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APC has not reviewed the content of these courses. Inclusion in this list does not imply APC endorsement or recommendation. However, these courses may count as continuing education (CE) credit. See APC's continuing education guidelines
Individual educational events are listed below by date.
Serial & Ongoing continuing education opportunities are listed at the bottom of the page.
For Association of Professional Chaplains events, see APC Event Calendar
July 28 - August 1, 2015
Title of Event: 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology
Sponsors: International Psycho-Oncology Society and American Psychosocial Oncology Society
The theme of the conference is "From National to Global: Implementing the Standard of Psychosocial Care in Oncology." The sponsors anticipate 800-1,000 psychologists, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, oncologists, chaplains, researchers, administrators, students and patient advocates from around the world will participate in the conference. Abstracts for presentations at the conference will be accepted until February 2, 2015.
For information, visit http://www.apos-society.org/2015
: August 10-14, 2015
Title of Event: Duke Spirituality & Health Workshops
Sponsor: Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Registration is open for Duke's five-day summer research workshop. There will be one workshop this year, so space is limted. Each workshop compresses material presented in Duke's past 12-month post-doctoral fellowship into five days and includes specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality and health. Partial tuition scholarships are being offered for those with serious financial hardships and in academic positions with potential for conducting research in this area. Tuition discounts are also available for APC members and members of other professional societies.
For information, visit http://www.spiritualityhealthworkshops.org
September 22, 2015 and March 24, 2015
Title: Cultivating Comppasionate Presence and Caring for Others, Caring for Self
Sponsor: Rigpa's Spiritual Care Program
Cultivating Compassionate Presence
Patients want to feel truly heard and cared for by those who accompany them. This 7-week online course helps professionals:
• Cultivate presence and foster awareness
• prevent burnout, and
• enhance professional skills and competencies.
Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves
Caring for others professionally is different from caring for a friend or loved one. In this course, you will learn contemplative resources to:
• Enhance an inner sense of wellbeing and confidence while staying present with an open heart.
• Strengthen resilience to prevent stress and to heal exhaustion.
• Understand and heal difficult relationships.
Contact us at email@example.com
September 28, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Title: Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program
Online learning with residential retreat near Ithica, NY
Rigpa's Spiritual Care
This innovative course combines 15 weeks of online learning with an 8-day residential retreat near Ithaca, New York. It offers the unique opportunity to learn from leaders in the field, and brings together best practices of hospice and palliative care with authentic and practical contemplative methods to:
• Strengthen knowledge and skills to respond effectively to patient and family needs.
• Encourage personal and professional growth and more authentic communication.
• Enhance one’s capacity to manage difficult situations and strengthen resilience through mindfulness, mediation and other contemplative practices.
Please visit our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
October 6, 2015
Title: 2015 APC Chaplain Symposium, "Sustaining Organizations through Staff Resilience"
Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, or Online
Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains
Further details will be announced on the APC website, www.professionalchaplains.org.
October 15- 21, 2015
Title of Event: 2015 International Congress for Pastoral Care and Counseling
San Francisco, CA
Sponsor: International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling
ICPCC 2015 will focus on "Spiritual Care in the Global Village," from interfaith, intercultural and high-tech perspectives.
Engaging speakers include:
Allan Boesak—a model of radical reconciliation and leader of South Africa’s United Democratic Front.
Lisa Merriweather, Asst. Professor at UNC Charlotte and a scholar of intercultural communication;
Professor Ingrid Mattson, first and only woman president of the Islamic Society of North America and initiator of the Christian-Jewish, and Muslim program at Hartford Seminary;
Dr. Linda Graham, author and workshop leader on connection, connectivity and virtual reality;
Dr. Daniel Louw and Dr. David Ito, president and vice-president of ICPCC.
In addition to the numerous workshops, the congress will include the traditional intercultural Small Groups. The opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones begins with the opening reception. Additional leisure and social times include walks along the bay shoreline, exploring neighboring Burlingame, dinner on the bay, and easy access to the rich resources of San Francisco.
Online registration will be available November 1, 2014 at the ICPCC website: www.icpcc2015.org
October 18-20, 2015
Title of Event: 2015 Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association Fall Conference
Heidel House, Green Lake, WI
Sponsor: Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association
For the first time in the history of the WCA Fall Conference, our 2015 offering will be a true retreat. The WCA encourages everyone to attend the full conference and not just one portion of it. Every session will build off the previous one. Attending only part of the conference will not give you the full benefit that our facilitators desire for you. The theme of the conference is "Contemplative Practices: Nurturing Wholeness In Yourself & Those You Serve." For information, visit https://www.wisconsinchaplains.org/fall-conference.html
Title of Event: ACPE Academy for Continuing Education Webinars
Sponsor: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Live and pre-recorded webinars are available.
