David Reid

Dec. 12, 2018

David Reid MA AFNI

Chaplain to the Invisible Industry of Shipping

There are 430 seafarer missions around the world primarily staffed by volunteers, in Philadelphia, the Seamen’s Church Institute began serving seafarers in 1843, 175 years later much has changed.
This webinar will explain the history of these seafarer missions and why they continue to be relevant and necessary for the seafarer.


Robert Kidd

Dec. 5, 2018

Robert Kidd, MDiv., BCC

“What in the world is Coordinated Universal Time?”

As a Professional chaplain you must often take methodical, carefully calibrated action to stay on top of all the initiatives you are responsible for. Doing this consistently is a challenge, but that’s what it means to be an action-oriented chaplain. Action oriented chaplains not only yield better outcomes for those they serve, but they also enjoy high credibility with their organization’s executive team. This hands-on webinar will offer a project management methodology to help you stay emotionally centered and on-target with your projects. Join us!


Hawthorne Smith

Nov. 14, 2018

Hawthorne Smith, PhD.

Self Care: Combating Secondary Traumatization, Burnout and other Workplace Hazards

An exploration of the potential emotional effects of engaging in work with marginalized and traumatized populations on care givers. A discussion of the varied manifestations of vicarious trauma will lead to a discussion of ways of combating these effects on the programmatic/structural and personal/emotional domains.


George Handzo

Oct. 17, 2018

The Rev. George F. Handzo, BCC, CSSBB

The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition: Summary, Synthesis, and Integration into Chaplaincy Programs and Practices

In recent years, palliative care has expanded into new settings and is being offered by various types of organizations, such as health systems, office practices, cancer centers, dialysis units, home health agencies, hospices, long-term care providers, social services organizations and more. While this move has improved access to palliative care for all people with serious illness, it has brought challenges in how quality palliative care principles and best practices can be developed and integrated.


Brian Childs

Oct. 10, 2018

Brian H. Childs, PhD.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Medical Ethics (But Were Afraid To Ask)

In a rapidly changing and complicated medical environment ethical conundrums never dreamed about occur with alarming intensity. This webinar will outline how ethical boundaries are tested and stretched. It will also point to how all of us, not only professional ethicists, must be involved in medical ethics. This is especially true for chaplains.


Hawthorne Smith

Oct. 3, 2018

Hawthorne Smith, PhD.

Multicultural Issues in Service Provision

We will discuss working across and among cultures in ways that consider multiple reference group identities and the look closely at the interactive nature of forming and facilitating relationships. Assumptions of similarity will be considered in addition to navigating cultural difference; and the ways in which cultural identities become salient will be explored.


Michael Mercier

Sep. 20, 2018

Chaplain Wes Cohoon, D.Min., BCCC

The Role of Religious Beliefs in End of Life Care

This presentation will examine the Role of Religious Beliefs in End of Life Care through a review of several studies which examine this issue. This research review will touch on subjects such as:

  • The views of clergy regarding ethical controversies in end of life care
  • The role of religious beliefs in conflicts over life-sustaining treatment
  • Some possible reasons why research shows that patients reporting high spiritual support from their religious communities experience surprising end of life outcomes

The role of the treatment team in providing spiritual care, both generalist and specialist, in end of life scenarios will also be explored.


Wes Cohoon

Sep. 12, 2018

Chaplain Wes Cohoon, D.Min., BCCC

Spiritual Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

People with Intellectual Disabilities are marginalized by society, underserved by spiritual communities, and neglected in most pastoral care approaches. This webinar provides an overview of a spiritual care approach designed for people with Intellectual Disabilities.


Sharon Hinton

Jul. 18, 2018

Sharon T. Hinton D. Min, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

Faith Community Nurses: Providing Intentional Care of the Spirit

This interactive presentation promotes best-practice healthcare by exploring the integration of the intentional care of the spirit provided through the specialty practice of faith community nursing as a complimentary component of mainstream nursing and chaplaincy in various healthcare settings. A review of the interaction of faith and health throughout history, a description of the specialty practice including development, multi-religion and global perspectives, current Scope & Standards of practice, and how faith community nurses work in partnership with other healthcare and spiritual care providers will be explored.


Krisha Alvin

Jun. 20, 2018

Krisha Arvin, BCC

Addressing End-of-Life Issues with Patients and Families

Addressing End-of-Life Issues with Patients and Families describes the complexity of concerns patients and families face when confronted with mortality as well as the integral role of the Chaplain in providing support during this liminal time. What do we say to families sitting at the brink of death with a loved one? How do we engage the distress of medical clinicians who seem at their wit’s end to get the family to “make a decision”? How do we as Chaplains navigate the thin ice between what a family or patient wants when it differs from the medical consensus? This webinar will address these and many other questions that arise during end-of-life in a hospital setting.


Matt Norvel

April 25, 2018

Rev. Matt Norvell, M Div., BCC, pediatric chaplain at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, Md

Broadening the Reach of Staff Support: Promoting Staff Resilience in Stressful Situations

The RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) Team was developed in a 1000-bed hospital to offer timely, non-judgmental support to staff who have experienced physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual distress in the wake of an unexpected patient-related event. This webinar will illustrate interdisciplinary collaboration which began with a “good idea” and then developed into a 24/7 peer support program, including standardized, consistent training for peer responders. Strategies will be offered for the professional chaplain who assesses need for this type staff support in their own setting.


Remington Johnston

Marc. 6, 2018

Rev. Remington Johnson, M. Div, Kindred Hospice, Austin, Texas

Clinical, Spiritual, Existential, and Pragmatic Issues in Supporting Patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

About half of the 5.7 million people in America who develop the disease will die within five years. The disease trajectory for these patients is riddled with uncertainty and rebounds, which complicate the emotions and spiritual support needed for their wellbeing. Webinar participants will learn to understand the important clinical indicators of CHF so that they can better assist patients in navigating the disease with a special focus on the spiritual, existential and pragmatic issues commonly seen in patients with CHF.


Jill Borman

Feb. 8, 2018

Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN, research health scientist and clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing. Clinical Professor, University of San Diego, Adjunct Associate Professor, San Diego State University School of Nursing.

Ancient Spiritual Practices in Modern Times for Wellbeing: Mantram Repitition Program

Dr. Bormann will present an overview of the theory, practice, and research on the Mantram Repetition Program, an evidence-based set of spiritual, portable, mindful strategies for symptom and stress management. Mantram is an inconspicuous, easily-used method that teaches people to intentionally slow down thoughts and to practice one-pointed attention by silently repeating a self-selected mantram, a word or phrase with a spiritual meaning