September 18, 2019
Danielle Buhuro, DMin, BCC, ACPE
SAFE-ing Black Patients Matters: How Chaplains Can Utilize the SAFER-R Model to Limit Code Grey and Public Safety Calls on African American Patients and Families
This presentation will show how chaplains can build trust with medical staff and employ the SAFE-R Model as a pastoral intervention to lessen Public Safety and Code Grey calls specifically on African American patients and families.
August 14, 2019
Ben Janzen, Dr. Theol, Ph.D., APBCC
Superheroes to the Rescue!
Joseph Campbell states in his Power of Myth that the mythologies of modern culture are found in pop culture. The Hero with a thousand faces today is the Superhero with a thousand faces fighting evil in all forms. Many patients find comfort in telling, reading or experiencing superhero stories. Window cleaners who dress up as superheroes when they work on a Children’s hospital put a smile on the face of terminally ill children. In addition, Science Fiction Movies make up more than 1/3 of the best-selling movies in this decade. Increasingly, today's culture uses Superhero stories as a frame of reference (sacred texts).
The presentation will demonstrate the power of superhero stories as tools for meaning making. It will introduce two of the mythologies from fantasy and science fiction and illustrate how these help patients in their struggle to find meaning.
July 17, 2019
Rabbi Miriam Berkowitz, BCC
Pastoral Care In Israel
A brief overview of pastoral care in Israel (similarities and differences with USA; brief history and trends) plus (since one of the distinctive facets is a focus on texts, both for the caregiver's own enrichment and as a tool to use with patients and families), a text study on Elisha and the Oil: Finding Resources Within - II Kings Chapter 4
May 8, 2019
James Parker, Ed.D, MDiv.
Self-Compassion: A Key Element of Self-Care for Clinical Chaplains
How can clinical chaplains care for others when they are faced with their own personal/professional challenges? It is the primary charge of the clinical chaplain to be present with persons who are engulfed by spiritual suffering affected by the realities that constitute his or her hospitalization. In this way, self-compassion is fundamental to the clinical chaplain who is compelled to demonstrate compassion daily.
Marc. 20, 2019
Heidi Kraft, PhD.
The Watch: Chaos, Crisis and Inner Strength for Faith Leaders
This webinar will cover these topics:
- Describe the effect of acute or chronic stress or vulnerability on the inner reservoir in caregivers.
- Discuss the paradox that exists with faith leaders and other caregivers regarding self-care and reliance on others.
- Explain the importance of watching out for other caregivers and allowing them to care for you in moments of crisis, chaos or change.
Marc. 20, 2019
Michael W. Rabow, M.D., FAAHPM
The Current Status, Models, and Future of Outpatient Palliative Care
Dr. Rabow will describe the current status of outpatient palliative care in the United States and consider some of the most important trends in this key area which aligns the health care value patients seek and health systems need.
Feb. 13, 2019
Rev. Richard Cruce, ThM, BCC
Fr. Robert Lyons, MDiv, BCC
"Beyond Pain, Yoga, and the Hollow Smile: Navigating Secondary Trauma and Self-Care with Knowledge and without Guilt.”
Spiritual Caregivers routinely encounter others in moments of pain, struggle, and recovery. In this webinar, the nature and effects of secondary trauma are explored, and practical guidance is offered in developing a plan of self care that speaks to the individual needs of caregivers as they address the stress of life and vicarious traumatization.
Jan. 23, 2019
Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC.
Sights, Scents, and Sounds: Communicating with People Living with Dementia
If you have been assigned patients with end-stage dementia, you know the challenge of communicating with them. Rich Behers almost gave up on chaplaincy after his first day of visiting patients with dementia in a long-term facility. What we will explore is a method that is proven to enhance communication with this population of patients. Also, Rich will share with you an exciting research project launching in January of 2019.