WORKSHOPS 
Leadership In-Service, Wednesday, May 9, 8:00a-1:00p

The ACPE Leadership In-Service will focus on both Accreditation and Certification.  John Pumphrey, the chair of the Accreditation Work Group, along with other members of the group, will facilitate a session about the underlying philosophy upon which the group has been working, as well as a closer look at the new Standards.  Then, Kitty Garlid, along with other members of the Certification Implementation Group, will facilitate a session on using the New Certification Process Competencies to assess applicants to the CEC process as well as the progress of those already in the process.  

Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday, May 9, All Sessions are 1:00p-3:00p
Registration is required for the ROI Institute Workshops 
In a two-part workshop, Dr. Phillips will introduce the idea of return on investment (ROI) in the context of spiritual care and then provide a hands-on workshop for assessing ROI within one's own context. 

Wednesday May 9, 2018 -  1:00p-3:00p
Introduction to ROI Methodology

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:00p-4:30p
ROI Case Study and Planning for Your Own Study

Fee:  $65 for one session | $100 for both sessions


Presented by:

Jack J. Phillips, PH.D., is a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation.  As Chairman of the ROI Institute, Phillips provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and major global organizations. The author or editor of more than fifty books, he conducts workshops and presents at conferences throughout the world.
Annual Conference Workshops, Thursday, May 10, All Sessions are 1:45p-3:15p
Space in each workshop is available on a first come, first served basis. Pre-selection is not required. 

The New Peer Review Process Workshop

The proposed guidelines for the new peer review process developed by the Certification and Professional Development Implementation Team will be presented at this workshop. A few volunteers will have completed their peer reviews using the proposed materials during the leadership meetings earlier in the week. They and some of their peer reviewers will share their experience of the new process. The implementation team will solicit and evaluate feedback from all workshop attendees. Based on feedback, the team will finalize revisions and publish the guidelines by June 1, 2018.

Records from the former ACPE regions have been compiled at the national office and members due for review will be notified in early June. However, the records may be incomplete so it is ultimately the responsibility of each ACPE Certified Educator to remain in compliance with standards. Two years ago the ACPE Board of Directors voted to require peer review every three years; meaning that anyone who was certified in 2015 or earlier and/or did their last peer review in 2015 or earlier is due in 2018.

Presented by:

Rev. Gary Sartain, ACPE Certified Educator

Can You Hear Me Now? Supervising Students in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Supported by the Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) Community of Practice 

As surprising cell phone videos showcasing police brutality against minorities, specifically African Americans, continues to surface, along with many local governments voting to remove Confederate flags and statues from historic parks and landmarks, fueling controversial White Nationalism rallies and demonstrations, and the recent election of current U.S. president Donald Trump who some say digitally incites bigotry and hate through social media, racial tensions in the United States continue to rise. This current social and political era makes for a sensitive time in Clinical Pastoral Education for supervising students, particularly African Americans. There are specific steps that Supervisors can take when supervising diverse learning groups that creates a safe educational environment which respects all persons’ voice and helps persons learn from each other.

Presented by: 

Rev. Dr. Danielle Buhuro is an ACPE Certified Educator currently serving at Advocate South Suburban and Trinity Hospitals in Chicago, IL. Her current curriculum focuses in four areas: Family Systems Theory, Chronic Illness, Congregational Relationships and Violence. Rev. Danielle is also a board-certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Philanthropy and the Future of CPE
Supported by the ACPE Foundation

What could you do for your CPE Program if you had a few thousand dollars of income each year in addition to what is provided by your institution?  What would it mean to your Center if you had a rainy-day endowment that helped cushion financial future-shock?

This workshop will do three things.  (1) We will share the story of how one CPE Center has over time found many ways of building financial support for endowed CPE educator positions, scholarships, its bereavement program, and for building a new chapel.  (2) Findings from a survey of CPE Centers will be presented, and  (3) some fundamentals of fundraising will be given.

Presented by: 

Russell H. Davis, PhD, ACPE Certified Educator, Professor and Rev. Robert B. Lantz Chair, Patient Counseling, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Director of Pastoral Care, VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia

T. Greg Prince, EdD, Senior Director of Development, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

The World Needs What We Know: Learning in the Here and Now through Systems-Oriented® Lenses
SCT® and Systems-Centered® are registered trademarks of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization.

PLEASE READ: This workshop is an extended, two day program, designed for CEC’s and all Certified Educators. Attendance at all sessions is critical, in order to obtain the full value of this opportunity. 

The workshop will include theory presentations followed by experiential group exploration in a Systems-Centered® group. Two leaders with extensive SCT® training and SCTRI project licenses will lead the group in a three-part process (1.5 hours the first day and 4 hours the second day) based in Systems-Centered® theory. The workshop will end each day with collecting participants’ learnings and applications to their context and their educational process. Participants will learn how basic concepts of SCT® influence membership and leadership behavior. The focus will be on basic concepts of the theory of living human systems and exploring similaries in functional subgroups as a way to integrate difference and manage conflict.

Presented by: 

Rev. Angelika A. Zollfrank, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator, Manager, Spiritual Care at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT. 

