The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to "recovery of the soul" and promoting competency in the clinical pastoral field.
Al Henager is a staff a Chaplain at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a member of the Little Rock, AR CPSP Chapter. Through the years he has given attention to developing a model for Volunteer Pastoral Care Providers. He recognizes that many chaplains face the difficulty of increased demand of service but without the financial resources to hire paid staff.
While on a CPSP site visit to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to review the CPE program I was intrigued by my conversation with Al and his thinking about the model he had developed. He described it this way:
"With financial and personnel resources shrinking for health care chaplaincy, good stewardship demands the creative use of community pastoral care resources. This model offers a program for chaplain departments in certain settings to use pastoral care volunteers while still maintaining professional standards and integrity. A paradigm is presented for Board Certified Clinical Chaplains to be the mentor and supervisor of pastoral care volunteers."
He has given workshops of this subject where he presents his creative model that has the following goals:
• Become aware of the scope of pastoral resources available in your community for the welfare of patients.
• Be able to articulate the appropriate times to train, supervise, and utilize pastoral care volunteers.
• Gain tools for recruiting, training, and supervising pastoral care volunteers in appropriate health care settings.
Given the phenomenal growth rate CPSP has experienced in the number of people seeking and receiving credentials as CPSP Board Certified Clinical Chaplains and Associate Board Certified Chaplains, Al wanted to offer his Power Point programs to the CPSP community and also to any chaplain who might find it useful. You will see below all of the PP files listed for download.
Al's generosity extends beyond his willingness to share his work via the PowerPoint materials. He is willing to provide consultation and guidance for those who might want to further explore the use of volunteer services in order to extend their pastoral care services. If interested, please contact him by email.
Perry Miller, Editor
Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at April 27, 2007 12:10 PM