Recent Workshops

Our workshops for professionals and students are approved for continuing education credits (CECs) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for social workers (LCSW/LSW),  professional / clinical counselors (LCPC/LPC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and Family and clinical psychologists.

To register online with a credit card, go to the workshop page listed below, fill out the form and click “Buy Now.” You will be directed to Paypal, a securely hosted site, to process your payment (Paypal account not required). To register by mail or fax, go to the workshop page listed below, print out the brochure and mail completed registration form to 20 N Wacker Drive: Suite 1442, Chicago, IL 60606, OR fax to 312-372-4732. Once we receive your payment, we will send an e-mail confirming your registration, the workshop location, and schedule for the day.

Integrating Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Froma Walsh, PhD

November 15th, 2019 – Full Day Workshop
(6 CECs)

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Spiritual beliefs and practices have profound influence in times of crisis, trauma, or loss and with chronic multi-stress conditions. Yet clinicians are often unsure how to approach religious/spiritual matters in practice. Viewing spirituality as a vital dimension of human experience, Dr. Walsh will apply a systemic framework and multi-faith perspectives to integrate spirituality in our work with individuals, couples and families. Practice principles, guidelines, and case examples will be offered: 1) to explore spiritual distress—faith-based or existential–that contributes to suffering or blocks positive growth; and 2) to identify and draw on spiritual resources for healing and resilience—both religious and non-religious–fitting clients’ values and preferences. We’ll discuss: ethical, moral, and therapeutic challenges; therapists’ own spiritual pathways; and ways to find spiritual nourishment to counter compassion fatigue in our work and thrive in our lives.

Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD is Co-Founder & Co-Director, Chicago Center for Family Health and the Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Walsh is a leading expert internationally on family resilience; trauma and complicated bereavement, and multi-stress family challenges. Her collaborative, systemic practice approach integrates socio-cultural and multi-faith spiritual perspectives. Dr. Walsh, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, is Past President, American Family Therapy Academy; past editor, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy; AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has recieved numerous awards for her distinguished contributions to the clinical field. With 120+ articles, her books, translated in several languages, include: Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy (2e); Strengthening Family Resilience, (3ed. 2016); Normal Family Processes: Diversity and Complexity, (4e 2016); and Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family, (2e). She received a B.A. (Honors, Psychology), University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Smith College; and PhD. in Human Development & Behavioral Sciences, University of Chicago; and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. An inspiring presenter, she is a frequent speaker, clinical trainer, and consultant internationally.


One South Wacker, Chicago Loop – North Wacker Conference room

Workshop Schedule (6 CECs)                

8:30 – 9:00am             Registration

9:00am – 12:15pm      Morning Session

12:15 – 1:15pm           Lunch

1:15 – 4:00                   Afternoon Session


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