Chaplain Training Seminar #south #beach #hotels

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Calendar Registration

Event: Chaplain Training Seminar

April 15th, 2016
8:30AM-4:00PM
MHPCA Office

Speakers: Steve Sewell, BA, Bob Reagan, BS, Jen Volpitto, MAC, LPC, Jimmy Davis, BA, Greg Volpitto, M.Div, Diana Taylor, M.Div, BCCC

This one day training will focus on:
Documentation requirements and regulations.
Spiritual abuse in hospice care.
Pediatric and adolescent case issues.
Physician assisted death.
Managing time and caseloads.
The personal life and care of a chaplain.

Testimonials from past attendees:
“A GREAT DAY of training Thank you!”
“I can begin to use this right away”
“Documentation isn’t a drain after today”
“Thanks for making me feel valuable.”
“The presenters made a big effort to engage with everyone in the room.”

Schedule:
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome/Housekeeping Devotional Moment Jimmy Davis, BA
9:15 am Effective and Accurate Documentation Greg Volpitto, M.Div
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Hot Topics Choice of three topical discussions (attend one)
Physician-Assisted Dying Bob Reagan, BS
Pediatric/Adolescent Hospice Steve Sewell, BA
Managing time and caseloads Diana Taylor, M.Div.,BCCC
12:00 pm Lunch Networking (lunch provided)
12:45 pm A brief presentation by MHPCA Director Jane Moore, CEO
1:00 pm Presentation: Spiritual Abuse Jen Volpitto, MAC, LPC and open discussion
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Personal/Spiritual Care of the Chaplain Steve Sewell, BA
3:45 pm Closing remarks/Evaluations
4:00 pm Conclusion

Members: $150
Non-members: $175
Seminary students: $100 (Please contact our office to register-Seminary Students only)
A late fee of $25 will apply after March 30th, 2016
No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
Lunch will be provided with this training.

MHPCA has obtained a special room rate for our participants at the Doubletree Hotel, 422 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, for $119, including a full breakfast. For reservations call: 573-636-5101 and mention that you need the Mo Hospice and Palliative Care Association rate.

Information from the Chaplain Track One Training:

Information from the Chaplain Track Two Training:

Registration is closed for this event.

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Advanced Certification: Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification – The National Association of Catholic

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Advanced Certification:
Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification

About Advanced Certification of Hospice Palliative Chaplaincy (ACHPC)

Palliative Medicine is a discipline that cultivates in each practitioner (nurse, physician, chaplain, social worker etc.) a servant’s heart and a sage’s mind. One’s effectiveness in this specialty can never be adequately assessed within a set of competencies and/or prescribed guidelines but rather in the human crucible of an integrated, interdisciplinary practice that draws equally from each one’s soulfulness as well as from each one’s skill and life experiences.

This specialty certification IS NOT about acquiring greater power or prestige, or mastering a particular set of skills/competencies or securing additional letters after one’s name, or delivering a stellar performance at the time of the interview.

This certification IS a special invitation for an individual candidate to go more deeply in one’s own spiritual life and to learn the way of the wounded healer – the way of authenticity, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. This disposition of mind and heart is cultivated from the inside out and flourishes in an environment where honesty, humility, and courage are in ample supply.

This certification process invites the candidate to befriend the blessing of paradox and begin to weave a tapestry of harmony within oneself (in solitude) and with others (in community). This process builds upon the foundational belief that “the patient and I are essentially the same” and in this actual ministering of one to the other (patient, family, staff, team members etc.) blest and broken, we become sacrament for each other and a living sign of God’s healing redemptive love in our world. Facilitation of this part of the certification assessment process will invite each candidate to draw from a living palette that evokes a blend of head and heart and is reflective of the human experience – both of the candidate and of those he/she serves.

The interview team will be interdisciplinary and will be specifically assessing the candidate for indications of ones’ personal integration and ongoing formation, as demonstrated by:

  • Major loss integration
  • Self-awareness understanding
  • Human to human availability
  • Understanding of relevant concepts
  • Team collaboration, leadership and education contributions

The interview team will discern together each applicant’s desire and capability to be a leader/innovator in recognizing and fostering an Interdisciplinary Team’s (IDT) continuing development in the areas of team respect, openness to new ideas and perspectives, and compassion for all involved in the palliative care/hospice arena. At the completion of the interview, the Interview Team votes to recommend or not to recommend the Applicant to the Certification Commission for certification. It is the decision of the Certification Commission to certify or not to certify.

