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Only Connect: Friendship, Suffering, and Character is a Course

Only Connect: Friendship, Suffering, and Character

Starts Feb 24, 2022

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Full course description

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 7:30-9:00PM (EST)-- Fully Online Lecture

Eligible for 1.5 CEs for LMHCs, Psychologists, and Social Workers

Cost:

This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES16 to register at no cost.

This event is $25 for practitioners seeking CEs for this lecture. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time. 

Description:

We live in a time of ‘lost connections’ in a variety of ways, including the isolation from mental health challenges as well as a distorted focus on individualism. A renewed attention to character and the centrality of friendship can offer connections that help us live well and cope with the inevitabilities of suffering in human life. This Psychological Humanities and Ethics lecture will address the interconnections of psychology, philosophy, and theology, in order to recover themes of character and friendship important to human flourishing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and diagnose trends in our culture that are contributing to fractured relationships and a fraying social fabric
  2. Discuss the interconnections of fields and practices that are often kept separate (e.g., psychology, philosophy, theology)
  3. Analyze the themes (e.g., character, friendship) that are important to human flourishing

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022.  This lecture is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 7:30-9:00PM (EST). 

CE Sponsorship: 

University Counseling Services of Boston College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. As a co-sponsor of this program, University Counseling Services of Boston College maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units from University Counseling Services of Boston College. 

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units. These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I).

The Boston College School of Social Work is providing CEUs for Licensed Social Workers. This program has been approved for 1.5 CEU Social Work Continuing Education hour for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College School of Social Work Authorization Number A002.22.

Participants must attend the lecture in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive CEs.

This lecture does not offer CEs for social workers or other clinicians not listed above. 

Fees & Policies:

This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.  

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes February 24th at 7:30pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture. 

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Presenter:


L. Gregory Jones is President of Belmont University and educated at the University of Denver (B.A. and M.P.A.) and Duke University (M.Div. and Ph.D.). He holds honorary doctorates from Lycoming College and North Carolina Wesleyan University. Greg previously served as Dean of Duke Divinity School (1997-2010 and 2018-2021). Between 2010 and 2018, Greg served in a variety of roles, including Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs at Duke University, and also as Provost and Executive Vice President of Baylor University. He has also served in strategic advisory roles with several foundations. He is the author or editor of 19 books, and authored more than 200 essays/articles.