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-  Sanative Pastoral Education Program is following the Objectives and outcomes required by ACPE Accredited Programs by providing 400 didactic hours (100 hours/unit.) 

-  Students who desire to pursue the sanative pastoral education (equivalent to CPE) must serve 300 on-call hours per unit in the Hakima Clinic. That comes down to serving one day per week.

-  Students who desire the General pastoral Education Track do not have to do the extra volunteering hours in the Hakima-Clinic.

 

- The Two Programs consist of two Levels designed for providing a theological foundation and developing Hakim's self-reflection, formation, and competency. 

 

Level I focuses on refining chaplain-formation, reflections, and developing basic skills:

        Unit 1: Refining our Awareness  

        Unit 2: Refining our Characters 

Level II focuses on advancing chaplain formation, reflections, and competencies:

        Unit 3: Refining our self-expressions

        Unit 4: Refining our Actions

General Course Outlines

-  Introduction to Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy

-  Spiritual & Professional Development of the Chaplain

-  Theories in Human Development and Personality

-  Spiritual Care for multi-cultural communities

-  Professional Ethics for Chaplaincy

-  Methodologies of Spiritual Assessment

-  Understanding Grief and Dying

-  Crisis Intervention

-  Conflict Resolution

-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Healing Process

-  Psychology of Sufism

-  Philosophy of Mysticism in Spiritual Care

-  Sexuality and Spiritual Health

-  Spiritual Care for Sexual Trauma 

-  Providing Spiritual Care for LGBTQ

-  Qur’anic Hermeneutics

-  Hadith Sciences

-  Principals of Jurisprudence

-  Fiqh for minorities

-  Practical Application of Fiqah in Chaplaincy

-  Sacred Art in spiritual care

Course Requirements

-   If you desire to be certificated in CPE (clinical pastoral education) you will be required to serve one day per week as an on-call chaplain for the Hakima Clinic, and submit extra verbatim for supervising purposes. You should have, or plan to earn, a Master's degree in Divinity or a related major such as psychology or philosophy in order to meet the requirement of hiring places.

-   If you do not desire to be certified in CPE you will not be required to serve in the Hakima Clinic, and you can still be certified as a general chaplain but you should be aware that most hospitals and hospices may require a CPE certificate. You should have, or plan to earn, a Master's degree in Divinity or a related major such as psychology or philosophy in order to meet the requirement of many hiring places.

- If you desire to enroll just for personal growth, you are not required to serve in the Hakima Clinic and you do not have to have a Master's degree. 

  

Required Books:

  • Students have to purchase the required books for each unit.

 

Signature and adherent to Universal Chaplaincy Code of Ethics:

Attendance:

  • This class is highly interactive. Therefore, every student is expressed to attend all classes to get the full benefits of class discussions and didactics. In case you may have to be absent from class, you will have to watch the recorded video as soon as you can and catch up with any missing assignments.

 

Assignments:

  • This class is meant to help you become more self-aware and to learn how to facilitate a way for others to become self-aware. Therefore, we emphasize doing all the assignments on time to really get the full benefit of the class.

Participation and interpersonal relations:

  • Every student is expected to fully participate in sharing thoughts, feelings, critique, and reading reflections in class discussions.

 

Real-Life Scenarios:

  • How to respond as a Hakim/Hakimah in different scenarios (acting exercises)

 

Verbatims:

  • Every student is required to submit two verbatims (case studies)

 

Prerequisite Assignment:

  • Every student is required to do the prerequisite assignment before his/her unit starts.

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Unit1 Outline 

I. Refining Self-Awareness

  • Getting to know one another: Sharing our lives’ stories:

    • Understanding what formed our personalities and made us who we are today.

    • Know your teachers: Amany & Rifqa will share their lives’ stories.

  • Introduction:

  • The difference of the Ḥakīma’s work from psychologists, counselors, social workers, and life coaches.

