Program News & Events
Online Course Offering
Instructor: Kal Kaplan, Ph.D.
The next 12-week offering of our online course is scheduled to begin on February 10, 2014. The course will be presented through the efforts of faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. The course is designed to teach clinicians and clergy how to de-situate biblical narratives from their theological context and use them for counseling. Please contact Dr. Kaplan at "firstname.lastname@example.org" for additional information.
Date: September 12, 2013
Sponsored by the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Title: Overcoming the Tragic: A Positive Approach to Mental Health
Speaker: Kal Kaplan, Ph.D.
This webinar is premised on the idea that pastoral/rabbinic approaches to psychotherapy can be enhanced by employing Biblical narratives and thinking in a psychotherapeutic way to promote life rather than simply to prevent suicide. This represents a positive way to promote an individual’s capacity to activate and mobilize innate, perhaps even divinely-endowed, domains of resiliency to overcoming major life challenges. The approach has been developed in response to the implicit and even explicit Greek bias in mental health that has led to a limited and narrow view of psychological health.