2019


Miriam Berkowitz

July 17, 2019

Rabbi Miriam Berkowitz, BCC

Pastoral Care In Israel

A brief overview of pastoral care in Israel (similarities and differences with USA; brief history and trends) plus (since one of the distinctive facets is a focus on texts, both for the caregiver's own enrichment and as a tool to use with patients and families), a text study on Elisha and the Oil: Finding Resources Within - II Kings Chapter 4


James Parker

May 8, 2019

James Parker, Ed.D, MDiv.

Self-Compassion: A Key Element of Self-Care for Clinical Chaplains

How can clinical chaplains care for others when they are faced with their own personal/professional challenges? It is the primary charge of the clinical chaplain to be present with persons who are engulfed by spiritual suffering affected by the realities that constitute his or her hospitalization. In this way, self-compassion is fundamental to the clinical chaplain who is compelled to demonstrate compassion daily.


Heidi Kraft

Marc. 20, 2019

Heidi Kraft, PhD.

The Watch: Chaos, Crisis and Inner Strength for Faith Leaders

This webinar will cover these topics:

  • Describe the effect of acute or chronic stress or vulnerability on the inner reservoir in caregivers.
  • Discuss the paradox that exists with faith leaders and other caregivers regarding self-care and reliance on others.
  • Explain the importance of watching out for other caregivers and allowing them to care for you in moments of crisis, chaos or change.


Michael Rabow

Marc. 20, 2019

Michael W. Rabow, M.D., FAAHPM

The Current Status, Models, and Future of Outpatient Palliative Care

Dr. Rabow will describe the current status of outpatient palliative care in the United States and consider some of the most important trends in this key area which aligns the health care value patients seek and health systems need.


Cruce Lyons

Feb. 13, 2019

Rev. Richard Cruce, ThM, BCC
Fr. Robert Lyons, MDiv, BCC

"Beyond Pain, Yoga, and the Hollow Smile: Navigating Secondary Trauma and Self-Care with Knowledge and without Guilt.”

Spiritual Caregivers routinely encounter others in moments of pain, struggle, and recovery. In this webinar, the nature and effects of secondary trauma are explored, and practical guidance is offered in developing a plan of self care that speaks to the individual needs of caregivers as they address the stress of life and vicarious traumatization.


Rich Behers

Jan. 23, 2019

Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC.

Sights, Scents, and Sounds: Communicating with People Living with Dementia

If you have been assigned patients with end-stage dementia, you know the challenge of communicating with them. Rich Behers almost gave up on chaplaincy after his first day of visiting patients with dementia in a long-term facility. What we will explore is a method that is proven to enhance communication with this population of patients. Also, Rich will share with you an exciting research project launching in January of 2019.