The Ministry of Presence institute (MPI) is a non-profit, whose mission is training community chaplains to offer spiritual and emotional support in the organization of their choice. We also partner with other organizations such as PSR to complement their programs. MPI has been working with AgeSong, who serves the elderly, for three years. MPI is offering an opportunity for seminarians to join MPl/AgeSong in an interdisciplinary internship fall program. Although AgeSong does not identify as an LGBT organization, there are LGBT identified residents. To learn more about MPI, visit our website www.ministryofpresenceinstitute.org
AgeSong (Agesong.com) Assisted Living is a progressive, innovative and resident focused organization, which serves the elder community with disabilities and/or various stages of forgetfulness. AgeSong has three facilities. One in Hayes Valley, the outer Mission and Fruitvale, Oakland. Public Transportation brings you to all three residencies, but a car would be helpful.
The interns will have opportunities to engage in cross-cultural interactions with the residents and the different intermural cultures in the life of each location. Your hours will be split between them. Within the AgeSong communities, your ministerial opportunities would be rich and diverse. AgeSong strives to have diverse communities, staff and interns in ail programs. Chaplain Interns serve the staff, families and volunteers as well.
You will also be joining MFT interns through interdisciplinary conferences. You will have the opportunity to build a professional relationship with an MFT partner as you discuss a particular resident with whom you are both working.
You will also be providing spiritual support to the dying and their families and acquire experience in hospice care. Interns have the opportunity to conduct Sunday services, memorial or celebration of life events and take a leadership role for an annual day of remembrance for those who have died and conduct other rituals as needed.
The program also gives you the opportunity to attend various community celebrations, like the Festival of Lights in December, among other seasonal events. These activities afford contact with family members and working with the staff, to whom you also offer support throughout your stay with AgeSong. We need at least one intern who is bilingual in Spanish/English an\or Chinese/English.
You will have the option of doing your own group, workshop or seminar; for example “Spirituality and Ageing”. You can attend the art therapy groups if you are interested in chaplaincy in the expressive arts. You can participate in any of the resident field trips or activities. Our program is flexible to meet your learning goals during the internship. In addition to working on site, we will take time for group process and care reports so you can get feedback from your peers as you do irt the weekly mentoring hour.
The environments of AgeSong are created to make it feel like home as I hope it will make you feel. I believe you will find your placement enriching for your future ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Chaplain Rick Stanuiknas at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clinical Pastoral Education program at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center currently offers Level 1 and Level 2 CPE through Spring/Fall Extended Units and Summer Intensive Units. We offer a Residency Program from which the student receives four units of CPE. We also offer a second year Residency/ Fellowship program as well.
The Office of Academic Affiliations, in collaboration with Veterans Health Administration Mental Health Services, is motivated to expand opportunities in The Department of Veterans Affairs to train cross-discipline to expand service in the area of mental health. Our second year residency/fellowship positions focus on integrating chaplaincy, psychology, and social work at our medical center into an inter-collaborative training experience.
We are currently accepting applications for these positions. The second year residency/ fellowship positions focus on developing new clinical and educational skills and strengthening existing ones. An individualized learning plan is co-created with the fellow and supervisor to help the student further progress in their particular areas of interest. These areas could include teaching, individual counseling, group work, and/or research.
This position includes a stipend and benefits.
For inquiries or more information, please contact:
Rev. Stacy Kenney
SOJOURN CHAPLAINCY is a multi-faith chaplaincy and spiritual care program at SFGH that was originally formed
and developed in 1982 when the Episcopal Diocese of California partnered with SFGH to establish an HIV/AIDS
ministry for hospital and outpatient patients. Since that time, Sojourn has practiced the mission described in its name:
“to stay with for a time.” Chaplains bring compassion and understanding to patients, loved ones and staff at the
hospital; where a nonjudgmental presence characterized by active listening is a gift in an environment where stressful
situations and circumstances are all too common. Chaplains sit without an agenda, listening to the needs of the
patients, observing the changing needs of the hospital environment and bringing their unique skills to witness, name
and create space for hope, health and healing.
Central to Sojourn is the belief that each person is remarkable and unique and deserving of compassion and
understanding. We believe the ultimate test of any society is how it treats its poor and oppressed members; and
Sojourn ministers to some of society’s most marginalized patients at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma
Center (SFGH), a comprehensive medical center and the sole provider of trauma and emergency psychiatric services
for the City and County of San Francisco. SFGH serves over 107,000 patients per year; is one of the nation’s top
academic medical centers and San Francisco’s public hospital. SFGH compassionately and respectfully provides quality
health care and trauma services to patients that include some of the most socially and economically oppressed,
marginalized, vulnerable and at risk. SFGH staff members are skilled in providing resources for physical, mental and
emotional health and Sojourn provides a critical element of the circle of care by attending to the spiritual needs of
patients, families and staff.