PREREQUISITES

  • You must be a full member in good standing with the NACC.
  • You must be Board Certified as an NACC Chaplain or Supervisor.
  • You must have at least 500 hours of documented direct spiritual care ministry dedicated to palliative care or hospice (e.g. patient and family visits, ethics consultations, family conferences, medical record documentation).
  • You must have completed extensive education in the field of palliative care, hospice philosophy and/or thanatology.
  • You must have ten hours (not in succession) of direct clinical supervision or professional consultation regarding one’s personal and professional growth in palliative care or hospice ministry (conducted by the CPE supervisor or other member of the interdisciplinary team that provides supervision).

Upon contacting the office for you will receive:

  • The application for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
  • The Checklist for Supportive Materials required for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
  • NACC Certification Procedures Manual for Advanced Certification as Hospice Palliative Chaplain

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.





Chaplain – Hospice Chaplain – Chaplain Certification #motel #rocks

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Chaplain Experiences Loss of Hospice Job

This Chaplain Article Was Prompted by An Email From Unemployed Hospice Chaplain

In A chaplain job search, if you meet the requirements for chaplain certification through chaplain training, your chances for employment as a chaplain increase.

I recently received a letter from a hospice chaplain who had some unique challenges in his chaplain job search. I thanked him for writing me as he searched for a chaplain position.

He had lost his hospice chaplain job and was finding the chaplain employment process quite frustrating because he lacked the basic requirements.

Lacking were chaplain certification and other chaplain training deficiencies, specifically the requirement of having a masters degree in divinity or a masters degree in pastoral counseling.

The truth is that he was seeking a hospice chaplain job and asked me if I could direct him to a chaplain job opportunity.

Chaplain Employment Process Frustrations

There were barriers he had not counted on in his chaplain job search that were making him unemployable as a chaplain:

  • It appeared he lacked chaplain certification by any of the professional chaplain associations. In telling people how to become a chaplain. I emphasize that chaplain training through clinical pastoral education is the key to a successful job search in the chaplain employment process.
  • He was stymied as most chaplain job opportunities stated that a chaplain candidate needed a Masters of Divinity degree or an equivalent, such as Masters of Pastoral Counseling or Masters of Theology.
  • That he had already been a chaplain and had been employed for a time as a hospice chaplain made his chaplain job search even more frustrating. Now he was facing the fact that he lacked the basic educational requirement for healthcare chaplain employment — a master of divinity degree.

    In The Process Of How To Become A Chaplain, Understand The Basic Requirements

    Since not every employer of chaplains requires a masters degree in divinity or theology, I began the process of exploring basic requirements in the chaplain job listings.

    As I research chaplaincy career requirements, I hope to share my chaplain research in several ways.

    • First is a possible website focusing specifically on pursuing a chaplain career. There seems to be great interest on this present site by those seeking to change careers with a ministry focus.
  • Second is writing a self published how to book on — you guessed it — How To Become A Chaplain .
  • Of course, as this chaplain career article reveals, I plan to continue adding viable website content to this ministry focused website, helping pastors change careers when they experience pastor burnout. Career change for pastors takes place every day simply because pastors wish to explore other ministry career opportunities.
  • Increase Your Chances For Being Hired In Your Chaplain Job Search

    So in your search for chaplain employment opportunities, whether it is for a hospice chaplain job, a healthcare chaplain job, or even for a military chaplain job, you need to fulfill the basic requirements for chaplain certification by meeting the basic chaplain training requirements.

    Yes, obtaining professional chaplain certification does take time and money, but doing so is far cheaper than not having a job because you lack it.

    Meet the basic requirements for chaplain employment, a masters degree, clinical pastoral education (CPE)leading to chaplain certification, to increase your chances of being hired as a chaplain.

    Copyright © 2004 – 2016, Chaplain Paul Slater, San Diego, CA (I may receive a commission when links to products and services are clicked on by visitors)





    Become A Hospice Or Hospital Chaplain Interfaith Minister #hospics

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    Home Hospital and Hospice Ministry

    Hospital Chaplaincy Overview

    Addressing the spiritual needs of the sick and dying and their loved ones can be an incredibly rich and rewarding experience. Over half of The Chaplaincy Institute alumni work or volunteer in a hospital or hospice setting, applying the interfaith spiritual care and application principles they have learned through our programs.

    Our Interfaith Studies Certificate Course prepares individuals to serve the spiritual needs of our religiously and culturally diverse world in whatever capacities they are called, including hospital or hospice chaplaincy. Many of our faculty members are professional chaplains working in these settings.

