While significant research exists demonstrating the benefit of spirituality in mental health treatment and the value placed on spirituality by mental health consumers, many services, supports, and treatment environments lack any meaningful inclusion of spirituality. The exclusion may be due to historical roots dating back to Freud’s writings framing religion/spirituality as a sign of neurosis or due to a lack of understanding about the complex ways people connect with spirituality within contemporary society and mental health contexts.
This webinar will discuss the benefits of spirituality in mental health recovery. It will also provide learners with strategies and skills to discuss spirituality with mental health consumers. A spiritual health framework tool will be discussed to support implementation of the learning in the professional environment.