Spirituality in Clinical Practice On-Demand Continuing Education Course for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists


On-Demand: Spirituality in Clinical Practice: An Undervalued Aspect of Cultural Competency - 4 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 4 Core (please see below for details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing, and this is required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $109 (provides LIFETIME access!)
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  • Presented by: Trevor Ahrendt, Psy.D. (see bio below)
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Describe reasons why spirituality is an undervalued aspect of cultural competency in the field of clinical psychology.
  • List 4 reasons why patients may be underserved regarding their spirituality.
  • List both the protective aspects of spirituality and religion and the ways it can harm patients.
  • Analyze how a patient’s spiritual beliefs fit into the framework of a Control-Mastery Theory (CMT) plan formulation.

Workshop Description:

Spirituality and religion are critical aspects of human diversity and are usually underserved and unacknowledged by therapy. This course aims to prepare therapists to incorporate patient’s spiritual and religious affiliations into treatment to improve outcomes, bolster therapeutic rapport, and prepare therapists to challenge and explore harmful aspects of spirituality. The course will approach these challenges through a Control-Mastery lens, an empirically supported theory focused on personalizing therapeutic treatment to maximize its success. The class will include both a lecture and case examples.

Presented by: Trevor Ahrendt, Psy.D.

Trevor M. Ahrendt, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in San Francisco where he sees adults, couples, runs group therapy, and provides Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. He received his doctorate from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He serves on the board of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and previously served on the board of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Ahrendt has provided trainings to organizations and clinicians on addiction, the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness in therapy, and he particularly loves to teach about Control Mastery Theory. He’s provided trainings in varied settings and is a motivational speaker on issues related to personal growth and the importance of leading an examined life.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Excellent workshop - animated, knowledgeable, and warm presenter." - PJR, LPC
  • "Very knowledgeable and open. I think it made me more aware of my own implicit biases and heightened my understanding of the value of exploring the role of religion and spirituality . . . in patients' lives." - SB, Psychologist
  • "I loved this training. I loved the self-disclosure to kick off the training, and I just love both his energy and his approach to treatment!" - CT, LCSW
  • "Trevor presented a highly researched, well-organized, and clear understanding of the importance of religion/spirituality for clients. I appreciate the focus on openness, awareness of therapist bias, attention to client context, and attunement to the client's conscious and unconscious goals." - KB, LPC
  • "He knew the subject matter and presented it in a very engaging manner that held my interest. . . It was very well done." - LF, MFT

4 "Asynchronous" Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 4 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64967619.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 4 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #021724. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 4 Core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #041-2024. through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT). If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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