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  • 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



Date: October 4, 2014

Title of Event: Association of Professional Chaplains Texas South Annual Education Day and Gathering

Location: San Antonio, TX

Sponsor: The Texas-South APC chaplains

Presentations will include:
  • Post Traumatic Model of Growth presented by Remington Johnson
  • Spiritual Assessment presented by Mark Elder
  • I Don't Have Time for This: Spiritual Care at the End of Life - My Own presented by Sherron Hughes-Tremper
  • Whispering Hope presented by Virgil Fry
  • Up Down Realtionships presented by Edgar Henning
Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.

For information, contact Sandy Londa at sklonda@gmail.com




Date: October 5-7, 2014

Title of Event: 2014 Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association Fall Conference

Location: Green Lake, WI

Sponsor: Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association

The theme of the conference is Substance Abuse. The WCA board wanted to offer a hands-on, practical conference to inform and equip chaplains to deal with this, and are delighted to welcome two outstanding plenary presenters to the gathering.

Rev. Joe Herzanek, the author of the book “Why Don’t They Just Quit?” Chaplain Joe has been in recovery for many years. His insights as an addict, his personal experiences and work as a corrections chaplain, bring a practical approach to alcoholism/drug abuse to the table. Also,  Dr. Alan Wilson, a retired psychotherapist, who will offer a clinical view of substance abuse and give us some hand-on counsel on how to approach the subject. You will be interested in his thoughts on “harm reduction” as an intervention for substance abuse.

For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsinchaplains.org/fall-conference.html



Date: October 7 & 8, 2014

Title of Event: Caresharing with Music: Transformative Techniques and Tools for the Memory Loss Community

Location: Anaheim, CA

Sponsor: California Lutheran Homes Center for Spirituality and Aging

Judith-Kate Friedman, founder of Songwriting Works™, explores the role music plays in extending quality of life, communication and cognition for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.  She offers techniques for increasing interactivity, social engagement, shared meaning and relationship building in ways that enhance vitality, creativity and dignity.  Participants will receive practical tools and programming ideas for building friendships and relationships through song by using melody, narrative, rhythm, rhyme and movement to enhance communication across generations and cognitive difference.  They will be empowered to be 'musical instigators" bringing 'the medicine of music' to those who need it most.'

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/musiccareAnaheim or http://tinyurl.com/musiccareCupertino



Date: October 10, 2014; November 12, 2014; December 14, 2014

Title of Event: Fall 2014 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

Location: East Lansing, MI or Online

Sponsor: Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University

Integrity in Translational Research
Jason Scott Robert, PhD
Friday, October 10, 2014, 12-1 pm

Decision-making in Pediatric Oncology: Who Really Decides?
Bradd Hemker, MD
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12-1 pm

“How long do I have, Doc?” Ethical Issues in Prognostication for Older Adults
Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12-1 pm

These lectures are free and will be recorded if you are unable to watch live.

For more information, visit Fall 2014 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series



Date: October 10, 2014

Title of Event: Cleveland Clinic Bioethics Research Day

Location: Cleveland, OH

Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Department of Bioethics

There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is required.

For more information on Bioethcs Research Day, e-mail bioresearchday@ccf.org


Date: October 11, 2014

Title of Event: Teaming Compassion: The Era of Palliative Medicine

Location: La Grange Park, IL

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains and Presence Bethlehem Woods – Department of Spiritual Care

The design of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the role of palliative medicine and the elements of healthcare reform and American medicine that have led to this era.

Participants will consider the cultural change and the challenges and opportunities for holistic care this form of medicine offers. It will explore the psycho-social and spiritual elements that influence a patient’s experience of chronic illness and dying.

The conference will include Catholic healthcare perspectives and visioning for the future. Three members of the palliative team will present; there will be power-point presentations, a case study, and time for small group interaction.

For more information, visit http://www.nacc.org/resources/edops.aspx#oct2014



Date: October 15-17, 2014

Title of Event: Bringing our Troops All the Way Home

Location: Midland, TX

Sponsor: Brite Divinity School

A conference on community support for recovery from moral injury. Featured speakers include:
  • Cap. W. Kyle Fauntleroy CHC USN Force Chaplain Surface Naval Forces US Pacific Fleet
     
  • Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock Research Professor and Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School and co-author of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War
     
  •  Dr. William Gibson Clinical Psychologist Neuropsychologist and Coordinator of PTSD-SUD Services Behavioral Health Outpatient
     
  •    Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall Executive Vice President and Dean Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling

For more information, visit http://brite.edu/academics/programs/soul-repair/events/bringing-our-veterans-all-the-way-home/



Date: October 22, 2014

Title of Event: 3rd Annual Clergy Summit Spiritual Partnerships: Enhancing the Patient Experience

Location: Manhasset, New York

Sponsor: North Shore LIJ Chaplaincy Services

The speaker for this event will be Sven Gierlinger Chief Experience Officer at NSLIJ Health System.

