Pastoral Care Courses

The Department of Pastoral Care regularly schedules courses. If you are interested in them, please call (716) 845-8051 for more information. As brochures are completed, they will be added to this page.

Pastoral Care Visitors' Training Program

The Pastoral Care Visitors’ Training Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is designed to provide men and women, ordained and non-ordained of various faith traditions with theoretical, theological and practical approaches to Pastoral Care.

This program is designed to provide men and women of various faiths with professional training in practical approaches to pastoral care. There are four components to this training program. Students attend a four-hour lecture series on Monday evenings; clinical visitation is scheduled throughout the week; small group meetings to discuss patient visitations; and each student meets with a supervising chaplain three times during the training.

The Pastoral Care Visitors’ Training Program is offered every other year. The next training will begin September 9, 2013. Brochure and Registration information now available.

Please click here for a registration form and overview of this program

Pastoral Care Lecture Series
The Pastoral Care Lecture Series at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is open to all interested persons who would like to update themselves on health care issues and pastoral care.

Upcoming Course

Conversations that Need to Happen – An Eight Week Course on Ministry to the Dying and Bereaved
April 28 - June 23, 2014
Brochure and registration information

Previous courses included:
Ministry to the Dying and Bereaved
The Faces, Sounds and Words of Grief: Journeying with the Dying and Bereaved
The Many Faces of Grief
Living With Loss
Understanding the Healing Power of Grief