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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 for details.
  • 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: April 9-12, 2014

Title of Event:  2014 CASC Conference

Location: Delta Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sponsor:  Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

For information, visit the CASC website, www.spiritualcare.ca



Date: April 24, 2014

Title of Event: Understanding Depression: Real Men, Real Stories... Real Recovery

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Sponsor: The Charles E. Kubly Foundation

The Face It Foundation in conjunction with community partners, Mental Health America of Wisconsin and The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare are excited to present a timely look at the issue of depression in men. This program, which is intended for both the general community and mental health professionals, will utilize the stories of 4 men sharing the intimate challenges of their life with depression and the paths they took to recovery.

There is no cost to attend this event. To register, visit www.hbsswceh.uwm.edu



Date: April 29, 2014

Title of Event: Caring for the Sorrow of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Location: Brooklyn Center, MN

Sponsor: Allina Health

This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, childbirth educators, chaplains, postnatal educators, doulas and other allied health professionals and students who honor, support and serve patients and families who serve patients and families who experience pregnancy and infant loss.

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to: Describe specific processes, practices and behaviors caregivers can use to strengthen and improve their care for patients and families. Understand and apply strategies that help caregivers attend to their own sorrow and healing while working with patients and families.

To register, click here

Date: May 2, 2014

Title of Event: The Way to Wellness: Coping with Mental Illness and Trauma through Pastoral & Psychological Counseling

Location: Jackonsville, FL

Sponsor: Baptist Health

Baptist Health invites you to hear from experts in the fiels of pastoral care and behavioral health on topics from domestic violence to faith struggles. The conference will feature speakers who will challenge caregivers to fully hear and respond to the voices of human struggle and suffering on the journey toward health and healing.

There is no cost to attend this event but advance registration is required. To register, visit http://waytowellness.eventbrite.com



Date: May 3-11, 2014

Title of Event: 2014 ACPE Conference

Location: Austin, TX

Sponsor: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

For information, visit the ACPE website, www.acpe.edu



Date: June 19-22, 2014  in Anaheim California

Title: APC 2014 Annual Conference

Location: Anaheim, CA

Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains

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


Date: July 23 - 26, 2014

Tilte of Event: Spirituality and Health Summer Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Sponsor: School of Medicine & Health Sciences - The George Washington University

Discuss evidence for spiritual care and compassionate presence, the tools to bring spirituality to the forefront of clinical care, and the roles of members of the interdisciplinary team.

Participate in experiential learning, including large- and small-group case-based discussions and treatment/care plan development by interdisciplinary teams with standardized patients.

For more information, visit www.GWish.org



Date: August 11-15, 2014

Title of Event: Duke Spirituality & Health Workshops

Location: Durham, NC

Sponsor: Duke University

Each workshop compresses material presented in Duke University’s past 12-month post-doctoral fellowship into five days, and specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality and health can be obtained from researchers active in the field for over 25 years. Duke recommends these courses for researchers early in their career and for seasoned researchers wishing to shift their work into spirituality and health, as well as for graduate students, undergraduate students or others considering research in this area. It also appropriate for those more generally interested in spirituality and health, as presenters will cover a lot of material on this subject applicable to laypersons. This is the 11th year the workshop is being offered, with over 600 attendees over the years.

Every workshop held thus far has been oversubscribed, so it is important to register early. We are offering partial tuition SCHOLARSHIPS 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 for members of other professional societies (for those not applying for a scholarship).

For more information, contact Harold G Koenig MD at harold.koenig@duke.edu, or visit http://www.spiritualityhealthworkshops.org/.



Date: September 14-19, 2014

Title of Event: International Seminar: Mennorode (NED)

Location: Netherlands

Sponsor: sipcc

Theme: The other Religion and Tradition as Blessing – Exploring spiritual potentials for care and counselling

The aim of this Seminar is to explore the helpful resources of religions, faith communities, cultures and spiritual traditions and to use their creative powers for care and counselling. We want to show that unfamiliar religions and spiritual traditions are typically not dangerous and destructive. On the contrary, they have positive effects on communities and on the way individuals can cope with what befalls them in their lives – in short, they are a blessing. We will also critically reflect on fundamentalist social, political and spiritual trends.

For more information, visit www.sipcc.org


Date: October 15- 21, 2015

Title of Event: 2015 Internation 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/