Palliative Care Chaplain Specialty Certification Resources

 
 

In 2014, both the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) developed and implemented models for specialty certification in hospice and palliative care chaplaincy. Both organizations require prior board certification as a requirement of eligibility for specialty certification. In 2018, the NACC and the APC developed a joint process for specialty certification. See the resources below to learn more about the NACC & APC co-authored Palliative Care & Hospice Advanced Specialty Certification Competencies:

The Association of Professional Chaplains has endorsed the California State University Institute for Palliative Care's "Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy" course as a way to meet the educational requirement for specialty certification. Listed below are additional resources for chaplains seeking to prepare themselves for specialty certification. 

Books


Journal Articles- Listed by Chaplain Competency Area

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Books: 

  • Bowen, M. (2004). Family therapy in clinical practice. New York, NY: Jason Aronson; Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 
  • Friedman, E., Emanuel, G., & Crimone, M. (1985). Generation to generation: Family process in church and synagogue. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 
  • Goldenberg, I., & Goldenberg, H. (2004). Family therapy: An overview. “Transgenerational models.” 182–210. Pacific Grove, CA: Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 
  • Kerr, M., & Bowen, M. (1988). Family evaluation: An approach based on Bowen theory. New York, NY: Penguin Books. 
  • McGoldrick, M., Gerson, R., & Petry, S. (2008). Genograms: Assessment and intervention (3rd ed.). New York, NY: W. W. Norton. 
  • McGoldrick, M., & Walsh, F. (Eds.). (2004). Living beyond loss: Death in the family (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Norton. 
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Books:

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Lead True by Jeff Thompson; Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • Leadership is an Art by Max DePree
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni
  • Leading from Within by Parker Palmer
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