Marpeh – Training Israeli Spiritual CareGivers

The Marpeh (“Healing”) program offers a certificate in spiritual care with the option of adding courses and fieldwork for a full M.A.  The program includes 800 academic hours of training (including individual .supervision) and 400 hours of clinical fieldwork at a hospital or healthcare institution

The curriculum is based on Jewish the values of bikkur holim (visiting the sick) and gemilut hasadim (deeds of loving-kindness), and equips students to support patients and families through illness and adversity.  .Graduates are eligible to apply for certification as Israeli spiritual caregivers

Classes include regular MA classes in psychology and Jewish texts, and group work learning listening skills .and other elements of spiritual care