The North Shore LIJ Chaplaincy Services Clergy Summit is a special event offered to Community Clergy, faith leaders and spiritual care providers. Each year this summit offers an opportunity for health care professionals and community clergy to engage in discussion and learning related to the health and well-being of our communities.

There is no cost to attend; however advance registration is requested. To RSVP please call M. Nasti at 516.562.3991



Date: October 27-30, 2014

Title of Event: Increasing Your Cultural Competencies: Using the Action- Reflection- Action Model

Location: Hunt, TX

Sponsor: The chaplains of the Department of Aging and Disabilities Services (DADS) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

This is the 4th year for the workshop to be held at Mo Ranch, located on the banks of the Guadalupe River, nestled in the heart of the Texas hill country. This year’s presenter is Rev. Sam Naidoo MDiv ACPE Supervisor. Registration deadline is October 13, 2014

To register, call 800.460.4401



Date: October 30, 2014

Title of Event: A Day for Professional and Spiritual Enrichment

Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe and CHE Trinity Health

For more information, visit www.nacc.org/resources/edops.aspx#30oct2014



Date: November 11, 2014

Title of Event: A Day for Professional and Spiritual Enrichment

Location: Kensington, MD

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains

In the midst of the changing landscape of our professional service environments, we are challenged to rethink, re-envision, and make the case for spiritual care. Our day will be devoted to thinking together about the changing health care environment, its impact on spiritual care, and ways we need to approach making the case for our spiritual care profession. The topics will include: alignments of spiritual care with health care reform, key concerns of administration and ways to speak about spiritual care, exploring diverse approaches to educate staff on what we do. This day will involve a combination of presentation, video, group exchange, and practice/sharing approaches.

David A. Lichter DMin Executive Director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, will present and facilitate this afternoon.

For more information, visit http://www.nacc.org/resources/edops.aspx#11nov2014



Date: January 26 - 29, 2015

Title of Event: Hope and Resilience: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Spiritual Care

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Sponsor: National Association of Jewish Chaplains

The goal of Spiritual Care is to provide people with tools to encounter and face life's challenges. The language of spirituality and meaning making, which is fostered within the interdisciplinary team by the spiritual care professional, offers deeper respect and opportunity for hope for people in times of struggle.  Collaborative approaches to spiritual support are responsive to the need for holistic care that incorporates an understanding of each person’s unique challenge.  At this year's international collaborative conference, we aim to advance the conversation regarding interdisciplinary support systems and indentifying new and creative approaches to sharing with colleagues across professional lines.

For more information, visit http://www.najc.org/events/upcoming



Date: January 29-30, 2015

Title of Event: Moral Injury and Soul Repair: A Conference

Location: San Diego, CA

Sponsor: Brite Divinity School

Plenary Speakers Include:
  • Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben Chief of Chaplains United States Navy (confirmation pending)
     
  • Capt. Tyler E. Boudreau (US Marine Corp, ret.) Iraq War veteran and author of Packing Inferno: the Unmaking of a Marine
     
  • Rev. Stephen B. Boyd Minister for Chaplains & Specialized Ministers Ministerial Excellence, Support, & Authorization Ministry Team (MESA) United Church of Christ
     
  • Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock Research Professor and Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School and co-author of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War
     
  • Dr. William Gibson Clinical Psychologist Neuropsychologist and Coordinator of PTSD-SUD Services Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center
     
  • Rev. Belva Jordan Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment and Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry at the Claremont School of Theology and Acting Dean of the Disciples Seminary Foundation Claremont, CA.
     
  • Rev. Dr. Kristen Leslie Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Eden Theological Seminary and a national expert on military sexual trauma
     
  • Mr. Camilo Mejía Iraq War veteran and Author of Road From Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Sergeant Camilo Mejía.
     
  • Chaplain Zachary Moon United States Navy Reserve Chaplain currently serving the Marine Corps endorsed as a Quaker Author of Coming Home: Military Service, Reintegration, and the Role of Congregations (Chalice Press, March 2015)

Registration opens December 1, 2014. For more information, visit http://brite.edu/academics/programs/soul-repair/events/



Date: March 6-9, 2015

Title of Event: NACC 2015 50th Anniversary Conference

Location:
Alexandria, VA

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 NACC 50th Anniversary Conference to be held Friday, March 6th to Monday, March 9th, 2015. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, near Reagan Airport, Alexandria, VA.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Visit www.nacc.org



Date: April 20 - 22, 2015

Title of Event: 2015 Caring for the Spirit Conference

Location: Orlando, FL

Sponsor: HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Keynote speakers include:

Liliana De Lima MHA
Executive Editor
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
Houston, TX

