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Course Description

Discover How You Can Provide Impactful Mental Health Ministry to Your Community

This course was designed to provide 1) basic mental health literacy, 2) a rationale for Catholic Mental Health Ministry and 3) the elements of Catholic Mental Health Ministry. Guidelines for implementing mental health ministry in a parish or school will be explored.

Learner Outcomes

  • Develop basic mental health literacy as an understanding of common mental health problems, how to reduce stigma associated with mental illness and how to make appropriate referrals for mental health services
  • Differentiate mental health treatment from mental health ministry
  • Discover organizations that provide educational resources and other supports to mental health ministry
  • Learn about specific liturgical resources for mental health ministry
  • Explore specific technologies that support the implementation of mental health ministry
  • Develop a plan for implementing a mental health ministry in their faith community

Course Details

Number of Units:  1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for Catholic lay ministers, religious, priests, deacons, and school administrators interested in implementing mental health ministries in their parishes or schools.

Course Materials:  Text, Catholic Mental Health Ministry by Wendell Callahan, Liberty Hebron and Alissa Willmerdinger, available at the USD Bookstore website.

Technical Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Due to regulations from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of San Diego is unable to enroll students in its online programs who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. This restriction does not apply to applicants interested in a campus-based program.

Prerequisites

None

Testimonials

"Thank you for the offering and leadership in Mental Health ministry." -- Fr. Tim Bushy, Providence St. Joseph Health, California
"Very enlightening; lots of useful information for improving and strengthening our Mental Health Ministry." -- Rebecca Wills

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Type
Online Fixed-Date
Dates
Mar 08, 2022 to Apr 25, 2022
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU Course Fee credit (1 units) $150.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

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