Ziyara Muslim Spiritual Care is launching its first international accredited spiritual care training in Malaysia. The six-week program (Feb 24 – April 3) is in collaboration with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) which accredits chaplains in the United States. The program is conducted jointly with Clinical Pastoral Education of Central California, Universiti Teknologi Mara in Kuala Lumpur, and the International Islamic University Malaysia.
Rev. Rod Seeger, ACPE Supervisor, will train a dozen of participants from different faiths and professions such as physicians, nurses, counselors, and spiritual care providers on spirituality in medicine, end of life care, spiritual assessment, how to respond to the spiritual care needs of patients from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds.
The pilot program is small and interactive. Participants will spend 60 hours in classroom and group interaction at UiTM, and 180 hours of clinical time with patients in different healthcare institutions.