14th International IONS Conference

W1 Skills for Engaging the Spiritual Dimension in Psychotherapy and Healthcare Settings (CE units available)—David Lukoff, PhD; Richard Miller, PhD; Lee Lipsenthal, MD; Shelley Scammell, PsyD; and Cassandra Vieten, PhD

This workshop is being conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. CE credit is available for RNs, LCSWs and MFTs from the Institute of Noetic Sciences. CEs for psychologists are provided for this event by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For more info, contact Charlene Farrell at cfarrell@noetic.org.

For most people, spirituality is a fundamental part of the human experience. However, few psychotherapy or healthcare programs include advanced training in how to integrate the spiritual domain into their work. This workshop focuses on concepts, attitudes, and skills that together make up spiritual competencies: taking a spiritual history, understanding the role of spiritual practices in health and wellbeing, differentiating spiritual issues from physical and psychological symptoms, and working with spiritual or religious problems. In this workshop, you will learn what these competencies are, how you can apply them in your setting, and specific ways to appropriately engage the spiritual dimension in your work.

David Lukoff

David Lukoff, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a licensed psychologist in California. He is the author of 80 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health, and co-author of the DSM-IV category, “Religious or Spiritual Problem.”


Richard Miller

Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and contemporary spiritual teacher in the tradition of Nondual Yoga, founder and executive director of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, a board member of the Baumann Institute, and author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga.


Lee Lipsenthal

Lee Lipsenthal, MD, is the Founder & CEO of Finding Balance in a Medical Life. Dr. Lipsenthal has created and delivered programs for practicing physicians, medical students, and resident in practice, community settings, hospitals, and medicals. He is also the Medical Advisor for HeartMath, LLC. He is a member of the Physician Wellness Committee of the AMA and a Consultant. He has been the Medical Director for Lifestyle Advantage, The Preventive Medicine Research Institute, the Benjamin Franklin Clinic, Medical College of Pennsylvania, as well as a Research Associate for the NIH and Howard University College of Medicine. He has received numerous awards in the academic and medical field and holds many editorial board positions and is published in many medical publications throughout the world.


Shelley Scammell

Shelley Scammell, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin. She has been an adjunct professor of psychology at the American College for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sonoma State University, and California Institute of Integral Studies. She is co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, and has published articles on transformation for those with fibromyalgia.


Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, director of research at IONS, co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, co-author of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2008), and author of Mindful Motherhood (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2009).


See more:     Wenesday Pre-Conference Institutes  |  David Lukoff  |  Richard Miller  |  Lee Lipsenthal  |  Ron Pilato  |  Shelley Scammell  |  Cassandra Vieten


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