A BIBLICAL APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH
An online course taught by
Kalman J. Kaplan, Ph.D.
through the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago
THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION
RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH,
A UIC College of Medicine Program
This integrative 12 week online continuing edu
cation curriculum is aimed at providing a serious dialogue between religious and secular psychological/psychiatric thought around the contrasts between Classical Greek and Biblical world views. The topics developed by Dr. Kalman J. Kaplan, director, for this program includes an overview of God, nature and creation, self and other, obedience and disobedience, man and woman, freedom, life and suicide, and a tragic versus hopeful outlook on life.
The Program of Religion/Spirituality and Mental Health addresses the disconnect between biblical religious/spiritual counselors and secular psychotherapists. Upon completion of the program participants should be able to:
- Describe spiritual therapeutic techniques related to each of the topics listed above.
- Discuss classical Greek biases in mental health related to each of the topics listed above.
- List biblical narratives in each of the topics listed above.
- Describe the basis and application of a biblical therapy related to each of the topics listed above.
- Describe how knowledge of Greek and biblical narratives can improve mental health in psychiatry patients.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Registration is open to a broad audience, including:
- Secular therapists and health care professionals such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.
- Clergy and pastoral counselors including rabbis, priests, ministers and chaplains
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
For information and updates, visit www.rsmh.org or send an email to:
Registration and Tuition
The online RSMH course is offered three times each year. The start date for the coming session is the week of Monday, January 17, 2011. Registration information, application forms and future session dates are available at www.rsmh.org. Tuition for the twelve week continuing education course is $1000. Please see the Website for current information regarding tuition, payment options, possible scholarships, and our refund/cancellation policy.
Getting Online & Getting Help
The UIC’s Distance Education Office supports more than 3000 learners across the country and around the globe. When you have a question, just call the toll-free support line at 877-363-6656 or send an email to
for timely assistance.
EARN GRADUATE & CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
ACTS GRADUATE SCHOOL CREDIT
The Association of Chicago Theological Schools has approved this course to be offered through one of its member schools, Catholic Theological Union. This enables any student enrolled at one of the consortium member institutions to register/cross-register and receive academic credit for this course, as well as continuing education credit. Interested students can enroll in this course through any one of the ten ACTS member schools.
Continuing Medical Education, with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine
Continuing Social Work Education, License number 159 000112.
Continuing Education for Psychologists, LPCs & Pastoral Counselors
Continuing Nursing Education, by the Illinois Nurses Association Approver Unit.
Continuing Education for Chaplains
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