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Program Overview

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What we offer

Crossroads School of Chaplaincy is dedicated to offering a standardized and evidence-based CPE training program to chaplains and spiritual care providers. We will prepare you to be a spiritual care provider in healthcare, prisons, military, police, fire, marketplace and religious organizations.

​  We run 4 units per year, each unit is 12 weeks long.
  Currently there is class once per week for 2.5 - 3 hours.

Each unit requires 400 hours which include:

  • Didactic Study and Class time (instructor-led onsite and/or interactive distance learning)

  • Clinical (applied learning)

  • Customized Coaching

  • Peer-to-Peer Projects and Assessments



Fees: Each Units costs between $1500 - $1800 (excludes annual membership fees)

Summarized course breakdown: 
(Subject to Change)

UNIT 1

  • Pastoral Care & Family Systems

  • Ministering to Residents

  • Active Listening

  • Contemporary Social Issues

  • Cross Cultural Ministries

  • Introduction to Pastoral Care

  • Spiritual Formation

  • Death, Loss & Grief

  • Spiritual Well-being & Depression

  • Stages of Grief

  • Types of Grief & Loss

  • Complicated Grief & Depression

  • Boundaries for Effective Ministry

  • Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

  • Crisis Counseling, Intervention from a Biblical Perspective

  • Stress & Trauma

  • Terminal Issues, Emotional Experiences of the Dying, After Death

  • When Dying is living, Contradictions and Letting Go

  • Medical Approach to Prayer & Healing

  • Prayer as Therapy

  • Medical Ethics and Advance Directives

  • Establishing the Chaplain’s office

  • Slow Me Down Lord

  • Ministry Partners/“Friend Raining”

  • Boundaries for Effective Ministry

  • Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

  • Crisis Counseling, Intervention from a Biblical Perspective

  • Stress & Trauma

  • Terminal Issues, Emotional Experiences of the Dying, After Death

  • When Dying is living, Contradictions and Letting Go

  • Medical Approach to Prayer & Healing

  • Prayer as Therapy

  • Medical Ethics and Advance Directives

  • Establishing the Chaplain’s office

  • Slow Me Down Lord

  • Ministry Partners/“Friend Raining”

UNIT 2

UNIT3

  • Supporting the Interdisciplinary Team

  • How to be the Agent of Peace during Chaos

  • Meaningful Rituals for Staff

  • The need for Staff Care Part 1 including Emotional Resilience & Staff Well-Being

  • The need for Staff Care Part 2 including Spiritual Distress & Compassion Satisfaction

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

  • Advance Directives & Planning

  • Documents including Wills, Power of Attorney, Physician orders etc

  • Values and Wishes Conversations

  • Communication the ‘Who” &“What”  of Healthcare Values & Wishes

  • Communication the ‘How” of Healthcare Values & Wishes

  • Completing Healthcare Advance Directives

  • HIPAA Compliance

  • Privacy Rights & HIPAA Myths

  • How HIPAA Impacts Chaplains

  • Christian & Sacramental Ministry to the Elderly

  • Spiritual assessment & Documentation

  • History of Spiritual Assessment in Chaplaincy

  • Assessing Assessment Formats

  • Contemporary Assessment Models Part 1

  • Contemporary Assessment Models Part 2

  • Peery’s Approach

  • Overview of Chaplaincy Documentations

  • Whole Person Spiritual Care

  • HIPAA Compliance

  • Privacy Rights & HIPAA Myths

  • How HIPAA Impacts Chaplains

  • Christian & Sacramental Ministry to the Elderly

  • Spiritual assessment & Documentation

  • History of Spiritual Assessment in Chaplaincy

  • Assessing Assessment Formats

  • Contemporary Assessment Models Part 1

  • Contemporary Assessment Models Part 2

  • Peery’s Approach

  • Overview of Chaplaincy Documentations

  • Whole Person Spiritual Care

UNIT 4

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