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Welcoming the Stranger - Migration Experiences, Practical Theology, and Psychology of Community is a Course

Welcoming the Stranger - Migration Experiences, Practical Theology, and Psychology of Community

Starts Mar 11, 2021

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Full course description

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 7-8pm (EST)-- Fully Online Lecture

Eligible for 1 CE for LMHCs, Psychologists, and Social Workers

Cost:

This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES10 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:

Millions of women and men of all ages in our world and within our own society are on the move, literally. Most are religious beings searching for meaning and new beginnings; many flee adversity and lack of opportunity. Part of our psychological experiences deals with the motivations, meanings, interpretations, and perceptions bound up in these integral spiritual-related dimensions. Our neighbors challenge our taken-for-granted understandings of self, community, world, and the divine. As they settle into new societies and new spaces, everyone is confronted with the experience of welcoming one another – or not.

In this Psychological Humanities and Ethics dialogue, Hosffman Ospino focuses on key religious dimensions associated with migrant experiences through the lens of “Practical Theology” and psychological experiences associated therein. Weaving in cultural elements and expanding the bio-psychosocial models towards the spiritual, we will discuss how religious practices, rituals, and expectations often define perspectives among migrants and receiving communities. Ultimately, we will explore the need for religion to play a healthy role in the development of public discourse in societies constantly shaped and reshaped by immigrants and migrant experiences, as we hope to better welcome the stranger.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to: 

  1. Discuss the centrality of religious dimensions associated with the migrant experience.
  2. Define religious practices, rituals, and expectations that define interactions among migrant groups and receiving communities. 
  3. Compare ways in which healthy understandings of religion can shape constructive public discourse about migrants and migrant experiences.

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Thursday, March 11, 2021.  This lecture is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (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 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 CE unit. 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 1.0 CEU Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College School of Social Work Authorization Number A006.21.

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 March 11th at 5pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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

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