Volume 25, Issue 2 (Summer 2019)                   IJPCP 2019, 25(2): 210-221 | Back to browse issues page

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Bolhari J, Mohsenikabir M. Compiling and Evaluating Educational Package of Spiritual Skills for University Students. IJPCP. 2019; 25 (2) :210-221
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2799-en.html
1- Psychiatrist, Spiritual Health Research Center, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Ph.D. Student in Psychology of Health, Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran. , mmkmohseni@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2802 Views)
Objectives The purpose of this project is to develop a syllabus and educational package of spiritual skills for students that can be taught to students by integrating with life skills training courses for spiritual health promotion by mentors and psychologists and counselors.
Methods First, the design of a curriculum and educational content with a review of resources and research on life skills, spirituality in health and religious and Islamic resources, spiritual dimensions of human, holistic and systematic approaches to human beings; also consoling  and psychotherapy with a spiritual-religious approach for literature review and analysis, and educational curriculum development method. Then a list of educational objectives and syllabuses was set up. In order to assess educational needs and confirm the goals and prioritize the educational issues, these findings were put into expert counsellors’ discussions, clinical psychologists, and field experts in the field of student counseling. Finally opinion polls, curriculum and package of education in several national educational workshops were evaluated and finalized for publication. 
Results 8 spiritual skills were developed and validated from many skills. Also training subjects, aims and skills was written in a students and trainers packages. In final faze acceptability and validity as well as relation to be culture bound of finding were find by group meeting of personnel of different universities counseling centers This curriculum and educational package could be presented as the first educational model in the field of spiritual skills for the development of spiritual health and counseling.
Conclusion This curriculum and educational package was prepared on the basis of the needs and opinion
polls of the students of the country’s counseling centers and could be presented as the first educational model in the field of spiritual skills for the development of spiritual health and further study on its promotionto the community.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2017/12/20 | Accepted: 2018/12/9 | Published: 2019/07/1

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