Integrative care and current research
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Teaching-Learning Methods This course uses student-centered, active learning methods. Students will be engaged in lectures, class discussions, hands-on demonstrations and practice, interviews, and critical appraisal of published literature. Required Text Aten, J. D. and Leach, M. M. (2009). Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process: A Comprehensive Resource from Intake to Termination. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Serlin, I. (2007). Whole Person Healthcare: Spiritual and Psychological Aspects of Illness and Health. CA: Greenwood Press. ISBN: 0-275-99231-4/978-0-275-99231-6 (Print on Demand publication, requires 10 days printing time plus 6 days shipping) Selected articles to be uploaded to Black Board along with assessment tools and other resources. Recommended Text Burke, M.T. and Miranti, J. ed. (1995). Counseling: The Spiritual Dimension. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
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Cashwell, C., and Young, S. (2005). Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. Cobb, M., Puchalski, C. and Rumbold, B. ed. (2012). Spirituality in Healthcare. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Trivieri, L., Anderson, J. (2002). Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. 2nd edition. CA: Celestial Arts. Websites George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Healthcare http://www.gwumc.edu/gwish/soerce/index.cfm Duke University Center on Spirituality and Healthcare http://www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/ Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine http://www.massgeneral.org/bhi/ National Center for Complimentary Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/ Attendance The nature of this course and the topic require group involvement and experiential participation. To insure this end, attendance is mandatory. If you are unable to attend a class please contact the instructor in advance via email at Carol.Fournier@uvm.edu or by calling 802-862-2600. Confidentiality Personal reflection and active participation are required as a part of this course. It is understood that any sharing of this nature which occurs during our time together is confidential and held to the ethical standards of the counseling profession. Code of Conduct and Academic Honesty Standards Students are expected to comply with the University Code of Conduct and Academic Honesty Standards as delineated in the most recent edition of The Cat’s Tale, http://www.uvm.edu/~dosa/handbook/ Religious Holidays Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. If you need to miss class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence to me in writing 3|Page EDCO 291 Integrating Counseling, Spirituality & Healthcare: Perspectives on Theory & Practice, Revised 2/2013 Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC
by the end of the second day of class. You will be permitted to make up work within a mutually agreed-upon time. Multicultural Competencies Course materials are responsive to diversity and multicultural competencies in the area of mental health counseling and care. Diverse perspectives are valued as an integral aspect of education and are incorporated through selected readings, coursework, and practice. ADA Student Accommodations Reasonable accommodations are provided for students with appropriate documentation from the ACCESS Office. To receive accommodations, please bring the course instructor a copy of the letter provided by the ACCESS Office and discuss a plan to implement the recommendations. Course Assignments Readings Reading assignments are indicated on the attached schedule. Each assignment should be completed prior to the class meeting date. Research Project Research and submit a project in the area of Integrative therapy, Spirituality, Mind/Body Therapies or another integrative form of counseling. This project may take the form of a paper, sculpture, painting, or other creative expression. If an alternative to a paper is selected a written synopsis of the project is required to be submitted with the finished project. Research papers need to be ten pages in long single spaced and typed. Written research projects are to be submitted in the format outlined in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Grades Points toward a final course grade are assigned on the following basis for the activities listed below and described previously. Earning a 90% or more will result in an A, 80-89% a grade of B, and so on. All assignments must be completed to earn a grade of B or higher: 20% Completion of Spiritual Self-Reflection Paper and Spiritual Self-Assessment Assignments 4|Page EDCO 291 Integrating Counseling, Spirituality & Healthcare: Perspectives on Theory & Practice, Revised 2/2013 Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC
Research and prepare a 5 minute presentation summarizing a journal article or research study of current practice in Counseling, Spirituality and/or Healthcare. Interview of a practitioner of a complementary healing modality, pastoral counselor, spiritual director, chaplain, spiritual teacher, psychiatrist or scientist involved in integrating their healing modality in a health care setting. Two page reflective summary on Implications for Counseling, Spirituality and Healthcare. Attendance & Active Participation in Class Final Paper and 10 minute presentation. Paper is due the week prior to the last Class on Monday.