Learning opportunities at Sojourn are primarily clinical as the focus of this internship is 1-1 interaction with patients,
families and staff. Each cohort of students journeys together during the semester and we learn through an action/
reflection model of learning. Interns work closely with Spiritual Care staff to develop learning goals that are tailored
to students wishing to complete their field education or do an internship or advanced field education placement in a
chaplaincy setting. Interns work closely with on-site mentors who offer regular feedback and support. Students
develop a learning covenant and work on specific learning goals, which often include goals related to leadership
development, community-building, and teaching or educational opportunities. This placement requires a 12 hour a
week minimum commitment.
Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center
2nd Year CPE Opportunities – Community Inclusion for Veterans / Couples and Family Therapy (2 Positions)
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center of Cleveland, Ohio currently offers Level 1 and Level 2 CPE through Spring/Fall Extended Units and Summer Intensive Units. There also exists a Residency Program from which the student receives four units of CPE. The center is currently accepting applications for two positions:
Community Inclusion for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness (September 2015 – August, 2016)
This Inter-Professional Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 2nd Year Residency is focused on Community Inclusion with Veterans who experience serious mental illness (SMI) and is in partnership with Social Work and Psychology. The CPE Resident will learn/work alongside other Social Worker and Psychology trainees to assist individuals with attaining self-determined goals and roles in their communities of choice. The resident in this program will develop competency in and have significant exposure to offering spiritual care for individuals who experiencce serious and persistent mental illness, co-occurring addicative disorders, homelessness, and various health or life challenges.
Couples and Family Therapy/Counseling (September 2015 – August, 2016)
This Inter-Professional Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 2nd Year Residency is focused on Veterans and their families who are in need of couples and/or family counseling and therapy, and is in partnership with Social Work and Psychology. The CPE Resident will learn/work alongside other Social Work and Psychology trainees to inter-professionally assess the needs of the veteran and family member(s), and develop and carry out plans of care to help then reach their self-determined goals. The resident in this program will develop competency in and have significant exposure to offering spiritual care for veterns, families, and couples from a variety of patient populations which will include both individual and group counseling/therapy.
Qualified applicants will have successfully completed a CPE Residency and will have successfully met, or will be ready to meet, a consultative committee for moving to level 2 CPE Outcomes, which will be the foci of these 2nd year residency positions.
For any questions or more information please contact Rev. Stacy Kenney at 216-791-3800 ext. 3408 or email@example.com
Fall/Winter Extended CPE Unit September 8, 2015 – January 29, 2016
Clinical Pastoral Education at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA):
Experience-based theological education in a clinical setting
Kaiser Permanente’s brand is Total Health: Body, Mind, Spirit
Provide patient care in the following areas: Hospice, Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Maternal Child Health, Oncology, Cardiac and/or Medical/Surgical units.
KP Diablo has several staff chaplains with whom you interact and from whom you can learn.
Unit Fee: $500
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA) is a Satellite CPE Center of Stanford Health Care, which is accredited for Level I and Level II and Supervisory CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30033-4635 (p: 404/320-1472; web: www.acpe.edu)
To receive more information or to apply for this part-time (21 hrs/week) extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA), a satellite of the CPE program at Stanford Health Care, please contact:
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities – Sojourn Chaplaincy, SF General Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital is a unique environment in which to learn: a busy county hospital providing medical services regardless of economic status. Many of the patients we serve are socially and economically marginalized, homeless, suffer from mental illness or substance abuse, or are victims of trauma or violence.
Current Education Programs
The Sojourn Training and Internship Education Programs introduce students to the work of hospital chaplaincy and assist them in developing spiritual care competencies. The programs include the following methods of learning: didactic seminars; reading & writing assignments; Peer Reflection Group, clinical coverage (direct patient care), group supervisory/reflection sessions, and individual supervision.
Sojourn is affiliated with seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union (and is in the process of developing relationships with other seminaries) for Field Education placements. Field Ed Internships are tailored to students wishing to complete their field education or do an internship or advanced field education placement in a chaplaincy setting. Interns work closely with on-site mentors who offer regular feedback and support. Students develop a learning covenant and work on specific learning goals, which often include goals related to leadership development, community-building, and teaching or educational opportunities