2013 Fall Conference
A lot of questions are being asked by chaplains, counselors, and congregational leaders concerned about what the future is going to look like for their professions. Questions like:
- Where will the jobs be in the future? Are there emerging opportunities?
- What affect will the Affordable Care Act have on healthcare chaplaincy?
- What affect will the growing number of people living longer (and living longer with serious illness) have on pastoral and spiritual care?
- What opportunities are emerging in the areas of palliative care? Workplace spiritual care? Post-traumatic stress and critical incident spiritual care? Other areas that are primarily outpatient care?
- How is the provision of pastoral and spiritual care in congregations changing?
- What do we need to learn to be prepared for those opportunities?
This fall the Oates Institute will present a major online conference addressing these questions at the intersection of healthcare and congregation, workplace and community. The conference will feature three overlapping tracks for chaplains; counselors, spiritual directors, and social workers; and congregational leaders. It will provide continuing professional education credit for these professions.
Presenters will include:
- Wendy Cadge, Ph.D., Author, Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine
- Valerie Storms, M.Div., BCC, President, Association of Professional Chaplains
- Patricia Appelhans, JD, CEO, Association of Professional Chaplains
- Doug Ronsheim, D.Min., Executive Director, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
- John Swinton, Ph.D., Spirituality and Health, Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Carrie Doehring, Ph.D., Iliff Seminary, developed a PTSD program for the Air Force
- Bruce Rumbold, Ph.D., Palliative Care Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Australia
- Dallas Little, D.Min., Air Force chaplain (Major) working with PTSD
- Mark Grace, M.Div., BCC, Director of Pastoral Care, Baylor Health Care System
- Paul Simmons, Ph.D., Bioethicist, University of Louisville Medical School
- George Handzo, M.Div., BCC, Healthcare Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy consultant
- Patricia Donahoo, D.Min., Director of Women's Ministries, Disciples of Christ
- Clifford Kuhn, MD, Psyciatrist known as the Laugh Doctor, specialist in integrative medicine
- Joseph Steier, JD, President, Signature Healthcare
- Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality, Signature Healthcare
Early registration through May 31:
$39 for members, $120 for non-members -- Membership + conference: $179
Regular registration (June 1-September 20):
$49 for members, $120 for non-members -- Membership + conference: $189
Late registration after September 20:
$69 for members, $139 for non-members -- Membership + conference: $209
Watch for more information coming soon ...