These courses provide the awareness of mental health issues, along with best practices and effective strategies, and resources to better serve your community members. Provide the leadership in your work place that benefits all members by expanding your skills to include those suffering from mental illness and disorders and communicate acceptance within your community by others.
One-unit online course designed to implement mental health ministry for priests, religious, lay ministers, deacons, and school administration in the Catholic Church.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
The course is fully asynchronous with no scheduled Zoom dates. However, typically one voluntary Zoom discussion session is scheduled during the course.
Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.
How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Enroll in one or more courses in this series to earn graduate-level extension credits.
These courses provide continuing education for lay ministers, religious priests, deacons, and school administrators interested in implementing mental health ministries in their parishes or schools.
Completing courses in this series is a way to enhance your leadership skills and earn professional development credits.
Additionally, the opportunity to make an important difference in the life of a community member is a compelling reason to learn how to intervene and support those struggling with thinking, mood and behavior challenges, and to educate other community members as well to how they can also provide support.
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Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Most of our courses do not count toward a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. While credit earned for our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree it is ultimately the decision of the institution you plan to transfer the credit to. It is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student to confirm the transferability with the other institution
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