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CE Program: Working with Harmful Spirituality and Religion

  • February 24, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 142


  • PLEASE NOTE: Student registrants will not receive CEs for this program. Please log-in to obtain student pricing.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Student registrants will not receive CEs for this program.

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Working with Harmful Spirituality and Religion

February 24, 2023 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Tere Tyner Canzoneri

Target Audience: Clinical social workers and graduate students

Content level: Intermediate (assumes understanding of psychotherapeutic process, no advanced knowledge of the webinar topic is needed)

CE credits: 3 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

The word psychotherapy means “care of the soul” (from the Greek psyche + therapeia). While the history of psychotherapy includes theorists and practitioners with a bias against spirituality and religion, there have always been those who found effective ways to include spiritual wisdom in psychotherapeutic work. In recent years, there has been an outpouring of research and instruction in spiritually integrated psychotherapy, and empirical evidence demonstrating the therapeutic efficacy of attending to clients’ spiritual beliefs and practices.

This workshop is one module of the 30 hour Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy curriculum presented by ACPE: the Standard for Spiritual Care and Education ( This presentation focuses on (1) What harmful spirituality and religion look like, (2) how spirituality and religion become harmful, and (3) how to engage harmful spirituality and religion. The Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Training Program is a multi-disciplinary, inter-spiritual, multi-racial community of persons gathered for education, connection, and formation in the work of spiritually integrated psychotherapy. It serves licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals (i.e., counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, and more), as well as graduate students in any of those disciplines, who seek to explore the ways spirituality, religion, and the search for meaning influence their own lives and the lives of their clients.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the benefits of integrating spirituality and religion into psychotherapy.
  2. Identify elements of harmful spirituality or religion.
  3. Discuss how spirituality and religion become harmful.
  4. Discuss strategies for countering the impact of harmful spirituality or religion.

    About the instructor:

    Tere Tyner Canzoneri has been a psychotherapist in metro Atlanta for over 30 years. Originally trained in psychodynamic and systems theories, she has kept up with innovations in various treatments as well as research about trauma and the impact of neurobiology on mental and emotional well-being. When appropriate, she draws on insights from mindfulness, internal family systems, imago therapy, and bilateral stimulation.

    Ms. Canzoneri's formal education includes an undergraduate degree in human services and social philosophy from Mercer University, an M.Div. from Emory’s Candler School of Theology, an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and a residency in pastoral counseling from Georgia Baptist Medical Center. She was Director of Pastoral Counseling Training at Georgia Baptist and later was part of the training faculty of the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care.

    In 2003, she joined the staff of the Emmanuel Center for Pastoral Counseling of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, in Atlanta, GA, where she provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families; clergy consultation; spiritual direction; and supervision to pastoral counselors and clinical social workers. In addition, for seven years she managed a wellness program for an international religious organization. She was ordained in 1988 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, GA. She was a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and held many positions within AAPC including chairing both the SE and the Association certification committees, chairing the SE region, and being the final president of AAPC as it consolidated with ACPE.

    She is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy trainer with ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. 

    Fee & Registration:

    Cost is $69 for CSWA members and $89 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today. Cost is $9.99 for CSWA student members and $34.99 for non-member students. STUDENT REGISTRANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CEs FOR THIS COURSE. Registrations will be accepted until the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

    This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

    To earn 3 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted.

    System Requirements to Participate

    On a PC:
    Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

    On a Mac:
    Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

    Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

    On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
    Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

    CE Provider Information

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 08/27/20-08/27/23. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    PO Box 105
    Granville, Ohio  43023

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