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Montana, Here We Come

28 Mar
March 28, 2016

Cultural Humility and Native American Culture will be the theme of this summer in the Big Sky Country of Billings, Montana at St. Vincent Healthcare, where I will teach Clinical Pastoral Education to chaplains, seminarians and clergy of various faith traditions.  For three months, we will care for patients/families and visit different Native American reservations to learn from “the living human document,” as the founder of CPE Anton Boisen described.  For me, this will be a Spiritual DNA trip to return to the Crow reservation, where my father was raised.  If you are interested, consider applying to the Rev. Wes Montgomery at TriCities Chaplaincy. Phone: 509-783-7416, ext. 2018

Spiritual Assessment & Intervention Model: An Interactive Workshop

28 Mar
March 28, 2016

I will be speaking at Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, sponsored by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, in San Diego on Monday, April 11th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  My co-researchers Dr. Laura Dunn and Chaplain Allison Kestenbaum, who also studied Spiritual AIM with advanced stage cancer patients in palliative care, will be co-presenting.  Participants will be able to:

1. Understand Spiritual AIM, which includes outcomes’ and utilize the new manual to learn this model in a fresh way

2. Understand the process of creating a manual to teach Spiritual AIM

3. Develop an awareness of previous qualitative and quantitative research findings from a mixed-methods study of Spiritual AIM and current/future research, including manualizing the model and teaching it to professional chaplains

4.  Learn about next steps in research

For more information, go to:

7/23/15 HealthCare Chaplaincy Grand Rounds: Spiritual AIM

06 Jun
June 6, 2015

I will teach at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time on WebX. If you would like a primer on the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model, email: [email protected] to sign up. Participants in the webinar can ask questions via live chat and will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of our first research paper in advance. This is the second in a three-part Grand Rounds series on Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy.

You will receive the article “Spiritual AIM and the Work of the Chaplain: A Model for Assessing Spiritual Needs and Outcomes in Relationships.” Spiritual AIM is a well articulated model of chaplain-patient relationships, which includes assessments, several matching pathways of interventions and outcomes indicating healthy spirituality. George Fitchett has called this model “a masterpiece.” I am so pleased and truly grateful for his remark.

10/17&19/2015 International Congress on Pastoral Care & Counseling

02 Mar
March 2, 2015

The meeting of the ICPCC occurs from October 15 – 21, 2015 at:

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Highway

Burlingame, CA. 94101

Laura Dunn, M.D., Chaplain and ACPE Supervisor Allison Kestenbaum and I will be giving a workshop twice – on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17th, and on Monday afternoon, Oct. 19th.  The topic is “Spiritual Care in Outpatient Palliative Care: Comparison of Patients of Various Faith and Cultural Backgrounds with Advanced Cancer.” Please go to for more information.

4/16/15 Institute for Buddhist Studies

13 Feb
February 13, 2015

I will be speaking about Spiritual Care Research and the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model (AIM) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  There will be an informal discussion over lunch following that.

Institute for Buddhist Studies

2140 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA.  94704

11/13-15 Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care

12 Aug
August 12, 2014

capcI will be speaking at the Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care Annual Meeting on Spiritual Care Research with Palliative Care patients.

The conference is called: “Pathways to Quality Palliative Care.”

November 13 – 15, 2014
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 996-9700

Register Here