Rev. Catherine Garlid, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator, [Retired] Director of Spiritual Care at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health: Insights from Cognitively-Based Compassion Training
Supported by Use of Contemplative Practice in CPE Supervision Community of Practice

A collaboration between Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion Based Ethics and Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how compassion and wellbeing are skills that can be practiced and developed systematically, and understand the rationale for bringing these skills to the healthcare professionals in order to address the alarming statistics of burnout, depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicidality in the healthcare professions.
  • Be able to explain the importance of compassion (as distinct from empathy), what it means to cultivate and extend compassion intentionally through reflective practice, and how compassion can be cultivated and sustained while avoiding the deleterious impacts of empathetic distress and related fatigue.
  • Describe the basic rationale, insights, and practical approach of Emory University’s CBCT®, a contemplative program designed specifically to cultivate and sustain compassion in a way that is accessible to people of any – or no – faith tradition.
  • Become familiar with the research-based benefits of CBCT and the growing field of compassion science.
  • Gain an introductory experience of several of CBCT’s distinct reflective exercises, each of which is designed to build skills to support the professional and personal well-being of healthcare providers.
What is CBCT?
CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), one gains insight into how one's attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others.  (https://tibet.emory.edu/cognitively-based-compassion-training )

Presented by:

Timothy Harrison has coordinated the CBCT®  program at Emory University for four years and has studied contemplative practices for more than two decades.  He regularly teaches CBCT at the Emory University School of Medicine and presents CBCT to many healthcare professionals and organizations including Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare and collaborates associated research projects.

Maureen Jenci Shelton is an ACPE Certified Educator and is the Director of Spiritual Health Education at Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare.  She has been practicing CBCT for over 2 years and is a Certified CBCT ® instructor.   Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare in collaboration with the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics (which houses CBCT®)  , is currently researching the benefits of CBCT for Chaplains. 

Spiritual Care of LGB Elders

This workshop will address direct spiritual care of LGBT elders, curricular ways to integrate this material into CPE programs, and how CPE programs can take a leading role in the cultural change efforts of healthcare systems to being LGBT affirming.  

Many LGB elders who enter healthcare facilities are, or return to being, closeted, and are quite afraid of being open with chaplains.  Workshop participants will learn about the sweep of historical contexts in which today’s nonagenarian LGB elders grew up and lived their spiritually formative years, leading to a disproportionate number being disaffiliated from their religious traditions of origin. Participants will become sensitized to ways of demonstrating LGB competence, respecting an elder’s boundaries, and providing spiritual care within the worldview and social network of the elder.

The workshop will include the sharing of CPE curriculum designed to assist students develop empathy and skill working with LGB elders.  It will also present information about the system-wide initiative by the presenter’s employer to increase the LGBT competence of providers and the culture of welcome to LGBT persons within the resident and patient communities, and highlight how a CPE program can take a leadership role in such institutional change.

Presented by:

Rev. Mary Martha Thiel is Director of Clinical Pastoral Education of Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, Massachusetts, an ACPE Certified Educator, and a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains.  She enjoys the creativity of  being an ACPE Educator.  She helped to develop CPE for Healthcare Professionals, and “On Being a Spiritual Generalist” workshops.  At Hebrew SeniorLife, she created a Jewish Geriatric CPE Center, and has taught specialty CPE units in End of Life Care, Spiritual Care of LGBT Elders, and Spiritual Care of the Nonreligious.  She is a well known presenter and the author of numerous articles in the field of spiritual care.


Extended Workshops, Friday, May 11, Session times vary between 12:30p-4:30p
Space in each workshop is available on a first come, first served basis. Pre-selection is not required.  

12:30p-4:30p: The World Needs What We Know: Learning in the Here and Now through Systems-Centered® Lenses

This workshop is an extended, two day program, designed for CEC’s and all Certified Educators. Attendance at all sessions is critical, in order to obtain the full value of this opportunity. Please see Thursday’s workshop listing for a complete description of this program. 

Presented by: 

Rev. Catherine Garlid, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator, Director of Spiritual Care at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Rev. Angelika A. Zollfrank, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator, Coordinator Pastoral Care at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT.

1:00p-4:00p: American Red Cross Process & Orientation

Spiritual Care with the American Red Cross is taking great leaps & new integration.  In 2017, there were five major activations of Spiritual Care Teams.  ACPE was involved.  Supervisors or CPE Students activated to venues, this meeting is for you to share & process. If you are interested in becoming American Red Cross Spiritual Care Providers as Certified ACPE Educators or involving your CPE students, this orientation will get you and your center started. 

Presented by:

Glenn Caulkins, American Red Cross
1:00p-4:30p: ROI Case Study and Planning for Your Own Study

In a two-part workshop, Dr. Phillips will introduce the idea of return on investment (ROI) in the context of spiritual care and then provide a hands-on workshop for assessing ROI within one's own context. 

Fee:  $65 for one session | $100 for both sessions (see Wednesday pre-conference listing)

Presented by:

Jack J. Phillips, PH.D., is a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation.  As Chairman of the ROI Institute, Phillips provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and major global organizations. The author or editor of more than fifty books, he conducts workshops and presents at conferences throughout the world.

1:30p-4:30p:  Lessons from the Field: Reflections on Past Innovative CPE Projects

This workshop features a panel of past recipients of Innovative Program Awards, grant funds awarded by the ACPE Foundation to support innovative CPE projects that expand CPE into new settings, and/or test new research, methodology or pastoral theology. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from implementing their projects and offer suggestions for how others might design innovative CPE programs. There will also be time for participants to ask questions and share ideas with the workshop panelists.

Moderator: 

Jasmine Okafor, ACPE Development Specialist

1:30p-4:30p: From Getting Noticed to Getting Hired – What to Do! 

Participants will be given practical information in the following areas: taking a professional inventory, developing a memorable and meaningful tagline, writing resumes and cover letters that differentiate, preparing interview answers, formulating CART (Circumstance, Action, Result and Tie-in) stories and questions to ask at interviews. Participants, at the end of this workshop, will have several of the elements necessary for receiving an attractive job offer.

Presented by:

Richard Thorne, Thorne Consulting