Cultural Competence and Spirituality: Techniques and Practice to Better Understand Another’s Beliefs | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Cultural Competence and Spirituality: Techniques and Practice to Better Understand Another’s Beliefs

 
​Preferred registration deadline: November 30th

3 CEUs

Jenni Harpring, MSW, MA
Director of Field Education, Brown School

For many, spirituality is an important component of life. From participating in formal religious communities to individual meditation, people draw meaning, healing, health, and strength from spiritual practice. Because these practices are powerful
and personal – and we don't all share a single perspective - it can be difficult to engage others in meaningful conversations about their beliefs and practices. Discomfort can cause even a skilled helper to leave important questions and information out of conversations or therapy sessions.  

This interactive workshop will explore tools to engage others in conversations about spirituality, faith, and religion.
Drawing from interfaith dialogue, appreciative inquiry, and cultural humility, participants will discuss the importance of spirituality, identify the role spirituality plays in their own life, and practice talking to others about their spiritual practices.  Participants will also discuss how to negotiate when someone's belief system differs from their own.  

 Class size is limited to 30.

$50 General Admission
$30 Discounted Admission**
$10 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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