Betty Ferrell PhD MA FAAN FPCN
Director and Professor, Nursing Research and Education
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

George Handzo MA BCC
Director, Health Services Research and Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

Christina Puchalski MD FACP
Founder and Director
The George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWish)
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Lucy Selman BA MPhil PhD
Cicely Saunders International Faculty Scholar, BuildCARE
Cicely Saunders Institute
King's College
London, UK

John Swinton BD PhD RMN RNMD
Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care
King's College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Scotland

For more information, visit http://www.healthcarechaplaincy.org/conference.html



Date: April 25 - May 2, 2015

Title of Event: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education 2015 Annual Conference

Location: Atlanta, GA

Sponsor: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

ATL2015: Making Your Connection

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
April 25-May 2, 2015

For more information, visit http://www.acpe.edu/ConferencesAnnual.html




Date: June 4 - 7, 2015

Title of Event: 2015 APC Annual Conference

Location: Louisville, KY

Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains

Information will be posted as it becomes available. Visit www.professionalchaplains.org/2015_conference



Date: October 15- 21, 2015

Title of Event: 2015 International Congress for Pastoral Care and Counseling

Location: San Francisco, CA

Sponsor: ICPCC

The 10th annual Congress will attempt to share the impact of IPCC’s unique resources with the many world-wide concerns it has for providing faith-based care - individually and socially. The program goal is to focus on interfaith, intercultural, and high-tech themes and innovations in technology that influence the theories and practices of our care.

For more information, visit www.icpcc2015.org




Serial & Ongoing Continuing Education Opportunities




Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: ACPE Academy for Continuing Education Webinars

Location: Online

Sponsor: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Live and pre-recorded webinars are available.

For information, visit www.acpeacademy.org
 



Date: Ongoing 

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. 
 



Date: Various

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.

http://www.hpoe.org/resources/hpoe-live-webinars/1233

 



Date: Ongoing 


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.
www.apa.org/ed/ce/resources/eol.aspx 
 



Date: Ongoing 

Title of Event: Joining Forces online educational video series 

Location: www.joiningforcesonline.org 

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.
 



Date: Ongoing

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.

http://ipos-society.org/education/core_curriculum/core_curriculum_en.aspx
 


Date: Various

Title of Event: NACC audio conferences

Location: Telephone conference

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care – Frequently Asked Questions on Beginning and End of Life
Presented by Rev. Thomas A. Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.
Thursdays, November 7, 2013 and November 14, 2013 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time

These audio conferences will address the frequently asked questions of both Beginning and End of Life issues as
related to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Chaplaincy Ministry in the Light of Vatican II
Presented by Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D.
Thursdays, December 5, 2013 and December 12, 2013 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time

On October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with a call to engage the world positively,
to look forward, and to find new ways of sharing the faith with others. Key to this renewal would be the laity. One of the remarkable fruits of the council’s renewed vision has been the rise of professional forms of lay ministry—a development that has had a deep impact on the entire field of Catholic chaplaincy. We gather by audio conference to discuss the legacy of Vatican II and the implications of the council for our work as Catholic chaplains.


To register for these audio conferences go to www.nacc.org/resources/edevents.

For questions regarding audio conferences, please contact Jeanine Annunziato (jannunziato@nacc.org).
 


 
Date: Various

Title of Event: NACC local gatherings

Location: Telephone conference

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Please mark your calendars for the following NACC local gatherings:

• Saturday, November 2, 2013, Brockton, MA. See details.
• Saturday, November 9, 2013, Seattle, WA. See details.
• Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Washington D.C. See details.
• Saturday, December 7, 2013, Seattle, WA. Details to come
 



Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate Course

Location: Online

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 www.csupalliativecare.org.
 



Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Professional Chaplaincy Education: "Professional Chaplaincy and Patient Satisfaction"

Location: Online recording

Sponsor: Institute for Spirituality and Health (ISH)

Agenda:

  • I Patient Satisfaction from Hospital Leadership's Perspective- Objectives, Methods, and Standards for Increasing Patient Satisfaction. Dr. Pinckey McIlwain MD VP Quality & Performance Improvements, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • II Patient Rounds by Managers and Chaplains. Glenda McDonald BCC, Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • III HCAHPS and Chaplaincy. Spiritual Care Department Manager, Bill Bross BCC, The Methodist Sugarland Hospital
  • IV "Should Chaplains Care about Patient Satisfaction?" Chad Hawkins BCC, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • V Group Discussion
 The recordings of these sessions may be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ISHatTexasMedCenter?feature=mhee 



Date: Ongoing


Title of Event: Spiritual Care Champions series, Ethics Champions series

Location: Online

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/
 



Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: The Case for Standards of Practice: Do Professional Chaplains Practice What They Preach?

Location: Online

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.
http://www.dcprovidersonline.com/apc/