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 17K1 - Beyond the Traumatic Experience
Presented by Rev. Steven Spidell BCC, CCTP

90 Minutes (1.5 CE hours)

$58/member; $98/nonmember
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Trauma within our patients may be more prevalent in our patient populations than we had suspected. Studies report at 60% of the American population report at least one traumatic event in their lives. Given the severity of diagnoses and
symptoms that require hospital admission, patients may be experiencing traumatic symptoms and not be able to respond as quickly and as accurately as expected in an emergent situation. Moreover, indications of trauma follow
closely on our frequent use of terms such as loss and grief yet we do not necessarily view these 'normal' events as traumatic. Given chaplains' predilection to rely on cognitive and narrative functions, we may be overlooking the need of
some patients who need other forms of spiritual care.

This webinar takes advantage of neuroscientific studies of how the brain reacts in trauma and the practices of those who care for people with PTSD to suggest ways that chaplains can learn to assess the presence of trauma and engage
the patients in ways that are appropriate to their condition.

Who Should Attend: Chaplains and Anyone interested in responding to patients who may be experiencing trauma. (This webinar is not designed to educate
those who want to treat persons with PTSD.)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this 90-minute webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Learn how trauma affects the brain and abilities to respond
2. Recognize when patients are experiencing trauma and respond appropriately
3. Learn specific spiritual care interventions to employ once assessing a patient who is experiencing trauma


Rev. Steven Spidell BCC, CCTP is the Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, Texas.
His study and research on disenfranchised grief resulted in the publication of research paper, “Grief in Healthcare Chaplains: An Investigation of the Presence of Disenfranchised Grief,” by Steven Spidell with AnneMarie Wallace, Cindy L. Carmack, Graciela M. Nogueras-Gonzalez, Chrystal L. Parker and Scott B. Cantor in the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, Vol. 17 No. 1 (January 2011): 75-86. Also published Resilience and Professional Chaplaincy: A Paradigm Shift in Focus,” also in the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy Vol. 20, No. 1 (February, 2014); 16-24, Chaplain Spidell is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. He earned a master of divinity/doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and later a doctor of ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary

How It Works

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our website. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience. To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast.