Special Operations Chaplaincy Crisis Care and Counseling
This virtual course is aimed at the advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care. The Distance Learning component, four weeks in duration, is conducted asynchronously with 4 modules that introduces students to the course content. Then a virtual component of 40 hours is conducted synchronously over a five-day period using the ZoomGov and TEAMS platforms [also in hybrid/resident format when travel is permitted]. Students will complete a research paper on a topic coordinated with the instructor. This course challenges students to develop a framework that will enhance their ability to respond to a variety of SOF peculiar situations and issues encountered by U.S. Special Operations Command service members and their families with special emphasis on prevention, intervention, treatment, & post-intervention. The course expands on the theology of suffering, the crisis trauma continuum, and integrated religious crisis treatments for special operations warriors’ issues. *Note: Students MUST provide BOTH a personal email address AND either a .gov or .mil email address in order to be registered for the course.
The course is designed for primarily for SOF Chaplains & SOF RST SEL as well as POTFF team members assigned within USSOCOM enterprise and desiring an advanced development and implementation joint SOF-specific the psycho/social, theological, and existential issues of crisis and care.
Virtual webinar/meeting platform, Weblinks, and course materials will be provided as necessary. Students must have internet access, commercial computer/laptop/device to access course materials and the virtual webinar/meeting platform.