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Professional Development Intensives

A selection of 27 Professional Development Intensives provide the opportunity for in-depth study of a topic.

These unique educational experiences are available on Wednesday, July 11; Thursday, July 12; 
and the afternoon of Sunday, July 15, following the conclusion of the conference.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PW8.01 Outcomes-based Healthcare Chaplaincy: Introducing the Religious Comfort Index (RCI)
Presenter: Jack Giddens DMin CTP BCC 
PW8.02 Integrating a Process which Demonstrates Organizational Value and Relevance for Spiritual Care
Presenter: R. Lee Hayward BA MDiv MA PCC
PW8.03 Intentional Caring: An Introduction to Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy
Presenter: Brent Peery DMin BCC
PW8.04 Turning a Chaplain Story Into a Chaplain Case Study: a Practical Masterclass in Writing for Publication
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Steve Nolan PhD 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PW4.01 Whose Pain is It?  Working With Intractable Spiritual Pain at End-of-Life and Developing Resilience
Presenter: Rev. Amy Jo Jones Lightning MDiv BCC 
PW4.02 Meditation as a Chaplaincy Intervention 
Presenter: Seigan Ed Glassing BFA
PW4.03 Where is the Joy?  An Experiential Exploration of the Quadruple Aim's Call for Healthcare Workers to Find Meaning and Joy in Their Work
Presenter: Rev. Kate McGraw MDiv BCC
PW4.04 A Pastoral Theology of the Immigrant and Its Implications for Pastoral Care
Presenter: Peter Kim PhD
PW4.05 BioSpiritual Focusing Day of Presence
Presenter: Liz Walz BGS
PW4.06 Human Trafficking & Spiritual Care: Developing & Sustaining Spiritual Care Initiatives with Victims & Survivors
Presenter: Chaplain Rev. Penny Stacy MDiv MACM BCC
PW4.07 The Role of the Chaplain in Healthcare Ethics
Presenter: M. Jeanne Wirpsa MA BCC
PW4.08 The Value and Practice of Qualitative Research in Spiritual Care
Presenter: Tim Cranfill DMin DCoun BCC

Thursday, July 12, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PT8.01 Advanced Practice Workshop: Palliative Care and Hospice Specialty Chaplaincy Care (APC and NACC Collaborative session)
Presenter: Rev. Anna Lee Hisey Pierson MDiv BCC-HPCC

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
PT4.01 The Soul's Legacy: How Chaplains Can Help Senior Adults Prepare for a Good Death by Addressing it Now
Presenter: Fred Grewe DMin BCC 
PT4.02 Understanding Poverty and How to Use Charity Tracker to Reduce Readmissions and Build Healthier Communities
Presenter: Chaplain Mary Claire Carden MA MPH MBA BBA BCC 
PT4.03 Quantitative Research for Beginners
Presenter: George Fitchett PhD BCC 
PT4.04 Understanding and Meeting Spiritual Needs of Refugees
Presenter: Solomon Kendagor PhD ThM MDiv MEd BCC
PT4.05 Writing Our Narrative Story: The Intersection of Self Care and Advocacy
Presenter: Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore MDiv BCC 
PT4.06 #BlackHealthMatters: A Pastoral Care Approach for African Americans Living with Chronic Illnesses
Presenter: Danielle J. Buhuro DMin ACPE Supervisor
PT4.07 Human Caused Disaster Ministry
Presenter: Laurie A. Kraus DMin
PT4.08 CPR as a Symbolic Ritual:  Chaplain Responses When Providers and Families Disagree
Presenter: R. Alex Chamberlain MDiv MA BCC 
PT4.09 Case Studies: Working With a Format. Dutch Case Studies Project
Presenter: Martin Walton PhD 
PT4.10 Introduction to Healing Touch
Presenter: Christine Stewart BSN CCRN PHN CHTP/I
PT4.11 Getting Noticed to Getting Hired - What to Do?
Presenter: Richard Thorne MLIR

Sunday, July 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PS4.01 Coma Communication: Healing the Unconscious
Presenter: Rev. Erin E. King MDiv BCC 
PS4.02 Qualitative Research Methods for Beginners
Presenter: Daniel Grossoehme DMin BCC
PS4.03 Partnering with the Divine: Integrating the Arts in Spiritual Care
Presenter: Rev. Stephanie Gameros MDiv BCC