Psycho-spiritual Care in Healthcare and Therapeutic Contexts

Thursday 22nd March 2018 - 9:30am —5:30pm

Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QB Metanoia

Members (incl OHFT staff): £90 per day (Early Bird Discount: £70 per day)

Non-Members:                         £110 per day (Early Bird Discount: £90 per day


Contact: Cathy Simeon at CPD@metanoia.ac.uk

Open to all health and social care professionals who are seeking to develop their skills in psychologically informed spiritual care. 

Qualitative research amongst mental healthcare and end of life care service users has produced significant evidence that spirituality in the form of psychologically informed spiritual care can be a source of support, inspiration, hope and recovery. The research evidence suggests that whilst there is a developing interest in the UK and elsewhere in incorporating spiritual understandings within healthcare and in counselling and psychotherapy contexts, in reality there is a gap between theory and practice.


To develop an effective, holistic and inclusive approach to care within predominantly medical health care models, practitioners across health care disciplines must work collaboratively to understand the complex, significant relationships between their patients' and clients medical, therapeutic and spiritual requirements.


This workshop bridges the gap between care disciplines to present a vision of wellbeing enriched by a synthesis of psychological and spiritual approaches. This workshop uses the concept of Radical Presence as an approach to psychospiritual care to consider:

  • Spirituality, faith and health;

  • The context of spiritual care: Historical and contemporary understandings;

  • Understandings of psycho-spiritual care in healthcare and therapeutic contexts;

  • Therapeutic approaches and psycho-spiritual care;

  • ‘Radical Presence’;

  • Research in psycho-spiritual care.


September 2018 TBC