- Instructor: Fr. Luke Istafanous, M.D.
- Duration: 8 weeks
Addictions face too many youth today, and there is no one free from one form of addiction or another. In light of this reality, this course explores Coptic Orthodox perspectives into the intersection of addiction and spirituality. Is addiction a one dimensional problem, or is it composed of biological, psychological, spiritual, and other dimensions? Can Orthodox spirituality be used to free an addict? These questions, and more, will be explored in this course, which takes 8 weeks to complete, is 3-credit hours, and is entirely online. It will integrate recorded video lectures with reading and writing assignments. This course counts towards a certificate in Orthodox Christian Counseling and towards a Master’s in Coptic Orthodox Counseling & Evangelism.