Oates Institute

Professional Track

Current seminars:

August 2017

These seminars are currently running:

Spirituality and Fiction: The Spirituality of the Ghost Story.

Holding the Boundaries: Professional Ethics

The Struggle to Be Free

(registration is closed)


September 2017

Traditional three-week seminars begin September 12th. Registration is now open.

Care of Troublesome People. Popular seminar using Dr. Oates book, The Care of Troublesome People, as the text.

Chaplain Charting: A Discussion of Gordon J Hilsman’s book, Spiritual Care in Common Terms.

Spirituality of Aging. A NEW Oates seminar.


Remember to contact registration@oates.org to register or for more information.



Seminars in 2017

Seminars in 2016

2016 Schedule of Fees

2015 Seminars 


For chaplains, counselors, pastors, social workers, and other caregivers working from a mind-body-spirit perspective.

In these uncertain times, staying current, connected, and engaged is critical for anyone dedicated to providing spiritual care. The Oates Institute offers a variety of learning opportunities to help you expand and advance your skills in this area, all of which offer up to 12 continuing education units (CEUs) upon completion.

Throughout the year, we present more than 40 online seminars, each led by faculty facilitators and structured around a small group of 8-12 participants. Without the limits of physical space or the need to be online at the same time, you’ll be able to interact with your virtual classmates from any time zone or location with internet access – fitting the learning experience into your personal schedule. The end result is ample time for personal reflection, plus feedback and insights from a supportive peer group.

Most seminars feature at least one presentation per week and are designed to run for a three-week period, unless otherwise noted.

See the 2017 Seminar Schedule.

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