Module 1 introduction to chaplaincy
The Transforming Chaplaincy Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership is a direct response to chaplains and patient experience leaders across the country’s professional needs and desires. The chaplain’s overall work experience is only half of it; the other half is how the chaplain fits into the interdisciplinary medical team and the administrative structure of the system. This program builds on the groundbreaking contributions to spiritual care made by Transforming Chaplaincy. Participants will be more effective at showing the benefits of research-based spiritual care and will be able to assist institutions in furthering their missions by paying closer attention to patient needs.
“Chaplains must be able to communicate their value to their healthcare leaders and show why spiritual care is an important part of providing high-quality patient care. Transforming Chaplaincy’s Spiritual Care Management training will prepare them to do just that.”
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Although there are more than a dozen chaplaincy organizations in the United States that provide varying education/training, no other organization that trains and certifies chaplains can demonstrate the use of a standardized, evidence-based curriculum or the scoring of skills and competency tests. This is the SCA distinction, and it sets a higher standard for chaplain certification than any other.
BCC (Board Certified Chaplain): Chaplains who have earned or will earn the title of Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) have demonstrated competence in performing all of the usual duties that chaplains are responsible for. To apply for BCC, you must meet the following requirements.
Advanced Techniques Board Certified Chaplain (APBCC): For chaplains who have successfully completed a standardized test of core knowledge derived from evidence-based quality indicators for spiritual care, as well as a simulated patient exam that evaluates competency in direct patient care. Advanced Techniques Board Certified Chaplains (APBCC) have undergone standardized training and testing in areas such as department management, HIPAA rules, the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of spiritual distress, cultural competency, advance care directives, patient clinical care, staff support, grief, and bereavement, among other important subjects. APBCC Requirements To Apply For APBCC
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Joining the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC), Board Endorsed Clinical Chaplain (BECC), or Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) demonstrates your commitment to the highest professional standards and ethics. ACCC accredited and approved practitioners have demonstrated a commitment to professional development as well as a commitment to the spiritual well-being of those they serve.
A board-certified chaplain is a professional who works for the Veterans Administration or in other contexts that require full board certification and meet BCCI’s requirements. Hospitals, military bases, hospices, long-term care facilities, correctional facilities, first-responder agencies, and corporate settings are among them.
A board-endorsed Clinical Chaplain works in settings that do not require compliance with Department of Veterans Affairs requirements. Hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, correctional facilities, first-responder agencies, and corporate settings all employ Board Endorsed Clinical Chaplains.
The role of the hospice chaplain
This is probably one of the most divisive issues in professional chaplaincy, at least from what I’ve heard, but it’s an important one to think about if you’re thinking about becoming a Chaplain. I’ll give you a quick rundown of the options, their advantages and disadvantages, and what I’m going to do. Keep in mind that these are just my personal views based on my limited experience, and they aren’t meant to be a comprehensive, in-depth comparison. I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to do your own homework and study. Continue reading for my thoughts on the two main certifying bodies, as well as the “what, me certified?” option.
Other organizations offer special certifications for those considering a career in chaplaincy, but I don’t think most of them are worth your time or money. Many of these programs only award awards, which are good for your resume but aren’t the same as board certification. I suggest working on these after you’ve completed the BCCI or CPSP certification process. “Do I need certification at all if I’m already working as a professional Chaplain?” you might wonder. It’s a difficult question to answer. Before pursuing professional certification, I worked as a hospice chaplain for several years. My employer didn’t require it, and I honestly don’t believe they cared, so I didn’t. However, when I lost that job, I was forced to compete with those who already held the BCC title, putting me at a disadvantage. Some jobs, such as those at the local VA, demanded it. Other jobs, on the other hand, may not necessitate any kind of professional certification.