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Digital Seminar

Integrating Your Client's Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Heidi Schreiber-Pan, PhD, LCPC. NCC
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Mar 31, 2017
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  • Learn multidisciplinary interventions to treat the whole person
  • Safely integrate spiritual principles into psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness practice as a tool for spiritual growth
  • Discover how stories and metaphors can increase insight and lead to transformation
  • Experience spiritual practices and tools in psychotherapy

How often do you encounter a client who brings up issues of a religious/spiritual nature or who wishes to integrate their faith into therapy? Do you wish you had a better clinical foundation in spiritually integrative psychotherapy or a more comprehensive mindfulness tool box for your clients?

Throughout this workshop, Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC will help you incorporate elements of these modalities to form a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapeutic strategies and effective interventions. Experience how the successful integration of spirituality can enhance clinical rapport and give clients the sense of feeling understood.

Additionally, you will learn how to use metaphors, stories or folktales as a way to shift perspectives and develop an understanding of spiritual concepts such as Zen teachings.

You will leave with competence in spiritual/religious assessment, improved ability to use spiritually-oriented treatment approaches, and the skill to add mindfulness techniques into traditional forms of therapy.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Heidi Schreiber-Pan, PhD, LCPC, NCC, is a successful psychotherapist, author, clinical director and sought-after nationwide speaker on topics of resilience, anxiety, neuroscience, and occupational burnout. As an affiliate and former faculty member of Loyola University, Maryland, her past research has focused on resiliency and psychological well-being, including nature-based mental health.

Dr. Schreiber-Pan has worked with various organizations, schools and corporations to reduce stress on a communal level and to increase structural well-being through training in positive psychology as well as emotional intelligence coaching.

She has developed unique continuing education courses that combine established clinical methods such as CBT with innovative treatment approached including nature-based psychotherapy and neuro-counseling. She is the author of Taming the Anxious Mind: A Guidebook to Relieve Stress and Anxiety.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Schreiber-Pan receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).


  1. Describe essential components of spiritually integrative psychotherapy.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach mindfulness exercises and practices.
  3. Describe how to integrate spiritual principles into psychotherapy.
  4. Review religious and spiritual assessment techniques.
  5. Summarize the therapeutic application of stories and metaphors.
  6. Discover competencies needed to safely integrate spiritual practices into therapy.
  7. Identify 10 spiritual interventions used by contemporary psychotherapists.


Competencies When Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

  • A rational for spirituality in the practice of counseling
  • Therapist self-awareness of spirituality
  • Treatments that incorporate client’s spirituality
  • Case studies of spiritual issues in therapy
  • Implicit and explicit approaches to spiritual integration

Integration of Spiritual Principles into Counseling

  • Clinical assessment of client’s spirituality
  • Spirituality’s effect on the therapeutic alliance
  • Ethical guidelines

Spiritual Intervention

  • Ten tools for your therapeutic tool box
  1. Meaning and purpose: Value card sort
  2. Spiritual meditation & prayer
  3. Spiritual journal writing
  4. Sacred texts & writings
  5. Spiritual imagery
  6. Forgiveness & letting go
  7. God image
  8. Spiritual transcendence in nature
  9. Spiritual metaphors and stories
  10. Learning from spiritual models

Essential Components of Spirituality and Mindfulness Integration

  • Convergence of neuroscience and mindfulness
  • "Decentering" as a way of disengaging from self-criticism, rumination, and negative thinking patterns
  • The healing power of awareness: Seeing thoughts as creations of the mind
  • Reconnecting & befriending feelings

Mindfulness Practice as a Tool for Spiritual Growth

  • Cultivating mindfulness: Mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful breathing
  • Stories & metaphors as a gateway to experiencing mindfulness
  • Here and now – grounding in the sacred moment
  • Encountering self-compassion & loving-kindness
  • Shifting perspectives through gratitude practice

Case Example/Experiential

  • Practical application of both mindfulness and spirituality: A case example

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

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