  • The difference between a regular conversation and a conversation with a Ḥakīma.

  • Methodologies of spiritual assessment.

Understanding our feelings: (based on the vocabularies in the Holy Qur’an for feelings):

  • The Seven Levels of Anger: causes, purpose, and cures.

  • The Seven Levels of Desires: causes, purpose, and cures.

  • The Seven Levels of Fear: causes, purpose, and cures.

  • The Seven Levels of Sadness: causes, purpose, and cures.

  • The Seven Levels of Joy:  causes, purpose, and cures.

  • The Spiritual Purpose of Relationships:

  • The Epistemic tools of Acquiring Knowledge:

  • Senses

  • Feelings

  • Rationality

  • Imagination

  • Intuition

  • Sharing Midterm Self-Evaluation in class: Every student must submit a midterm self-evaluation report, and answer by answering questions to show their Hakim role formation, competency, and personal reflections on their participation in class with clients, peers, and supervisors. 

  • The role of analogies in self-reflection and in raising self-awareness

  • Grief and Loss: Understanding and intervention

  • Crisis: Understanding & Intervention

  • Death & Dying

  • Facilitating end-of-life reflections.

  • Providing spiritual care for those who are afraid of death.

  • Helping in explaining Advanced Directives and life will.

  • Understanding Groups Dynamics​

  • Final Reflections - Sharing End of Unit Self-Evaluation: Every student must submit an end unit self-evaluation report, and answer by answering questions to show their Hakim role formation, competency, and personal reflections on their participation in class with clients, peers, and supervisors. 

Unit 2 Outline

II. Refining Our Characters

 

  • Understanding the spiritual purpose and the meaning of sexuality

  • Providing spiritual care for the sexually assaulted, abused, and harassed

  • Providing spiritual care for LGBTQ

  • Providing Spiritual Care for pornography addicts

  • Providing Spiritual Care for Parents/Guardians

Character Building: Understanding Virtues & Ethical Theories

1- Revenge - Mitigating harm - Subservience

2- Diffidence – Modesty - Conceit

3- Extravagance – Generosity – Miserliness

4- Arrogance – Dignity – Worthlessness

5- Indulgence – Restrain – Deprivation

6- Recklessness – Courage – Cowardliness

7- Wastefulness – Frugality – Parsimony

8- Circumespection – Cautiousness – injudiciousness

9- Speculation – Intuition - Overthinking

10- Backbiting – Consulting – Helplessness

11- Impulsiveness - Patience – Passivity

12- Bribing – Gifting – Unappreciation

13- Compliance – Pardoning – Cynicism

14- Carelessness – Caring – Intruding

15- Indecisiveness - Confidence – Presumptuousness

16- Wishful Thinking - Hope – Despair

17- Boastfulness – Speaking of one’s blessings - Disparaging

18- Gloominess - Cheerfulness – Facetiousness

19- Envy – Aspiration – Apathy

20- Agony – Sadness – Indifference

21- Dictatorship - Leadership – Subordination

22- Love with Allah - Love in Allah – Hate

23- Dependency – Trusting – Independency

24- Rudeness - Politeness – Timidity

25- Scolding – Advising – Ignoring

26- Rushing – Initiating – Procrastinating

27- Flattering – Thankfulness – Ungratefulness

28- Lust – Desire - Celibacy

29- Greed – Enterprising – Inactiveness

30- Bias – Fairness - Unconcern

  • Sharing Midterm Self-Evaluation in class: Every student must submit a midterm self-evaluation report, and answer by answering questions to show their Hakim role formation, competency, and personal reflections on their participation in class with clients, peers, and supervisors. 

  • Final Reflections - Sharing End of Unit Self-Evaluation: Every student must submit end unit self-evaluation report, and answer by answering questions to show their Hakim role formation, competency, and personal reflections on their participation in class with clients, peers, and supervisors. 

