Annual pastoral care training dates announced
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.– The Chambersburg Hospital pastoral care department’s annual training for laypersons on clinical pastoral care in a health care setting will begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Hospital.
The training is a diploma-level course consisting of nine, consecutive, weekly training sessions. Each session will last approximately two hours and 30 minutes. The training includes a one-day off campus retreat to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
The information taught in this course includes: pastoral care of hospital patients; biblical and theological foundations of pastoral care; scripture, prayer, and the congregation; pastoral care approaches to conversation; how to communicate with compassion; pastoral care of children and youth; pastoral care of adults; pastoral care of grieving persons; end-of-life issues associated with religious/ ethical concerns.
The training itself is free; however, participants are required to purchase the course books. In exchange for the training, participants are asked to commit to a visitation period of three hours per week for six months. Upon the successful completion of the training and the visitation period, participants may be certified as Lay Pastoral Caregivers. Applicants will need a letter of recommendation from their pastor.
For more details, please contact Beth Shetter-Ray at (717) 262-4526 or email@example.com. Deadline to register is February 1, 2013.
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