Online Healthy Boundaries 101 - Fundamentals (May 2017)
Our online Healthy Boundaries 101 for Ministry, led by Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, begins on May 1. This is an intensive course that allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. This course will equip clergy and spiritual teachers to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships.
May 01, 2017 12:00 AM
Jun 02, 2017 12:00 AM
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis
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Our online Healthy Boundaries 101 for Ministry, led by Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, begins on May 1. This is an intensive course that allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way.
Description: This course will equip clergy and spiritual teachers to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships.
Weekly feedback between the instructor and students, along with online discussions with fellow classmates, provide each student with an interactive and enriching learning environment.
Through the forum topic discussion, weekly assignments, video curriculum and lectures, you will gain and share knowledge and resources needed to understand the fundamentals and best practices around healthy and appropriate boundaries in spiritual teacher/student relationship; the impact of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries in promoting effective teaching; and guidelines for developing appropriate boundaries and necessary self-care strategies.
Required Curriculum (included):
- Healthy Boundaries 101 - Fundamentals Course Workbook by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
As a result of this course, participants will:
- Establish an informed and ethical foundation for an understanding of healthy boundaries
- Understand the importance of an awareness of power and vulnerability within teaching relationships
- Examine dating, friendships and dual relationships and the challenges therein
- Examine transference and touch boundaries in teaching relationships
- Consider the importance of self-care and peer support as preventive measures
Participants who complete the course satisfactorily will receive a certificate of course completion.
Who Should Participate? This course is recommended for:
- Pastor or Associate Pastor
- Pastoral Counselor
- Faith or Spiritual Leader
- Child/Youth Pastor, Teacher, or Leader
- Denominational or Judicatory Leader who oversees pastors
Course Structure: The course consists of an initial live session during Week I and then five consecutive weeks of sessions that can be viewed on-demand self-paced, and a final writing assignment:
Week I: Live session introduction; Power, Vulnerability, and Healthy Boundaries
Week II: Dating, Friendships and Dual Relationships
Week III: Transference and Touch Boundaries
Week IV: Emerging Issues in Maintaining Healthy Boundaries; Personal Needs and Self Care
Week V: Final Assignment
Fees and Registration: $349.00
To register, click on the Registration button on the right. You can select to pay by check or credit card.
Training Materials Included: The required course book will be mailed to you upon receipt of course registration fee.
If you have questions, please call 206-634-1903 or email training @ faithtrustinstitute.org.