    Depending on your academic and professional goals, Interfaith Studies students are required to complete 100-200 hours of supervised practicum in an area of interest that relates to their desired focus of ministry or spiritual care, and often students choose to do their practicum in a hospital or hospice environment. For many, this is the deciding factor in undertaking the journey to becoming a hospital or hospice chaplain.

    Becoming a hospital chaplain involves a different set of certification criteria than becoming a hospice chaplain. Chaplaincy in a hospital generally requires a graduate degree, CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), and board certification as a professional chaplain. The Interfaith Studies Certificate Course can be part of the process to become a hospital chaplain, and a student’s practicum can be completed in a setting that meets CPE criteria.

    Currently, becoming a hospice chaplain does not require certification. In many hospice settings the individuals fulfilling the chaplaincy role are called spiritual counselors. These can be paid positions and involve many of the same responsibilities undertaken by a chaplain in an institutional setting. The interfaith focus of those who participate in The Chaplaincy Institute programs make them ideal candidates for spiritual service in a hospice setting where patients and their families embrace a wide range of spiritual and religious paths and practices, or none at all.

    The Role of a Hospital Chaplain

    • Addresses spiritual needs of hospital patients and their loved ones, aligned with patients’ values and preferences
    • Provides competent and compassionate spiritual care interventions based on spiritual needs assessment
    • Offers spiritual presence and listening during times of suffering and despair
    • Comforts patients using inspirational resources important to them, such as blessing, prayer, meditation, or reading of sacred texts
    • Works to mitigate spiritual pain and to address end-of-life fears and hopes
    • Provides spiritual support, counseling, grief and healing interventions, and education for hospital staff




    Hospice Chaplain Salary #continuous #care #hospice

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    Hospice Chaplain Salary

    Job Description for Hospice Chaplain

    Hospice chaplains are responsible for providing spiritual services to patients and family members on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of giving advice and resources to people of different ages, cultures, and beliefs. Hospice chaplains provide counseling services using their training in crisis intervention, as well as help train volunteers to assess spiritual concerns and needs of families. One of their main duties includes assessing the level of individuals’ emotional and spiritual distress to provide the best possible advice.

    In addition to developing strong relationships with people who seek their advice, hospice chaplains network with community clergy and congregations. They need to have extensive knowledge of (and commitment to) their hospice’s philosophy of care. Other duties of hospice chaplains include following strict privacy regulations, respecting patient and family wishes, assisting families in making funeral arrangements and/or memorial service plans, and conducting services as needed. In addition, they provide emotional and spiritual support to other staff members when dealing with distressing circumstances. These professionals must undergo continuing education in patient counseling, including in areas such as dealing with ethical and religious dimensions of illness.

    A master’s degree in theology, divinity, or a related field is necessary for this position. In addition, previous experience in a chaplain capacity is often required or preferred. Religious and spiritual certifications are beneficial. Hospice chaplains must be organized individuals that pay close attention to the people with whom they interact with. They should also have excellent communication skills to convey spiritual ideas and concepts.

    Hospice Chaplain Tasks

    • Connect clients to appropriate clergy and counseling opportunities, and facilitate referrals to the hospice.
    • Guide individuals and groups through grief and bereavement counseling and coping strategies.
    • Work with community and care team to ensure care is in accord with patients’ faith.
    • Interact with and build relationships with staff, clients and family members.
    • Document interactions, challenges and program attendance.

    Common Career Paths for Hospice Chaplain





    Chaplain Training Seminar #hospice #documentation

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    Calendar Registration

    Event: Chaplain Training Seminar

    April 15th, 2016
    8:30AM-4:00PM
    MHPCA Office

    Speakers: Steve Sewell, BA, Bob Reagan, BS, Jen Volpitto, MAC, LPC, Jimmy Davis, BA, Greg Volpitto, M.Div, Diana Taylor, M.Div, BCCC

    This one day training will focus on:
    Documentation requirements and regulations.
    Spiritual abuse in hospice care.
    Pediatric and adolescent case issues.
    Physician assisted death.
    Managing time and caseloads.
    The personal life and care of a chaplain.

    Testimonials from past attendees:
    “A GREAT DAY of training Thank you!”
    “I can begin to use this right away”
    “Documentation isn’t a drain after today”
    “Thanks for making me feel valuable.”
    “The presenters made a big effort to engage with everyone in the room.”

