GPHD7229: Spiritual Competencies

Credits 3
Religion and spirituality are important aspects of human diversity and therefore a necessary part of cultural competence training for psychologists. Furthermore, spiritual and religious beliefs and practices are documented to be relevant to psychological and emotional well-being. Spirituality has been of a focus of transpersonal psychology since its founding. This course will provide training in 16 religious and spiritual competencies that have been empirically validated in research published in peer-reviewed journals. The course also covers the movement to establish these competencies as standards of care in the field of mental health.