The purpose of the devotional is to give something to consider as you go through your busy school, work, and family schedule. It is a chance to reflect and rejuvenate your spirit. Discussion is meant to uplift and encourage you and allow you to interact and encourage your classmates.
How can you experience God’s peace during a chaotic clinical day?
Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:
- Differentiate the Christian practitioner’s worldview in mental health practice.
This week in this course, we will look at violence, the mitigation of potentially dangerous situations, and risk potential. As we think about this, in light of the world that we live in, we need to remind ourselves that Jesus is our Peace. On the days you are in your clinical setting, remind yourself of that. Remind yourself that Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (New International Version Bible, 1978/2011, John 14:27).
One of my practices in the clinical setting is to begin each day in my office with prayer. I lay my hands on the chairs my patients are going to sit in and let the Holy Spirit lead me in how I will pray that day. Then I pray over the chair that I will sit in and thank Him that He is there with me, leading and guiding me throughout my day. Lastly, I invite His presence in my office and pray for my patients to feel His peace as they come in and leave this practice setting.
- Review the rubric to ensure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
- Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following:
- How can you experience God’s peace during a chaotic clinical day?
- Your initial post is due by Day 2 of the workshop.
- Read and respond to at least one of your classmates’ postings and all follow-up instructor questions directed to you by Day 7 of the workshop.
- Your postings should also:
- Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
- Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
- Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.