    Schedule:
    8:30 am Registration
    9:00 am Welcome/Housekeeping Devotional Moment Jimmy Davis, BA
    9:15 am Effective and Accurate Documentation Greg Volpitto, M.Div
    11:00 am Break
    11:15 am Hot Topics Choice of three topical discussions (attend one)
    Physician-Assisted Dying Bob Reagan, BS
    Pediatric/Adolescent Hospice Steve Sewell, BA
    Managing time and caseloads Diana Taylor, M.Div.,BCCC
    12:00 pm Lunch Networking (lunch provided)
    12:45 pm A brief presentation by MHPCA Director Jane Moore, CEO
    1:00 pm Presentation: Spiritual Abuse Jen Volpitto, MAC, LPC and open discussion
    2:15 pm Break
    2:30 pm Personal/Spiritual Care of the Chaplain Steve Sewell, BA
    3:45 pm Closing remarks/Evaluations
    4:00 pm Conclusion

    Members: $150
    Non-members: $175
    Seminary students: $100 (Please contact our office to register-Seminary Students only)
    A late fee of $25 will apply after March 30th, 2016
    No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
    Lunch will be provided with this training.

    MHPCA has obtained a special room rate for our participants at the Doubletree Hotel, 422 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, for $119, including a full breakfast. For reservations call: 573-636-5101 and mention that you need the Mo Hospice and Palliative Care Association rate.

    Information from the Chaplain Track One Training:

    Information from the Chaplain Track Two Training:

    Registration is closed for this event.

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    Police – Fire Chaplain – s Training Academy #best #motels

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    What the Alums of PFCTA 2015-1 Have to Say

    When I ask myself what the Academy has meant to me, the first thing that comes to mind is: It caused me to reconsider if I have truly been called to chaplaincy. I woke up at 4:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of the academy. full of doubt. I shared this with my wife who is also my co-chaplain. She faithfully listened. Into the first class of the day came Tom Lumsden. by the time he finished God reconfirmed that I have been called. All of the teaching has been confirming and affirming. I now believe I am equipped to begin.

    Nick. Molalla Fire Department

    Chaplaincy has been described to us this week as the painful privilege . Who signs up to go in the night to deliver to someone, the most crushing blow they’ve ever received? Really, who does that? Those who are called of God to journey with people through their most intimate moments of pain. This work cannot be done alone. This week I’ve been united with 30 men and women who share the painful privilege . We’ve been equipped by those who have gone before us to join the ranks of those who support our first responders.

    Chris Peppler. Bothell Police Department

    I have done a fair amount of Bible/Ministry training. Nothing has prepared me more for chaplaincy than PFCTA. The instructors are experienced, the contend invaluable and the hands on excercise with police and fire agencies was a ton of fun. Before I came into this program I wasn’t sure if deputies thought of me more than a ‘wannabe , but now I know our presence as a chaplain is invited and respected. I feel prepared to escort Christ into the next crisis for our Department.

    Andy Pursley. Clallam County Sheriff’s Department

    You learn, you get challenged, you laugh, you cry, you get tired, you get inspired, you grow, you make new relationships, you get equipped, your tool box gets filled and you prepare to launch, reminded to be humble and serve.

    Josi Jones. Edmonds, WA

    I came to the Chaplain’s Academy expecting a lot of information that I thought I probably already knew, since I’ve been a pastor for 30 years. What I received was absolutely wonderful training by very qualified and experienced teachers. (I would call them life coaches.) Although the class time is needed and valuable, academically, the relationships I developed during the week for future friendships and chaplain resources were invaluable!

    The Academy is worth every penny and every hour if you even think you might want to serve somewhere as a chaplain.

    Dan W. Ingram, Pastor Puyallup, WA

    The Police and Fire Chaplains Training Academy was a life changing experience. The experts presented their materials in a vibrant and enthusiastic way. The interaction between instructors and candidates was phenomenal. I left with a great understanding of the challenges ahead and the great need of a chaplain in the new world I have been called to enter. Thank you so very much and God Bless You!

    Phillip E. Graf. Clark County Dive Rescue Team

    PDF – A refresher course for police and fire chaplains from Police Security News. Written by Rebecca Kanable and used with permission.





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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

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  • Hospice Chaplain: Job Description, Duties and Requirements #connecticut #hospice

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    Hospice Chaplain: Job Description, Duties and Requirements

    Learn about the education and preparation needed to become a hospice chaplain. Get a quick view of the requirements as well as details about training, job duties and certification to find out if this is the career for you.

    Hospice chaplains need to hold a master’s degree and have completed Clinical Pastoral Education. They are required to be ordained ministers and usually need certification. Hospice chaplains work in hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities and patients’ homes.

