Continuing Education Credits

Certified Health Care Chaplain


Requirements for Certification:
Must be 18 Years or Older
Currently a US Citizen
Include a personal Resume that includes current or past employment/volunteer history
4 Documented Personal References with emails and contact numbers
Copies of any Certificates or College Degrees
Titles, Dates, and Number of Hours for each related classes you taught

Details
Application Review Fee: $20.00 (Non-Refundable)
Credential Study Tuition Cost: $400.00
Annual Recertification Fee (every two years): $100.00
Program STUDY Credits: 20 credit hours
Program PRACTICUM Hours: 12 hours
*Required Study Manual to Purchase: (TBA)
*FREE Required Evidence-Based Practices Study Tools: (TBA)

Additional Requirements
May require an additional Handbook 

Note: The initial Application Review is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.

COURSE OUTLINE
Certified Health Care Chaplain

Course Description

The heart of Health Care [Clinical] Chaplaincy integration is multidisciplinary care coordination. Proactive clinical integration is key. Greater coordination between providers will improve patient healing outcomes and provide better management of patients with multiple complex co-morbidities and diagnoses.

Session Objectives

Our initial areas of study concentration will include, but not be limited to: critically ill or Hospital-based clients, High-risk health patients (for example, diabetics with multiple chronic diseases such as hypertension or heart failure). Crisis Intervention and Management, Faith-based/Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling, and Critical Illness Hospice Care Services.

The Certified Health Care Chaplain - (CHCC) Clinical Integrated Services Certification is a Grandfather one-year Training curriculum that aims to better equip Chaplains in the provision of clinical integration multidisciplinary care to various populations who may be facing a crisis, critical/near-death illnesses, and/or mental health problems. The (CHCC) Certification is comprised of [4] Unit Modules and 12 hours of Onsite Clinical Practicums. Each study Module is comprised of online distance modules and 12 hours of Onsite Practicum training. Distance modules typically include 50-60-minute video didactics, readings, and regularly scheduled one-hour group study conference calls/webinars. Each distance module can be completed at any time. While the majority of this Certification will be completed via distance education, a number of assignments and activities are integrated throughout the study to enhance learning and interactivity.

Students will learn religious and cultural sensitivity, crisis intervention, bedside spiritual ethics, end-of-life transition skills, family grief delivery methods, hospice and patient home health special needs, pre-funeral planning, and post-funeral special needs. 

What You Will Learn

  • Students will learn religious and cultural sensitivity, crisis intervention, bedside spiritual ethics, end-of-life transition skills, family grief delivery methods, hospice and patient home health special needs, pre-funeral planning, and post-funeral special needs.

You should be able to...

  • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
  • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
  • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger and aggressive behavior.
  • Know techniques in controlling anger, aggression de-escalation, and particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
  • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
  • Know tips in identifying the anger problem.
  • Express a feeling or position using I‐messages.
  • Understanding of how holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  • Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution‐building.
  • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
  • Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger‐provoking situation.
  • Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
  • Learn and practice de‐escalation techniques.
  • Implement Anger Management Prevention Program for Group Facilitation through Matrix Approach.
  • Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced through group activities.
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    Note: The initial application is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.


    THE ROLE, MEANING, AND PURPOSE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES TRAINING

    WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES (EBP)

    EBP refers to using the best available evidence for decision-making and providing efficient and effective care. Evidence-based practice is a conscientious, problem-solving approach to clinical or faith-based practice that incorporates the best evidence from well-designed studies, patient/client values and preferences, and a Practitioner's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care. It is a method by which Practitioners across the healthcare and faith-based professions review and assess the most current, highest-quality research to inform their delivery of care. Although there is no precise standard for what constitutes evidence-based practice in specialty training, the approach consists of three main components and five basic steps.

    1

    Best External Evidence

    Evaluate and implement the most current, clinically or faith-based soul-care centered relevant, and scientifically sound research.

    2

    Individual Clinical or Faith-Based/Spiritual Expertise

    Draw on your personal experience of what has worked and not worked in your clinical or faith-based/spiritual practice.

    3

    Client/Patient Values and Expectations

    Consider and value the preferences of your individual client/patients. Levels of evidence in both healthcare and/or faith-based/spiritual expertise research can be grouped into four categories according to how credible the information is. These four categories, ranging from the most credible to the least includes.

    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Evidence from cohort, case-control, or observational studies
    • Expert opinions that are supported by experience, studies, or reports.
    • Personal experience (clinical or faith-based/spiritual expertise

    LLU uses various parts of a series of Evidence-Based Practices Study Manuals or KITs created by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health, and Human Services.

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    Benefits Of Offering Evidence-Based Studies

    Evidence-based practices have proven to lead to better service to patients/clients, equip specialty services providers, and institutional educational outcomes. Build more quality care teams and implement impactful study modules that are state-wide acceptable for most workplace required credentials, possible college prerequisite studies credits approval and clergy best practices.

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