Please go to Course Content for this module. Download and print the Chaplaincy Ppt and watch the video while following the notes. Print out and read the articles.


Write an APA-formatted reflection paper around 1,000 words on 1) what you gleaned from the articles, and 2) from each of the presenters by name and type of chaplaincy, and 3) how you, as a counselor, might collaborate with chaplains in the future to assist your clients. In a reflective post/paper you may use the first person.


(“What you gleaned” and “reflective” means do not simply regurgitate the chaplain’s story – personalize the lessons learned). 

 Chaplaincy notes in PPT in BB content

In this forum you will find the PowerPoint (see attached above) to the video links and links to articles. The video is over two hours, so block that time before you sit down to watch it. Take note of what each chaplain tells you about his or her field as you will give a reflection about that in your paper.

2. Here is the link for the chaplaincy video and Powerpoint.

Chaplain Video PPT


3. Please print and read the following articles. You may refer to these articles in your paper, especially at the end when you answer the question of how counselors and chaplains can collaborate with each other to meet clients’ needs. 

Good Outcomes Require Time

Responses to Freestanding Stories

Role of Pastoral Intervention

Meaning of Assistance




Chaplaincy Video


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Dr. Evelyn Biles


Christopher Frederick, MA


Video-Taped 3/29/2007


4 Chaplaincy Branches





Hospice Chaplaincy

Marie Pogorelec – Hospice Chaplain


Became interested in Hospice Care after her mother died2 Years on the job

Hospice Chaplaincy



End of Life Care

Patients are diagnosed as having 6 months or less to live

Hospice chaplains work with people suffering from a gamut of diseasesThe Chaplain works with a team of health care workers

Hospice Chaplaincy

People in Hospice have the need to reconnect to:


Local ChurchGod

Healing Relationships

Hospice Chaplaincy


The Patients in Hospice care need emotional support

They are often looking for purpose and meaning in their death

The Chaplain is there to be an empathetic listener and a prayer partnerThe Chaplain needs to be able to deal with her own issues facing death, dying, loss, and grief, because she will be facing these challenges everyday

Hospice Chaplaincy

The Power of Listening in action


The Story of a World War II veteranHaving a listening ear helped him to express the memories he had and in turn it helped him to sleep

Navy Chaplaincy

Jack Galle – Navy Chaplain

Navy Chaplaincy Requirements


A Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s of Divinity or 72 hours of graduate work

The Chaplains must be ordained by their faith groupThey must have 2 years experience in their church or faith organization

Navy Chaplaincy


A Navy Chaplain is there so people of faith can practice their faith, whatever it may be

They are there to allow people to exercise their faith

Navy Chaplains serve the Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and MarinesThey bring the news of death to a family when a soldier has passed away

Navy Chaplaincy

Three Roles of a Military Chaplain




Navy Chaplaincy

 To Provide for those of their own faith

                e.g. Bible studies, counseling etc.

 To Facilitate for people of other faiths

                If the chaplain can’t meet a soldier’s needs he or she helps to find a chaplain or clergy of the soldier’s faith

 To Care for people regardless of their faith

                The chaplain can always be comforting and sympathetic regardless of a faith base

Chaplains :


Conduct Worship

Provide Sacraments

Conduct OrdinancesProvide Pastoral Care

             Act as Ethical Advisor

Navy Chaplain


 Spend time with



Supported by the Congregation

Responsible to Local Body of believers


Spends time with people with no faith background

Supported by the taxpayers

Responsible to the Commanding Officer

Hospital Chaplaincy

George Rodriguez

Hospital Chaplain at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

As a chaplain he has the advantage of spending quality time with people

Hospital Chaplaincy

There are a variety of settings within the hospital:




Labor & Delivery

Hospital Chaplaincy

Hospital Chaplains have to deal with:

Angel of Death Stigma

Wanting to fix things

The constant learning process

Patients bringing in their relationship problems

Cultural sensitivity

Police/Fire Chaplaincy

Randy Garner – Police/Fire Chaplaincy

22 years in ministry

Unpaid position

Full time pastor

Police/Fire Chaplaincy

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Two types of CISM


Unplanned –      The majority of a fire/police chaplain’s CISM is unplanned

They conduct ride-alongs; they offer stress management, counseling, marriage counseling, and more

Police/Fire Chaplaincy


  Defusing – Immediate on the scene processing; often chaotic and in the moment

Debriefing – After the incident; an organized process

Police/Fire Chaplaincy

On Call 24/7

Confidentiality – Won’t be broken for supervisors, county, etc.

The chaplain is often the First Responders’ first choice for counseling

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – attributed to a number of authors

A chaplain’s responsibility to First Responders

Show them you care

Let them know that what they are going through is real

Let them know they can get through what they are facing

Why is there a need for a Fire/Police Chaplain?

First responders need someone they can trust

The chaplains can go where others cannot

To help the first responders through a crisis in their lives

To give the first responders hope and encouragement