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September 2016 Vol. 18 No. 6

Reflecting on My Service as APC™ President
by Margie Atkinson DMin BCC
It’s September and autumn is upon us. Some of you will be feeling cool breezes before you know it – others of us (think Florida) will be hoping for a just few degrees cooler. Wherever you live across our country... Read More

2016 Chaplain Symposium Registration Closes September 23rd
The Association of Professional Chaplains™ is hosting its third annual Chaplain Symposium in Hoffman Estates, IL on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The theme, “The New Normal: The Evolving Challenges of Spiritual Care,” will feature relevant and inspiring content from which chaplains in all practice settings... Read More

APC™ Webinar Journal Club: "New Paradigms, New Interventions and Essential New Information for Advancing Chaplain Practice"
APC™ invites you to join George Fitchett DMin PhD BCC and Sr. Patricia Murphy PhD BCC as they present their upcoming five-part Webinar Journal Club VI series, "New Paradigms, New Interventions and Essential New Information for Advancing Chaplain Practice.” Register by Sept. 12... Read More

Education Anytime with APC™ Webinar Recordings
Education is a vital component in encouraging excellence in the pastoral ministry carried out by chaplains in varied institutional settings. Did you know there are more than 20 pre-recorded Webinars you can access at anytime via APC™’s website? Most sessions are... Read More 

How do APC™ chaplains feel about their work?  We have an answer for that!
The Professional Quality of Life Survey ( is a 30 item self report measure that discerns two types of role satisfaction.  Compassion Satisfaction (positive) is the pleasure derived from working in helping, care giving systems.  Compassion Fatigue (negative) is associated with burnout and secondary traumatic stress. The ProQOL is a validated, free and easily accessible research tool... Read More

Pastoral Care/Spiritual Care Week Celebrates “Spiritual Resilience”
by Karen Ballard, chair, Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week
Pastoral Care/Spiritual Care Week will be observed Oct. 16-22, 2016. This is an opportunity for chaplains, chaplain educators and pastoral counselors to celebrate the work they do and to celebrate the week with other disciplines and colleagues in highlighting our role in working with them. While the third week of the month is the designated week for this observance... Read More

New Employees Shadow Hospice Chaplains
by Jerry Gentry BCC
At Crossroads Hospice, new employees learn about all our disciplines in two ways. During orientation, a representative of each discipline explains their discipline and answers questions. Secondly, they gain direct knowledge of what other disciplines do... Read More

Hospital Chaplains Care for Body, Mind and Spirit
by Rev. Alice Tremaine BCC
Professional chaplains serve in many settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home-based hospice programs, prisons and even business organizations. Chaplains are trained to help people integrate their experiences with what gives them meaning and hope... Read More

CE Reminders for Maintenance of BCCI Certification: Annual Summary Due Jan. 31, 2017
Teaching, Methodology 3
Of the eight methodologies for continuing education (CE) that are outlined on the Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours form, perhaps the most frequently misunderstood is teaching. As with other continuing education activities... Read More

Resource Reviews for Continuing Education and Reference September 2016
Finding God Beyond Religion: A Guide for Skeptics, Agnostics & Unorthodox Believers Inside & Outside the Church by Tom Stella 
Ethical Wills & How to Prepare Them:  A Guide to Sharing Your Values from Generation to Generation by Rabbi Jack Riemer & Dr. Nathaniel Stampfer
Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing by Reba Riley... Read More


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