    Essential Information

    Hospice chaplains are members of an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and other allied health staff who provide care and comfort to patients nearing end of life because of terminal illnesses. Hospice is generally intended to encompass care for the ‘whole person’, and chaplains are trained to support medical care from a spiritual and emotional perspective. To be officially certified, which is required by many employers, chaplains must earn a master’s degree and complete Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

    Undergraduate degree in applicable subject;
    Master’s degree in theology, divinity, or pastoral studies;
    Internship or Clinical Pastoral Education (separately or concurrently with master’s degree)

    Certification often required

    Employers often require candidates be ordained/commissioned ministers and endorsed by a recognized faith group

    Projected Job Growth (2014-2024)

    Job Description for a Hospice Chaplain

    Hospice chaplains provide spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families. Chaplains generally work in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities but may also visit patients in their homes. These professionals make spiritual assessments of patients, taking into account mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stresses, and respond with appropriate counseling and care.

    Chaplains are members of the interdisciplinary team, which is a group of specialists and professionals that provides guidance and support. Accordingly, they assist the medical staff in developing an individualized plan of care for each patient. Individualized plans may include daily spiritual consultations and performance of sacraments.

    Hospice Chaplain’s Duties

    A hospice chaplain’s primary responsibility is to provide emotional and spiritual counseling to patients and their families. Other duties may include submitting written reports on patient interactions and acting as liaisons between members of the clergy and hospice patients. Chaplains don’t replace clergy members but rather are there to offer further support and communicate the needs of the patient. Additionally, chaplains provide bereavement services, including phone calls, visits and memorial services, to family members upon the death of a patient.

    Requirements for a Hospice Chaplain

    Education

    Most chaplains have earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies or a related subject and a master’s degree in theology, divinity or pastoral studies. Courses may include biblical interpretation, human development and crises management. Master’s degree programs require the completion of 72 semester hours, generally last three years and may include an internship or one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education defines one of unit of CPE as 400 hours of supervised meetings with persons in crises and includes ministry and peer evaluation.

    Certification

    Although the specific requirements for certification may vary based on affiliation, most organizations require chaplains to be ordained or commissioned to minister. Additionally, applicants must present a letter of endorsement for chaplaincy from a recognized faith group. Lastly, chaplains must have obtained an M.A. in Theology or a related subject and accrued four units of CPE. Maintenance of certification varies by institution but generally includes continuing education, a peer evaluation and an updated letter of endorsement.

    Employment Outlook and Salary Information

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (the BLS) predicts 6% employment growth for clergy members from 2014-2024. In 2015, the median annual salary for all types of clergy, according to the BLS, was $44,250.

    Hospice chaplains provide spiritual comfort and help develop care plans for terminally ill patients. Later, they often perform bereavement services after a patient’s death. They require a master’s degree and certification, and need to be ordained to minister. Demand for hospice chaplains is expected to grow at an average rate of 6% through the year 2024.

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  • Police – Fire Chaplain – s Training Academy #roxanol #hospice

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    What the Alums of PFCTA 2015-1 Have to Say

    When I ask myself what the Academy has meant to me, the first thing that comes to mind is: It caused me to reconsider if I have truly been called to chaplaincy. I woke up at 4:00 a.m. on the Thursday morning of the academy. full of doubt. I shared this with my wife who is also my co-chaplain. She faithfully listened. Into the first class of the day came Tom Lumsden. by the time he finished God reconfirmed that I have been called. All of the teaching has been confirming and affirming. I now believe I am equipped to begin.

    Nick. Molalla Fire Department

    Chaplaincy has been described to us this week as the painful privilege . Who signs up to go in the night to deliver to someone, the most crushing blow they’ve ever received? Really, who does that? Those who are called of God to journey with people through their most intimate moments of pain. This work cannot be done alone. This week I’ve been united with 30 men and women who share the painful privilege . We’ve been equipped by those who have gone before us to join the ranks of those who support our first responders.

    Chris Peppler. Bothell Police Department

    I have done a fair amount of Bible/Ministry training. Nothing has prepared me more for chaplaincy than PFCTA. The instructors are experienced, the contend invaluable and the hands on excercise with police and fire agencies was a ton of fun. Before I came into this program I wasn’t sure if deputies thought of me more than a ‘wannabe , but now I know our presence as a chaplain is invited and respected. I feel prepared to escort Christ into the next crisis for our Department.

