As part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, Spiritual Health professionals:
Spirituality in health care has been defined as:
A dynamic and intrinsic aspect of humanity through which persons seek ultimate meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and experience relationship to self, family, others, community, society, nature, and the significant or sacred. Spirituality is expressed through beliefs, values, traditions, and practices, including religious beliefs and practices.
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Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Programs are designed to assist the provider of spiritual care to become more effective in the practice of ministry. This form of theological education includes developing a better understanding of people, their difficulties and deeper spiritual experiences and achieving greater self-awareness in relation to spiritual care. This experientially-based approach provides:
These programs are designed for all persons interested in providing spiritual health care. Opportunities are available for qualified participants to move toward certification as a Specialist in pastoral practice and/or a teaching supervisor.
This training is in accordance with the standards of The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Academic credit is available upon application to qualified students through the University of Winnipeg.
Spiritual Diversity Program (Currently on Hold)
The Spiritual Diversity Program consists of four courses held on-site at the Health Sciences Centre. All courses are available for university credit. Courses are limited to a small number of students who are admitted based on an application and interview process. This program is currently on hold.
Additional Training Programs
Specialty Patient/Consumer Resources