Events

To learn more about HCCN's upcoming events, follow the respective links below. If you have any questions, please *contact us*.


May 1 – September 15, 2017

CPE.org

CPE.org - Summer Unit

CPE.org offers CPE units built around convenience and accessibility. The online training is fortified with a robust curriculum, group process and other learning through live video conferencing. Clinical hours are performed on site at a local institution that is convenient for the student.

Summer Unit Tuition Cost: $1,800

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May 25, 2017

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Webinar: 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.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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June 5 – August 11, 2017

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CPE Summer Unit – NYU Langone Medical Center

Through hands-on practice, clinical supervision and academic study, CPE students are chaplain interns who learn how to listen and attend to patients more effectively. For instance – how to engage patients and their loved ones, establish rapport and maintain eye contact, pay attention and respond to both verbal and non-verbal communications, and better understand what they are observing during encounters.

Tuition Cost: $950

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June 5 – August 16, 2017

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CPE Summer Unit - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Through hands-on practice, clinical supervision and academic study, CPE students are chaplain interns who learn how to listen and attend to patients more effectively. For instance – how to engage patients and their loved ones, establish rapport and maintain eye contact, pay attention and respond to both verbal and non-verbal communications, and better understand what they are observing during encounters.

Tuition Cost: $950

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June 7, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know About Spiritual Care

This 7-week course is for all health care disciplines, settings, and roles who desire to know more about being a spiritual care generalist within their scope of practice. The course will provide an overview of spirituality and religion, the benefits of spiritual care, spiritual distress, spiritual screening, and spiritual conversations as well as core skills that can improve the interventions that generalists provide. In addition, the benefits of specialist level spiritual care and team collaboration will also be explored.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

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June 7, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Palliative Care Certificate - Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

This 9-week course is for chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians and others on the interdisciplinary health care team who wish to improve their delivery of spiritual care in health care. It provides a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum's National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality. The course addresses the history of hospice and palliative care, spiritual, existential, and emotional issues, social and cultural influences, common ethics issues, working with different ethical frameworks, chaplain leadership, family systems and group facilitation, spirituality research, and self-care.

CE hours: Qualifies for 72 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $595

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June 7, 2017

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Webinar: 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.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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June 14, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Values, Obligations, and Rights: Health Care Ethics

This 7-week instructor-led course is designed to introduce the concepts of biomedical ethics and assist chaplains and spiritual care providers in understanding and applying those concepts to daily professional practice. It includes information on how diverse beliefs and values due to cultural, religious, spiritual, and/or existential beliefs may impact a patient or family’s experience and decision-making. Chaplains and spiritual care providers are in the unique position of serving as mediators and facilitators in the interaction of and care for patients, families, and staff.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

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June 21, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: What We Hear and Say: Spiritual Assessment and Documentation

This 7-week instructor-led course discusses the importance of chaplains and spiritual care providers incorporating into their practice an intentional, informed, and skilled assessment process, along with thorough and clear documentation of their chaplaincy and spiritual care.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

Click here to learn more.


June 28, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Care for All: Cultural Competence, Inclusion, and Vulnerable Populations

All health care professionals encounter diversity when caring for patients and their families. This course is designed for providers from all discipline and will address cultural competence, including self-awareness and effective ways to assess, document, and provide interventions so that persons' beliefs, values, and practices are integrated into their plan of care. It also discusses the needs of vulnerable patient populations including persons who are non-resident aliens, LGBTQ, homeless, incarcerated, low health literate, and mentally challenged.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

Click here to learn more.


June 29, 2017

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Webinar: 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 will explore how and why this works and new uses of sound for healing within the five bodies of consciousness.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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July 12, 2017

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Webinar: 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.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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August 23, 2017

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Webinar: Communicating Spirituality to Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia

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

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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September 11 – January 26, 2018

CPE.org

CPE.org - Fall Unit

CPE.org offers CPE units built around convenience and accessibility. The online training is fortified with a robust curriculum, group process and other learning through live video conferencing. Clinical hours are performed on site at a local institution that is convenient for the student.

Fall Unit Tuition Cost: $1,800

Click here to learn more.


September 13, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Values, Obligations, and Rights: Health Care Ethics

This 7-week instructor-led course is designed to introduce the concepts of biomedical ethics and assist chaplains and spiritual care providers in understanding and applying those concepts to daily professional practice. It includes information on how diverse beliefs and values due to cultural, religious, spiritual, and/or existential beliefs may impact a patient or family’s experience and decision-making. Chaplains and spiritual care providers are in the unique position of serving as mediators and facilitators in the interaction of and care for patients, families, and staff.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

Click here to learn more.


September 13, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Palliative Care Certificate - Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

This 9-week course is for chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians and others on the interdisciplinary health care team who wish to improve their delivery of spiritual care in health care. It provides a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum's National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality. The course addresses the history of hospice and palliative care, spiritual, existential, and emotional issues, social and cultural influences, common ethics issues, working with different ethical frameworks, chaplain leadership, family systems and group facilitation, spirituality research, and self-care.

CE hours: Qualifies for 72 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $595

Click here to learn more.


September 13, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Palliative Care #2 Certificate - Advanced Practice Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

This 7 week course is for health care professionals who have completed the Fundamentals course who want to build upon that knowledge base and continue to develop their skills to improve patient outcomes. It is also for Board certified chaplains wishing to enhance preparation for a specialty palliative certification from a certifying organization and chaplaincy/pastoral care department directors who meet the course requirements and desire to build upon the expertise and contributions of the palliative care team.

CE hours: Qualifies for 72 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $595

Click here to learn more.


September 20, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: What We Hear and Say: Spiritual Assessment and Documentation

This 7-week instructor-led course discusses the importance of chaplains and spiritual care providers incorporating into their practice an intentional, informed, and skilled assessment process, along with thorough and clear documentation of their chaplaincy and spiritual care.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

Click here to learn more.


September 27, 2017

Learning Center

Instructor-Led Course: Care for All: Cultural Competence, Inclusion, and Vulnerable Populations

All health care professionals encounter diversity when caring for patients and their families. This course is designed for providers from all discipline and will address cultural competence, including self-awareness and effective ways to assess, document, and provide interventions so that persons' beliefs, values, and practices are integrated into their plan of care. It also discusses the needs of vulnerable patient populations including persons who are non-resident aliens, LGBTQ, homeless, incarcerated, low health literate, and mentally challenged.

CE hours: Qualifies for 56 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $545 SCA Members. $745 Non-Members

Click here to learn more.


September 28, 2017

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Webinar: 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.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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October 11, 2017

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Webinar: 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.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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November 2, 2017

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Webinar: Protecting the Soul of Spiritual Care

An American pediatric chaplain and a British hospice chaplain discuss the merits and shortcomings of an outcomes-oriented approach to spiritual care.

CE hours: Qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Hours
Cost: $40 Live Webinar. $35 Recorded Version

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November 16, 2017

Wholeness of Life Gala

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April 23 – 25, 2018

5th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference/New Orleans, LA

More Information Coming Soon