For the past 14 years, the Department of Pastoral Care has been hosting health care ministry education days for health care professionals, chaplains, area clergy and congregational volunteers. These day-long conferences provide an opportunity for networking as well as insight into various topics that are pertinent to pastoral care ministries in an institution as well as in a community setting. The pastoral care department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is the only organization in WNY that provides these unique conference offerings twice a year from well-known professionals in their respective fields.
Past speakers include:
Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Author, educator, grief counselor, and Founder and Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, Denver, CO
Dr. Harold Ivan Smith: Holds a doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Smith is a fellow in Thantology recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Doug Smith M.A., M.S., M.Div: Professional speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than 25 years experience as a counselor, therapist, patient care advocate and health care administrator.
Betty Farrell, PhD: Director and Professor of Nursing Research and education, City of Hope, Los Angeles.
Bill Webster, PhD: Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief journey, Mississauga, ON, Canada.
Paul Alexander: Singer, songwriter, psychotherapist, author, actor and performing artist who has shared his music and message of hope throughout the United States and Canada.
Darcie D. Sims, PhD, CHT, CT, GMS: President and co-founder of GRIEF, INC., a grief consulting business and the Director of the American Grief Academy in Seattle, WA.
Richard P. Johnson: Nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Healing and Medical Behavior Sciences.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
*Brochures coming soon