Unit 3 Outline

III. Refining Our Expressions

 

Art as a Tool for Spiritual Care & Enlightenment

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The Art of Living: Witnessing The Beautiful Names of Allah

 

  • Reflections on The Beautiful Names & Qualities of Allah and their empowerment of the human beings' qualities.

  • Sacred Geometry & Mandalas as Meditative and Emotional Healing Tool

  • Islamic Art and Spirituality.

  • Colors and Their Spiritual Meanings, and emotional healing qualities.

  • Poetry as Spiritual Meditation and its Emotional healing Quality.

  • Poetry in Palliative Care

  • Islam and Music in Spiritual Healing ”

  • Vocal Music Therapy for Chronic Pain

  • Therapeutic Storytelling 

  • The World of Imagination and the Concept of Space.

  • The Significance of the Void in Islamic Art & its Thurabetic Effect.​

  • The Art of Rising Above Trivialities

  • Midterm Self-Evaluation.

  • Symbols and Signs in Islamic Architecture 

  • Substance and Sustenance in Space

  • The Spiritual Message of Islamic Calligraphy.

  • Calligraphy and meditation for stress reduction.

  • Painting and its therapeutic and meditative effects.

  • Art role in self-care. ​

  • Sufi Dance & Body Movements Spiritual Meditative and healing effect.​

  • Acting and Role Playing and its Spiritual Healing and Meditative effect.

  • Final Reflections - Sharing End of Unit Self-Evaluation: Every student must submit an end unit self-evaluation report, and answer by answering questions to show their Hakim role formation, competency, and personal reflections on their participation in class with clients, peers, and supervisors. 

Unit 4 Outline

IV. Refining Our Actions

  1. Sirah: The Ocean of Mercy Book, Prophet Muhammad's life as an example for hakims

  2. Introduction to The Sciences (`ulum) of the Qur’an.

  3. Introduction to the Science (`ilm) hadith

  4. Ahadith on ethics & Interactions.

  5. The Hidden Spiritual Meanings & Purpose of the Five Pillars of Islam

  6. The Science of Tafsir (Qur'an Hermeneutics) 

  7. The Principals of Fiqh (‘usul al-fiqh) & the purposes of the Shari`ah (Maqasid ash-shari`ah) 

  8. The methodologies of Fiqh 

  9. Fiqh al-Aqaliyyat (Minorities) & Fiqh al-Waqi` (Situational Fiqh) 

Program Outcomes

Hakim-Formation:

309.1 to develop students’ awareness of themselves as ministers/hakims and of the ways, their ministry affects individuals.

309.2 to develop students' awareness of how their attitudes, values, assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses affect their ministry care.

309.3 to develop students’ ability to engage and apply the support, confrontation, and clarification of the peer group for the integration of personal attributes and Hakima functioning.  

 

Hakim-Competence:

 

309.4 to develop students’ awareness and understanding of how persons, social conditions, systems, and structures affect their lives and the lives of others and how to address effectively these issues through their ministry.

309.5 to develop students’ skills in providing intensive and extensive spiritual care and counseling to individuals.

309.6 to develop students' ability to make effective use of their religious/spiritual heritage, theological understanding, and knowledge of the behavioral sciences and applied clinical ethics in their spiritual care of persons and groups.


309.7 to teach students the Hakima role in professional relationships and how to work effectively as a spiritual care provider, and a member of a multidisciplinary team.

309.8 to develop students’ capacity to use one’s theological, philosophical, and spiritual perspectives in ministering, teaching, engaging in interfaith dialogues, providing spiritual care, and spiritually counseling leaders, and managers.

 

Hakim-Reflection:

 

309.9 to develop students’ understanding and ability to apply the scientific method of learning.

309.10 to develop students' abilities to use both individual and group supervision for personal and professional growth, including the capacity to evaluate one’s ministry.

Program Certificates

Students will receive a certificate of completion for each unit they finish 

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