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Spirituality and Addiction (PAST 7112)

Term: Academic Year 2020-2021 Fall


Kyriaki A. FitzGeraldShow MyInfo popup for Kyriaki A. FitzGerald
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Mon, 1:10 PM - 3:30 PM (9/15/2020 - 12/22/2020) Location: MAIN ONL


This course will approach addiction with a broader under? standing of the term. Students will learn that the addictive process is an expression of progressive, spiritual disease. This has profound and inter-related ramifications in the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and physical do? mains. The addictive process also has serious consequences within relationships: at home, within the society, at work, and in the Church. Resources from Orthodox theology, spirituality, psychology, and the addictions field (with par? ticular emphasis on the 12-step self-help movement) will be studied. Opportunities for personal reflection and ex? pressions of pastoral response will also be explored.