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.
|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|
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.
|4-month program for current or aspiring directors of chaplaincy departments|
|Gain the knowledge and experiential tools to lead successful chaplaincy departments|
|Next cohort begins September 2018. Registration now open.|
|Successful candidates will receive the Chaplaincy Management Certificate|
On January 4, 2018, HCCN announced its partnership with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) which is actively pursuing national accreditation with a U.S. Department of Education Recognized institutional accrediting agency. To learn more about ICPT's Clinical Pastoral Education program, click here.
SCA is leading the grassroots, national and global, multidisciplinary advocacy effort that:
|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|
|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
|Sign Petition: Tell Congress That 'Spiritual Care Matters'|
|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|
|Advanced Board Certified Chaplain: The APBCC represents a significantly higher bar than any other BCC process|