    Andy Pursley. Clallam County Sheriff’s Department

    You learn, you get challenged, you laugh, you cry, you get tired, you get inspired, you grow, you make new relationships, you get equipped, your tool box gets filled and you prepare to launch, reminded to be humble and serve.

    Josi Jones. Edmonds, WA

    I came to the Chaplain’s Academy expecting a lot of information that I thought I probably already knew, since I’ve been a pastor for 30 years. What I received was absolutely wonderful training by very qualified and experienced teachers. (I would call them life coaches.) Although the class time is needed and valuable, academically, the relationships I developed during the week for future friendships and chaplain resources were invaluable!

    The Academy is worth every penny and every hour if you even think you might want to serve somewhere as a chaplain.

    Dan W. Ingram, Pastor Puyallup, WA

    The Police and Fire Chaplains Training Academy was a life changing experience. The experts presented their materials in a vibrant and enthusiastic way. The interaction between instructors and candidates was phenomenal. I left with a great understanding of the challenges ahead and the great need of a chaplain in the new world I have been called to enter. Thank you so very much and God Bless You!

    Phillip E. Graf. Clark County Dive Rescue Team

    PDF – A refresher course for police and fire chaplains from Police Security News. Written by Rebecca Kanable and used with permission.





    Hospice chaplain #end #of #life #issues

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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

    Families

    Every patient is a unique story.
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  • Advanced Certification: Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification – The National Association of Catholic

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    Advanced Certification:
    Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification

    About Advanced Certification of Hospice Palliative Chaplaincy (ACHPC)

    Palliative Medicine is a discipline that cultivates in each practitioner (nurse, physician, chaplain, social worker etc.) a servant’s heart and a sage’s mind. One’s effectiveness in this specialty can never be adequately assessed within a set of competencies and/or prescribed guidelines but rather in the human crucible of an integrated, interdisciplinary practice that draws equally from each one’s soulfulness as well as from each one’s skill and life experiences.

    This specialty certification IS NOT about acquiring greater power or prestige, or mastering a particular set of skills/competencies or securing additional letters after one’s name, or delivering a stellar performance at the time of the interview.

    This certification IS a special invitation for an individual candidate to go more deeply in one’s own spiritual life and to learn the way of the wounded healer – the way of authenticity, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. This disposition of mind and heart is cultivated from the inside out and flourishes in an environment where honesty, humility, and courage are in ample supply.

    This certification process invites the candidate to befriend the blessing of paradox and begin to weave a tapestry of harmony within oneself (in solitude) and with others (in community). This process builds upon the foundational belief that “the patient and I are essentially the same” and in this actual ministering of one to the other (patient, family, staff, team members etc.) blest and broken, we become sacrament for each other and a living sign of God’s healing redemptive love in our world. Facilitation of this part of the certification assessment process will invite each candidate to draw from a living palette that evokes a blend of head and heart and is reflective of the human experience – both of the candidate and of those he/she serves.

    The interview team will be interdisciplinary and will be specifically assessing the candidate for indications of ones’ personal integration and ongoing formation, as demonstrated by:

    • Major loss integration
    • Self-awareness understanding
    • Human to human availability
    • Understanding of relevant concepts
    • Team collaboration, leadership and education contributions

    The interview team will discern together each applicant’s desire and capability to be a leader/innovator in recognizing and fostering an Interdisciplinary Team’s (IDT) continuing development in the areas of team respect, openness to new ideas and perspectives, and compassion for all involved in the palliative care/hospice arena. At the completion of the interview, the Interview Team votes to recommend or not to recommend the Applicant to the Certification Commission for certification. It is the decision of the Certification Commission to certify or not to certify.

    PREREQUISITES

    • You must be a full member in good standing with the NACC.
    • You must be Board Certified as an NACC Chaplain or Supervisor.
    • You must have at least 500 hours of documented direct spiritual care ministry dedicated to palliative care or hospice (e.g. patient and family visits, ethics consultations, family conferences, medical record documentation).
    • You must have completed extensive education in the field of palliative care, hospice philosophy and/or thanatology.
    • You must have ten hours (not in succession) of direct clinical supervision or professional consultation regarding one’s personal and professional growth in palliative care or hospice ministry (conducted by the CPE supervisor or other member of the interdisciplinary team that provides supervision).

    Upon contacting the office for you will receive:

    • The application for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • The Checklist for Supportive Materials required for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • NACC Certification Procedures Manual for Advanced Certification as Hospice Palliative Chaplain

    The National Association of Catholic Chaplains advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.