Rich Behers

Dec. 6, 2017

Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC, Spiritual Care Program Manager at Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Winter Haven, Florida

Quality Improvement: Best Practices in Designing and Documenting the Spiritual Plan of Care

Help solidify the chaplain’s place at the table with other hospice professionals. Using this methodology in your charting will enhance spiritual care and support of your patients and families.

Valerie Briggs

Nov. 15, 2017

Rev. Valeri Briggs, Lead Chaplain, Kaiser Permanenti’s Irvine Medical Center

The Courage to be a Chaplain

It can be a struggle for chaplains to keep focused on the truth of who they are and what they can provide in the face of politics, ignorance and presumptions around the role of spirituality in health care. How can chaplains rise up to their own truth and speak out from that place of authenticity and courage.

Karen Leberman

Nov. 2, 2017

Karen Lieberman, JD, MSJS, BCC, staff chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Steve Nolan

Nov. 2, 2017

Steve Nolan, Ph.D, MBACP, chaplain, Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, United Kingdom

Protecting the Soul of Spiritual Care

In this transatlantic webinar, the two chaplains talk about the merits and shortcomings of an outcomes-oriented approach to spiritual care.

Rich Behers

Oct. 11, 2017

Heidi G. Greening, DO, FAAP Pediatric Hospitalist
Vinod Havalad, MD Pediatric Critical Care, Medical Director of Pediatric Simulation
Kathie Kobler, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, Coordinator Center for Fetal Care
Kelsey Mora, Certified Child Life Specialist
Carol Stephens, MDiv, BCC, Staff Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator

“I Never Know What to Say:” Interdisciplinary Team Enhancing Communication Skills through End-of-Life Simulations with Medical Residents

Using simulation for medical resident training on communicating with a family around the death of a child. The team includes two physicians, advance practice nurse and child life specialist. The team has presented at two international symposiums.

Phillys Coletta

Sep. 28, 2017

Phyllis Coletta, JD, Director, The Conversation Project in Boulder County

Chaplaincy-Based Advance Care Planning: Partnering to Reduce Readmission Rates

Research shows that strategic Advance Care Planning can in fact help reduce readmission rates, increase use of palliative care and hospice, and reduce patient and family suffering. This webinar will explore specific strategies to use the tool created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to develop workflow and processes specific to patients at high risk for re-admission, and to empower chaplains to become strategic partners and true collaborators in effecting necessary change.

Sue Wintz

Sep. 6, 2017

The Rev. Sue Wintz, BCC, Director for Professional and Community Education, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Chaplaincy Volunteers: How to Develop and Maintain an Effective Program

Expanding the reach of chaplaincy without pulling on the purse strings is on every director’s mind. Engaging volunteers can be the answer: however, for this approach to work, effective programs need to be developed which meet the needs of the organizational setting and the patients served. In addition, volunteers need to have comprehensive training in order to function within their identified duties as an extension of the chaplaincy department.

Rich Behers

Aug. 23, 2017

Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC, Spiritual Care Program Manager at Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. in Central Florida

Communicating Spirituality to Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia

Learn how to use a multi-sensory intervention with music, art, photographs and other imagery that helps these patients experience spirituality in their own way.


Jul. 12, 2017

Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN, or Beth, is Professor, Loma Linda University School of Nursing

Nurse-Provided Spiritual Care: Practices and Perspectives

Nurses are not only the largest health care workforce, but they are also the clinicians on the “front lines.” Although nurses are the most frequent professionals to make chaplain referrals, they also pride themselves for offering patients holistic care that assesses and addresses spirituality. Learn how to recognize how nurses’ spiritual care perspectives and practices can impact collaboration with chaplains and other health care professionals.


Jun. 29, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Jonas, behavioral psychotherapist and sound therapist, Inner Harmony Health Center, Walland, TN

Musical Medicine: The Perfect Energy Medicine

For 25 years, Dr. Jonas has been practicing music medicine in hospitals and private practice to help patients reduce pain and spiritual distress. Her webinar explores how and why this works and new uses of sound for healing within the five bodies of consciousness.

Gordon Ritchie

Jun. 7, 2017

Gordon D. Ritchie, BCC, D Min,

Exiles in America: An Odyssey of Trauma, Recovery, and Wholeness

Great strides are being made to incorporate spirituality into the healing process, but for those who have experienced trauma there is a continued reluctance within the military and our society to aggressively engage the moral “woundedness” of warriors from a spiritual dimension. This webinar will draw on the developmental, behavioral and spiritual paradigms of the moral and spiritual concussion of the soul.

