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8 pre-recorded webinars ...7 CE Credits Available

This course originally ran in January-February, 2022. All recordings of that course are in this course. You can learn the practice of Spiritist energy healing, "passe", how medical intuitives are trained and how we can integrate this paradigm into our clinical practices. In addition, you can watch webinars with two noted North Americans, a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist, who describe their introduction and understanding of Spiritism and the Spiritist paradigm and how it can improve care in the USA. Two Spiritist Brazilian psychiatrists describe the role of consciousness, and the workings of a Spiritist psychiatric hospital. Another MD from Brazil describes the research on Spiritist Therapies and the international outreach of the Spiritist Medical Association. Once enrolled you will be able to review this course indefinitely! CEs are available as well.

Last Minute Bonus

Dr. Roberto Lucio was Medical Director of a Spiritist Hospital for 15 years. He now trains medical school students in this paradigm of care.

  • Roberto Lucio, MD, psychiatrist

    Medical Director of Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital, Andre Luiz

    Dr Lucio's hospital in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is thought of as one of the best Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil. They are involved in research and innovating energy therapies at the hospital. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear more details about Spiritist Therapies from someone in leadership in Brazil.

About Spiritist Therapies in this Course

Spiritist Therapies have been developed over more than 100 years in Brazil.  They combine shamanic practices (like depossession and energy healing) with the best of modern psychological therapies (like Family Systems), and include ecumenical prayer and take a cautious use of medication.  Psychiatrists work alongside medical intuitives and healers in a team approach.  They practice an "integrative" paradigm of diagnosis and treatment with a refined notion of consciousness.  

Practice of methodology used in Spiritist treatments will be explained and recent research validating this methodology will be shared.  Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public.  Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.  

What Students Are Saying

“Thank you for this offering. It has really helped me to establish a greater sense of clarity with the work that I have been doing, how I can learn more and how I can reach more people effectively with a blend of traditional psychological practices and the practice of Spiritism.”

Annette Nadeau, LMT, PhD, Spiritual Emergence Coach

“"Thank you Emma for hosting this program. The speakers are outstanding and the information invaluable."”

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The Presenters

Spiritist Therapies have been highly effective in overcoming addictions, healing from physical illnesses, supporting spiritual awakening, and bringing out the best in those suffering from a spiritual emergency

  • Emma Bragdon, PhD, is the Ambassador of a Spiritist Hospital in Goiania, Brazil, the author of two books and co-producer of a film on Spiritism. She will give an overview of Spiritism and teach how to do the energy healing used in Spiritist Centers.

  • Marcelo Saad, MD & Acupuncturist, will introduce the Spiritist-Medical Paradigm and describe research that has been done establishing the effectiveness of the Spiritist therapies.

  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD has been the former chair on Spirituality for the World Psychiatric Association and the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. He speak about the role of consciousness in Spiritist healing.

  • Jeffrey Rediger, MD psychiatrist is the author of "Cured". He has researched the power of spiritual healing in Brazil and speaks about how effective it can be. Dr. Rediger is medical director of a Harvard teaching hospital in Massachusetts

  • Jussara Korngold, a North American born in Brazil, will speak about the training of medical intuitives and healers who team with psychiatrists and psychologists in Spiritist Psychiatric hospitals and community centers. She has been a medium for 40 years--with many of those years in teaching others.

  • Dagmar Ramos, MD psychiatrist, is also a medium working at Spiritist psychiatric hospitals and in Spiritist Community Centers in Brazil. Due to a health concern she is unable to join us live but will appear in a pre-recorded video interview.

Learning Objectives

On completion, students will be better able to:

  • 1. Describe the three principles of Spiritism, when they originated and who originated them.

  • 2. Assess what is innovative about Spiritist therapies as practiced in Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil and why it is “integrative”.

  • 3. Compare treatment of highly sensitive persons (HSP) in Spiritist Centers and Hospitals in Brazil to treatment for HSP in the USA’s psychiatric clinics and hospitals.

  • 4. Describe the theory and core techniques of giving a “passe” to themselves or another person.

  • 5. Explain the reasons why all the therapies and trainings offered in the Spiritist Community Centers are given at no cost.

  • 6. Apply “non-judgmental peer support” in an in-patient and outpatient setting.

  • 7. Apply Spiritist philosophy to their own professional lives in regards to diagnosis and treatment.


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  • 1


    • (30 min vid) Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health

    • (1min vid/ 1 min read) Welcome/ Format

    • (2 min read) Faculty Bios

    • (1 min read) Acknowledgements/ Request/Disclaimer

    • Resources for Further Reading/ Viewing

  • 2

    Four Homestudy Presentations

    • (60 min vid) Emma Bragdon, PhD: Introduction to Spiritism & Spiritist Therapies

    • (15 minutes) Marcelo Saad, MD, PhD on Spiritist Medical International Works

    • (45 min vid) A. Moreira-Almeida, MD, Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Approach to Mind and Clinical Practice

    • (30 min vid) Marcelo Saad, MD, PhD on Research Re: Spiritist Therapies

    • Resources/ References from Dr. Saad's Presentations

    • (50 min vid) Jeffrey Rediger, MD, M.Div.--Stories of Extraordinary Healing and the Future of Medicine

  • 3

    Three Online Presentations: Pre-recorded

    • (49 min vid) Spiritist Energy Work: Emma Bragdon

    • PDF of Slides from Emma Bragdon & Elza D'Agosto on Spiritist Passes

    • (90 min vid) Jussara Korngold: Training of Mediums & Medical Intuitives for Spiritist Work

    • (60 min vid) with Dr. Roberto Lucio a psychiatrist at a Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital in Brazil

    • (1 min read) Introducing Dagmar Ramos, MD

    • (20 min vid) Dagmar Ramos, MD, describes Spiritist Psych Hospital in Goiania, Brazil

    • (30 min presentation/ 1 hour Panel) Integration: Importing Spiritist Therapies From Brazil

    • Thank you and Goodbye for Now!

  • 4

    Quiz: Essential for those getting CEs

    • Quiz: You must take this if you are registered for CEs

  • 5

    Thankyou and Good bye for Now

    • Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health

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  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196).

  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Integrative Mental Health for You-The Academy, For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

  • The APA does not allow partial credit to be earned for a course; we cannot provide a participant who missed a live session (or was more than 15 minutes late or left early from any live session) with fewer CE hours for our 10.5-hour class. This applies to all participants seeking credit. Otherwise, the participant forfeits all of their CE hours.


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