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.
Recently the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Seek publication provided an article about the Shepherd’s Staff volunteer pastoral care program sponsored by the UAMS Department of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education Department that is directed by George Hull.
Al Henager, UAMS staff chaplain, supervises the Shepherd's Staff program which was envisioned by Madge Brown a graduate of the UAMS CPE program. The UAMS Department of Pastoral Care encouraged the emergence of the program as a way in which individuals who have had pastoral care training with Community of Hope or Stephen Ministry serve the cancer center as volunteer chaplains under supervision.
Al Heniger states in the interview, "We want to be present and form relationships that offer patients the chance to talk about the things they want to talk about," Henager said. "We don't have an agenda, except to establish relationships."
The full article can be read by clicking here
Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at July 1, 2009 4:29 PM