Offering Spirituality and Spiritual Work to Our Clients During the Pandemic
March 5, 2021
1.0 CEU - $10
This webinar introduces the concepts of spirituality and religion as they are becoming increasingly important content areas for social workers to utilize in their work with clients. During this webinar, we will focus on the importance of spiritual work generally and especially during this very challenging time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Spiritual work can easily be incorporated into a broader professional social work approach.
Spiritual work requires that we understand what spirituality is, including that we view it as an internal attribute that we all have. We also need to understand how it is connected to religion. Religion is an external entity that is different from spirituality but relevant for many people. People can be both spiritual and religious, or they can be spiritual but not religious.
Being spiritual means that we have a potential capacity to seek and find deeper meaning in our lives, seek a more purposeful life, find hope, feel deeper connections with others, adhere to a moral and ethical code, and depend upon a Higher Power. Numerous spiritual issues like these can become important areas of practice for clients to explore and pursue, especially during this overwhelming time of the pandemic.
Presenter: Jim Dudley, Professor Emeritus, UNC @ Charlotte