MEMBERSHIP

SCA Membership is a vital resource for health care professionals, clergy and organizations

EDUCATION

SCA Learning Center with evidence-based curriculum

CERTIFICATION

SCA Board Certification and Credentialing for Chaplains
SCA

Making Spiritual Care a Priority

The Spiritual Care Association (SCA) is the first multidisciplinary, international professional membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care.

 

2017 Message From SCA's President & CEO    

 

Important Facts About the Spiritual Care Association    

 

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Membership Is Open to:

All individuals and organizations committed to the delivery of optimal spiritual care, as a vital component of whole person care and the overall patient experience. We offer three categories of membership:

Health Care Professionals, including but not limited to

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Patient Advocates
  • Administrators
  • Volunteers

Community Clergy and Religious Leaders

Organizations and Institutions

What SCA Offers Members

Engages and offers education to multiple interest groups so more people in need receive effective spiritual care
Opens access to new evidence-based knowledge base: Online Learning Center
Provides valuable resources to contribute significantly to career development
Creates a powerful voice for spiritual care
Offers new paths for chaplaincy credentialing and board certification

 

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Annual Conference

2018 Caring for the Human Spirit Conference

The annual membership gathering of the Spiritual Care Association takes place each year during the Caring for the Human Spirit Conference®, presented by the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. This interdisciplinary, international conference is a transformative professional experience for nurses, social workers, chaplains, doctors, clergy, administrators and other professionals. SCA members receive special member pricing to attend this conference.

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CPE logo

For anyone interested in CPE but whose work, personal or other responsibilities have prevented them from taking conventional CPE units. CPE.org is offered by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN). HCCN is an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.-accredited CPE center.

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Spiritual Care Fellowship in Palliative Care

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Gain a Powerful Voice for Advocacy

SCA is leading the grassroots, national and global, multidisciplinary advocacy effort that:

Sign Petition: Tell Congress That 'Spiritual Care Matters'
Is uniting the voices of individual and organizational members to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care so that more people receive the help they need
Empowers chaplains
Gives chaplains a seat “at the table” when major decisions are being made about policy and reimbursement for inpatient, outpatient and home care
Thanks chaplains and other involved members of the interdisciplinary health care team for their extraordinary work by creating and publicizing the new annual Spiritual Care Day
(May 10)
Sign Petition: Tell Congress That 'Spiritual Care Matters'

 

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Chaplain Credentialing and Certification

Credentialed Chaplain: Anyone currently working as a chaplain but is not board certified and meets SCA’s requirements merits the title of Credentialed Chaplain (CC)
Board Certified Chaplain: SCA offers two paths to Board Certification

 

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