Mail Final Project along with self-addressed, stamped envelop for return to: 10 Hayes Ave., South Burlington, VT 05403 or email to Carol.Fournier@uvm.edu. Course Schedule and Assignments Class 1 Review of Syllabus Overview of the Field - Counseling, Spirituality & Healthcare In Class: Interview using Fast Facts Spirit Assessment – First three questions. Assignment: Serlin et al, Chapter 1 and 2, pgs. 1-50; Class 2 Spirituality & Mental Health: Naming the Common Ground Assignment: Aten et al, Chapter 1, 2, pgs. 1-52; Serlin et al, pgs. 101-156; Schneiders, Sandra (2003). “Religion vs. Spirituality: A Contemporary Conundrum” Spiritus 3 (2003): 163-185, Johns Hopkins University Press Class 3 Emotion & Disease: Interfacing Counseling & Health Using a Biopsychosocial Model Assignment: Serlin et al, Chapter 3, pgs. 51-62 and Chapter 12, pgs. 235-262; Puchalski, C. et al (2009) “Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care: The Report of the Consensus Conference” Journal of Palliative Medicine, Vol. 12, Number 10, 2009; Swinton, John (2012) “Healthcare spirituality: a questions of knowledge” Chapter 15 in Cobbs, M, et al. Spirituality in Healthcare. articles available via email or Blackboard. Class 4 Therapist Spiritual Self-Awareness 5|Page EDCO 291 Integrating Counseling, Spirituality & Healthcare: Perspectives on Theory & Practice, Revised 2/2013 Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC
Assignment: Aten, et al, Chapter 3, pgs. 53; See Blackboard for “Seeking the Sacred: The Assessment of Spirituality in the Therapy Process” by Nichole A. Murray-Swank and Kenneth Pargament in Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy, edited by Aten, J., McMinn, M. and Worthington, E. (2011). Washington, DC: APA Reflective Paper based on Fast Facts Spirituality Assessment Questions provided on Black-Board due at Class 5. Class 5 Wellness & Well-Being: Spirit-Mind-Heart & Body Assignment: On-line Assessments Spirituality & Health (INSPIRIT AND WELL-BEING SCALE) Assignment: See Blackboard for Burke and Miranti on Wellness; Cashwell & Young on Wellness; Vaughan on Multiple Intelligence; Gardener on Multiple Intelligence Class 6 Contemplation; Meditation; Multimodal Imagery; Mindfulness & Healthcare – Part I Assignment: Serlin et al, Chapter 4, pgs. 63-82 and Chapter 8, pgs. 157-176; Supplemental materials to be posted on Black Board. Visit Mass General website Class 7 Contemplation; Meditation; Multimodal Imagery & Healthcare – Part II Assignment: Atens, et al, Chapter 8, and 9 pgs. 167-216; Supplemental materials to be posted on Black Board. Visit Contemplative Outreach website. Class 8 Complementary Alternative Medicine Guest Presenters Assignment: Visit NICCAM website and review one current research project on Complementary Alternative Medicine. Come to class prepared to offer a 5-10 minute summary presentation on the findings. Class 9 Complementary Alternative Medicine Panel on CAM Modalities & Applications in Mental Health Care 6|Page EDCO 291 Integrating Counseling, Spirituality & Healthcare: Perspectives on Theory & Practice, Revised 2/2013 Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC
Assignment: Selected readings from Trivieri, L., Anderson, J. (2002). Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. 2nd edition. CA: Celestial Arts posted on Black Board. Class 10 Integration of Emerging Modalities in Counseling Assignment: Aten et al, Chapter 9 pgs. 193-216 and Chapter 11 pgs. 241-266. Selected readings on Ethics posted on Black Board. Class 11 – Final Project Due Counseling, Spirituality and Healthcare: Summary Discussion Presentations of Final Projects Assignments: Posted on Blackboard. Class 12 The Art and Discipline of Integrating Counseling, Spirituality and Healthcare Presentations of Final Project (continued) Course Evaluations ______________ About the Faculty Carol A. Fournier, LCMHC, NCC is a licensed mental health counselor and spiritual director with a private practice in an Integrative Medicine Center in South Burlington, VT (www.carolfournier.com). She is an adjunct assistant professor in the UVM Counseling Department and serves as a community affiliate with the UVM College of Medicine Program in Integrative Healthcare. Carol is co-founder and director of the Silver Dove Institute, an educational non-profit in Vermont, that offers a Certificate program in Multicultural Spiritual Direction and provides continuing professional education for counselors, chaplains, spiritual teachers and leaders and other health care professionals. An international conference speaker, she is a published author in a variety of genre's and guides integrative, spiritual and renewal retreats at Spiritual Life Centers. Carol holds a MS from the University of Vermont in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in Theology with a concentration in Spirituality from St. Michael's College, VT. She is preparing materials for publication in the area of Multicultural Spiritual Direction and Formation as well as Integrative Counseling. She can be reached at Carol.Fournier@uvm.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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