Grang Rounds



July 8

Working with Less than Perfect: Spiritual Dynamics in Aging


Sunday August 9, 2020

This interactive workshop will highlight gratitude, trust, resilience, simplicity, reconciliation & critical conversations as elements in “good enough” aging. They make up the bigger picture not only for those in elderhood, but also for those personally and professionally involved in their lives.


July 8

Trauma, Resilience and Recovery in Unprecedented Times


Monday, July 27, 2020

Not only are we living in a time of pandemic, we are also living in a time of civil unrest, heightened anxiety and political division that seems to permeate most if not all areas of our lives! These are the things that we know!

What we may not know is how to cope with these ongoing events or really how much of what is happening “out there” is really affecting our internal process and ability to find grounding and safety in our everyday lives.

Giving ourselves permission to feel out of our ordinary can be a gift that will support and enhance our resilience and our recovery as we integrate what is into what will be! Join us as we delve into this conversation!


July 8

The Helper's Journey: Empathy, Compassion and the Challenge of Caring


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

At the completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the key features and causes of burnout, compassion fatigue and moral distress and self-assess on these dimensions
  • Identify strategies for strengthening resilience and stress-related personal and professional growth during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify techniques for maintaining emotional balance and empathic attunement in counseling for grief, trauma, and life-limiting illness


July 1

Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Intended for anyone in academia or the helping professions, this webinar benefits those seeking to provide spiritual care to African American hospital patients, counseling clients, church congregants and parishioners, military veterans, or returning service members.


June 5

Spiritual & Emotional Support for Individuals Living w/Personality Disorder


Friday, June 5, 2020

This webinar will educate professionals of multiple disciplines on ways of offering effective spiritual and emotional support to those living with personality disorders. An emphasis will be placed particularly on Borderline Personality Disorder. Origins of the disorder will be discussed along the unique spiritual and emotional needs that typically accompany living with these disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on creating effective interventions and avoiding therapeutic pitfalls in the offering of care.


May 13

What do I Say Now?


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This webinar will offer practical interventions, including words to use, that deepen connection, ease difficult emotions and move the conversation forward.


Part 4

Chaplaincy in Times of Crisis - Part 4: Lessons from Chaplains in the Field - Psychological First Aid for Religious Professionals


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Several years ago the federal government through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) published a manual of material for religious professionals looking to use Psychological First Aid. While this intervention was not developed for the current kind of crisis, it has much to say about it that is helpful.

The presenter, who was one of the developers of the manual will present a summary of the manual’s content as applies to the current crisis.



Social Determinants of Health: What Role Can Faith Communities Play?


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • The learner will gain knowledge of the historical role of the church related to SDOH and their impact on spiritual care.
  • The Learner will acknowledge a greater understanding of health ministry and/or FCN program and how it supports and grows current work being done by the local church along with impact on individual(s) health and wellbeing.
  • The Learner will acknowledge inspiration to re-think SDOH and how the learner/church has ability to improve SDOH outcomes in their ministry.



Chaplaincy in Times of Crisis - Part 3: Lessons from Chaplains in the Field - Chaplain Directors continue this conversation from last week


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Chaplain Directors are faced with challenges for delivery of services that no one could have anticipated.

This webinar continues the discussion with several veteran Chaplain Directors that will discuss how they are dealing with issues such as staffing, EOL care, the need to do much or all of their work by telechaplaincy, delivery of sacraments, and staff care.



Chaplaincy in Times of Crisis - Part 2: Lessons from Chaplains in the Field - Can we find Grace in Zoom?


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Chaplain Directors are faced with challenges for delivery of services that no one could have anticipated.

"Is chaplaincy possible over videoconference? How do we communicate compassion through a small screen? Telechaplaincy has been opened up by a change in regulations and necessity brought about by COVID-19.

Carl Magruder, BCC, has been using Zoom telechaplaincy for the last five years with ResolutionCare. He will engage your questions while sharing simple tips and tricks to help you provide soulful pastoral care for patients and families who are now only accessible by telecare.”



Providing Spiritual Care to the LGBTQ+ Community


Monday, April 13, 2020

When asked the question, "How would you provide spiritual care to someone who is gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning, or gender non-conforming?" many chaplains respond by saying "The same way I would with any other person." This may be an attempt to demonstrate that the chaplain has no desire to discriminate against someone based on sexual orientation or gender identity. What that response fails to recognize is all of the ways that sexual orientation and gender identity shape not only the patient's history and experience with health care, but also what they need from the care experience now. This is particularly true for spiritual care since many LGTBQ+ individuals live with deep wounds around matters of faith, belief. community and practice.

This webinar will stimulate self-awareness, help to build competency around spiritual care assessment and intervention with the LGTBQ+ community, and provide guidelines for inclusive language and effective advocacy.


Part 1

Chaplaincy in Times of Crisis - Part 1: Lessons from the Front Lines - NYC 9/11


Thursday April 2, 2020

To many, the current COVID-19 crisis feels a lot like 9/11 and after- especially in NYC. Many parallels. do exist that drove the course of chaplaincy care then and should drive it now.

In this webinar, two chaplains who worked in Manhattan on 9/11 and after will discuss some of the lessons we learned then that can benefit our work in this crisis.


March 9

The Dynamics of Death and Dying


Wednesday March 9, 2020

Hospice chaplains are exposed to a disproportionate amount of suffering and death. In order to be a calming presence for those who are dying and their families, it is important to understand what is involved in the dying process and how it affects us as care providers.

This webcast is appropriate both for those who are new to hospice work as well as those who are more seasoned and will challenge participants to:

  • reflect on their own experiences of death and how that impacts their work
  • understand the different pathways to dying and death and how this influences the patient and family experience
  • recognize the importance of bereavement support and understand the grief process


Feb 17, 2020

Let's talk about EMS Chaplaincy


Thursday, February 27, 2020

This webinar will:

  • Survey the history of Emergency Medical Services and its relationship to the broader contexts of health care and public safety
  • Describe models of EMS chaplaincy
  • Provide practical tips and strategies for providing chaplaincy support to frontline paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers


Jan 15, 2020

How DID You Decide Who To See Today??


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

  • Spiritual screening identifies someone as having a higher potential for spiritual need than any random person we might encounter.
  • Screening tools do not identify spiritual distress, spiritual need or spiritual injury – they point toward the potential for these. Just as a fever and a rash might signal a need for medical intervention, so to isolation, grief or feeling abandoned by God signal a need for professional spiritual or religious care.
  • Screening for spiritual need is not done by chaplains, but by members of the IDT.
  • When the potential for spiritual distress/need/injury is uncovered and a referral to chaplaincy is made, the chaplain makes a professional assessment and determines a ‘spiritual diagnosis’ based on standardized criteria. The chaplain reports that diagnosis to the IDT, and it is incorporated into the patient’s plan of care SO THAT it reflects the full picture of the patient’s values, life experiences, expectations for care and treatment.