May 4 - June 14, 2015 * at your computer
In this six-week online seminar, we will examine the relationship between psychology, spiritual practice, and the current state of mental-health treatment practices. Participants will read an overview of current psychological theories, descriptions of the most commonly identified mental illnesses, and writing on those disruptive experiences termed "spiritual emergencies." We will discuss ways to support those in our communities whom we suspect are undergoing mental health crises, including how to advocate for effective and culturally respectful treatment of Pagans and polytheists by mental health professionals.
This will not be a therapeutic group. Those who complete this course will not be qualified to diagnose or treat mental illness, but will be better informed and able to recognize when personal or spiritual experience might be veering into pathology.
Cost is sliding scale $90-180 with some scholarships available.
Those who pay at the top of the scale help those who need scholarships.
Class size is limited to 25 people.
We will use Moodle for weekly online homework and discussions.
We will use Zoom for three pre-scheduled video chat sessions.
With the exception of these optional chats, class is in session whenever you have time set aside to show up. As these seminars are intensives, we recommend scheduling the time on your calendar in advance.
To register, or for more information, please write to solarcrosstemple AT gmail.com .