For information, visit www.acpeacademy.org
Title of Event: APC Professional Chaplaincy Webinar Recordings
Location: Webinar Recordings
Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains
Webinar recordings include handouts of presentation slides and materials, plus an MP3 audio recording of the 90-minute presentation
For a complete listing of all available Webinar recordings and to purchase, visit the APC store.
Title of Event: The Case for Standards of Practice: Do Professional Chaplains Practice What They Preach?
Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains
The Association of Professional Chaplains is proud to provide a free viewing of the video of this plenary session, which was presented at the 2010 APC Annual Conference by Rev. George Handzo BCC and Rev. Paul Derrickson BCC. It describes the importance of standards of practice in chaplaincy as a crucial step in the development of the profession. In addition, it provides background information on the process of drafting the standards of practice for professional chaplains in acute care and discusses the significance of these standards. The discussion also includes audience questions and feedback, as well as an overview of how APC is working toward SOPs in other chaplain specialties.
Title of Event: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute complimentary webinars
Sponsor: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Each month, CTRI offers a complimentary webinar on a topic relating to crisis and trauma. The monthly webinar may be accessed at the following link:
Title: Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Live! Webinars
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
HPOE Live! Webinars offers education on topics of interest to hospital professionals. Some may be of interest to chaplains. All are free of charge but require advanced registration. They are always 60 minutes in duration unless otherwise noted. This page is updated as more webinars are confirmed.
Title of Event: Internet-based Education on End-of-life Issues for Mental Health Providers
Sponsor: American Psychological Association Office on AIDS
An Internet-based, interactive, continuing education program on end-of-life issues for mental health providers. This program offers 10 two-hour modules. Topics included are: Overview of Death and Dying in America, Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Distress Near End of Life, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive Changes, Grief and Bereavement, Spirituality Issues, Understanding and Supporting Family Caregivers, Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Law and Ethics associated with End-of-Life Care, and Advance Directives and Other End of Life Decisions.
Title of Event: Joining Forces online educational video series
Sponsor: HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education
Through the Joining Forces education curricula, chaplains, medical professionals and other caregivers across the nation can receive free training online on how to deal with the physical, spiritual and emotional health issues facing our nation’s troops as they return home from service. The Web site, www.joiningforcesonline.org, houses the four-part video series which addresses the most common issues our returning soldiers face, including challenges of reintegration, a general overview of health care issues faced by returning military, mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as links to a variety of other resources.The Association of Professional Chaplains is a partner in this program, which is endorsed by General Colin Powell.
Title of Event: Multilingual Core Curriculum in Psycho-Oncology Online lectures
IPOS presents this online lecture series of 10 free webcasts, funded by the European School of Oncology (ESO). Topics range from "Loss, Grief and Bereavement" to "Distress Management in Cancer."
Please click on the link below to view the webcasts.
Title of Event: NACC webinars
Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains
To register for audio conferences go to www.nacc.org/resources/edevents.
For questions regarding NACC webinars, please contact Andris Kursietis (email@example.com).
Title of Event: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate Course
Sponsor: HealthCare Chaplaincy and The California State University Institute for Palliative Care
HealthCare Chaplaincy and The California State University Institute for Palliative Care are offering an online course to support chaplains and other spiritual care providers with the delivery of palliative care to patients and their families in hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities and elsewhere.
The nine-week curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum’s National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality.
The course runs for nine weeks and is offered at various times throughout the year. The curriculum is based on interactive, text-based modules that are faculty-led and collaborative. All who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. For information, visit http://csupalliativecare.org/programs/index.html#Chaplain.
Title of Event: Spiritual Care Champions series, Ethics Champions series
Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains & Catholic Health East
For a schedule of the latest Spiritual Care Champions teleseminar series, Ethics Champions teleseminar series and to purchase a yearly subscription, visit http://www.che.org/mission/
Title of Event: "Spotlight on the IOM Report: Dying in America: What is the hospice and palliative care community's role in prioritization and implementation?"
National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
Complimentary 90-minute recording of 12/11/14 webinar presentation.