Valerie Briggs

May 25, 2017

Rev. Valeri Briggs, Lead Chaplain, Kaiser Permanenti’s Irvine Medical Center

Taking a Seat at the Interdisciplinary Table

Chaplains bring a new voice to the health care table; a voice of collaboration, courage and competence. While we continue to advocate for and empower hope in patients and families, that same voice can encourage, guide and enhance the team dynamic toward a more holistic and authentic process./span>

Rich Behers

May 3, 2017

Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC, Spiritual Care Program Manager at Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. in Central Florida

Providing Spiritual Care According to Disease Process

Cancer, dementia, heart disease or other illnesses create different kinds of spiritual distress. Understanding how the disease process effects the patient, allows the chaplain to provide the most effective spiritual care for each individual.

Yusuf Hasan

Apri. 19, 2017

Al-Hajii Imam Yusuf H. Hasan, BCC, director of HCCN’s Muslim Institute for Chaplaincy Care

Providing for the Needs of the Muslim Patient and Family

Muslims are one of the fastest-growing populations in the U.S. health care system. This webinar will enable the medical staff and other caregivers, especially the chaplain, to engage patients and families around health care issues such as palliative care treatment, DNR orders, hospice care, end-of-life support, and procedures following death. Learn how the Muslim Halal diet can be accommodated in the health care setting and how to work with patient during Ramadan, a month of fasting and forgiveness when Muslims avoid drinking and eating during the daylight hours.

Linda Golding

Apri. 5, 2017

Linda Golding, MA, BCC, a staff chaplain and coordinator of pastoral services at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Nomita Sonty

Apri. 5, 2017

Nomita Sonty, PhD, MPhil, professor in the department of anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain

Individuals with chronic pain express their pain as life-limiting and researchers have identified spirituality as an active coping process that can affect various health outcomes. Yet spirituality has not been included as an active treatment component within psychotherapy groups for chronic pain patients. Learn to identify strands of spiritual and psychological aspects of chronic pain, examine and practice a transdisciplinary methodology for support and healing.

George Handzo

Marc. 29, 2017

The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB, Director, Health Services Research & Quality, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Sue Wintz

Marc. 29, 2017

The Rev. Sue Wintz, M.Div. APBCC, BCC Director of Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and the Director of Education for the Spiritual Care Association

Moving Towards Excellence in Spiritual Care in a Value-Added World

The performance of health care chaplains is increasingly measured against yardsticks like “excellence” and “value added.” But what do these concepts look like for spiritual care? How do we get our department’s practice to this standard? This webinar presents evidence-based strategies for identifying excellence and value added in our individual setting and moving our department to this standard.


Feb. 23, 2017

Rev. Nancy Lynch, MDiv, BCC director of spiritual care, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and MacDonald Women's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Integrating Pet Therapy Into Spiritual Care

Pet therapy can be a valuable addition to the spiritual care tool kit to help patients and their families and staff make the connections they need with themselves and one another.

When seriously ill young patients are unable to communicate with their human caretakers, the opposite often happens when a therapy dog enters the room. Learn how therapy dog Kayla helps Lynch establish the trust and rapport that is so important in spiritual care; and how Kayla helps her connect with pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients—some of whom are not reachable any other way.

Doug Longstaffe

Feb. 9, 2017

Doug Longstaffe, MDiv, STM, CPE Supervisor and Profession Leader Spiritual Care and Multi-faith Services, Vancouver Coast Health, Vancouver, BC

Exploring the Rub between Spirituality and Religion through Metaphor in CPE

To build a profession rooted in human spirituality in a diverse world we need to understand the basis for connecting spiritually with persons of different religions or spiritual expressions. This ability is critical to developing a core belief and understanding of why interfaith spiritual care is uniquely effective with patients/clients.

Discover a tangible means of exploring shared spiritual experience without violating personal religious beliefs by integrating two metaphors in such a way as to stimulate interpersonal exploration of spirituality and reduce the anxiety that can arise when realizing your own spirituality may be quite variant from someone of your own tradition while being surprisingly similar to someone of a different faith. Such understanding of interfaith tradition becomes pivotal for providing contextual spiritual are to patients/clients from various faith backgrounds and spiritual orientations.

Rich Behers

January 25, 2017

Scott Barron, D.Min, BCC, Chaplain, RML Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care facility in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Is Surrender the Same as Giving Up? Having the Goal of Care Conversation

In the hospital, where people are often described as “battling” their disease, the term “surrender” is seldom encountered but the phrase “giving up” is and it usually carries less than honorable connotations. When the doctor advises the family that aggressive care is pointless, learn how the chaplain can conduct the goal of care conversation. How to help patients and families find some comfort and meaning by journeying with them in the process of reimagining their goals and guiding them towards surrender.