2015 annual conference

The conference’s workshops included these topics:

  • Demonstrating the Value of Integrating Spiritual Care in Health Care Through Increased Patient Satisfaction
  • TeleChaplaincy: The Online Practice of Professional Chaplaincy
  • The Impact of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training on the Perceived Incidence of Workplace Incivility Among Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses
  • Chaplain Visits and Patient Satisfaction
  • The Distinctiveness of Pediatric Chaplaincy and Related Developmental and Training Implications for Spiritual Care
  • Increasing Spiritual Care Awareness in Oncology Nursing Staff to Provide Quality Holistic Patient Care
  • Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model: Articulation, Evolution and Evidence
  • Spiritually Integrated Therapy: A Curriculum for Mental Health Providers
  • Educating Health Care Practitioners in Spiritual Care – A Tradecraft Workshop
  • Can Trusting God Be Bad for Health? A Look at the Research
  • Addressing Cumulative Grief as an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team
  • Implementation of a Mental Health Certification Program for Chaplains
  • The Role of the Chaplain in Medical Education: Fostering Inner Personal Growth as Part of Professional Formation of the Students


Intensives topics were:

  • Online Education for Spiritual Care – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Spiritual Care Research in the Palliative Care Setting – Issues and Possibilities
  • Integrating Spirituality Into Clinical Practice: Enough with the Lip Service, Let’s Talk the Talk


In addition to the keynote and plenary speakers, conference faculty came from a wide range of health care institutions and organizations including:

  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • University of Chicago
  • Duke University
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Rush University
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Life’s Door-Tishkofet, Israel
  • United States Veterans Administration
  • Institute for Palliative Care at California State University San Marcos
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Arnold Palmer Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The six keynote and plenary speakers give their impressions of the Conference in this short video here.

View photo album from the conference here.

View list of faculty and their organizations here.

View list of sponsors and professional chaplaincy associations with links here.




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