Spiritual Recovery: Rediscovering your Higher Power*



 It has been said that religion produces both the greatest sources of destruction and the greatest resources for good in our world. And for some of us, and our clients, this collective battle takes on a much more personal nature. The Twelve Step movement recognized the need for a Higher Power many decades ago, but still remains somewhat hesitant and inhibited in properly addressing this issue with the appropriate degree of depth. This webinar is designed for general clinicians of any spiritual tradition (or none) and can serve as a guide to help clinicians recognize, unpack, and heal from unhelpful spiritual messaging and perspectives. At first, we will look at the clinical boundaries and guidelines that are necessary in order to be respectful, yet effective, with this process. Next, we will outline the common understandings across spiritual traditions that can underpin and support a healthy spiritual (re)orientation. And finally, we will consider such concepts as self/other forgiveness, spiritual practices and suggestions for helping and healing, and the universality of love and connection as necessary ingredients in our healing work.


  • Gain an understanding of the historically-mixed relationship between psychology and spirituality.
  • Establish boundaries and guidelines in addressing spiritual issues in clinical practice.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of spiritual concerns and trauma.
  • Develop an ethical perspective that meets our personal and professional needs.
  • Construct a checklist to ensure a sound, practical, ethical model for clinical application.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by
ASWB # 1706, NAADAC # 139138 & NBCC # 6703
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024
VA Commercial Vendor # 813353387-01

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 8
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
    • Lecture.1
      Spiritual Recovery: Rediscovering your Higher Power*
    • Lecture.1
      Spiritual Recovery: Rediscovering your Higher Power*
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Spiritual Recovery: Rediscovering your Higher Power* 15 questions

Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.