Everything tagged with chaplaincy program
Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:00 am
Some 30 people, with various interest in Buddhist chaplaincy attended the first â€œBuddhist Chaplaincy Conference: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,â€ co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Sati Center Program for Buddhist Chaplaincy at the Jodo Shinshu Center , Saturday, May 7, 2011.
Rev. Jennifer Block, a teacher at the Sati Center, and Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, IBS Pastoral Care professor, presented a wide range of material on Buddhist Chaplaincy including a definition of chaplaincy and spiritual care, the day to day duties of a chaplain in various settings, and what distinguishes Buddhist chaplains.
They also described the path to becoming certified chaplains including the graduate academic program at IBS, the training program at the Sati Center, and the role of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Rev. Rod Seeger, the retired Director of Spiritual Care Services at University of California San Francisco medical center gave a presentation on the work of the chaplain, particularly in hospital setting based on his years of service as chaplain and chaplain supervisor.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 9:47 am
â€œBuddhist Chaplaincy: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,â€ a conference with Rev. Jennifer Block and Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.
Rev. Block serves as a Director of Public education for the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and founder of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at the Sati Buddhist Center for Buddhist for Buddhist Studies. Dr. Kinst is the coordinator and primary professor for the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the IBS.
This event will provide information to chaplains who provide spiritual care and support in places such as hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. In recent years, Dharma practitioners have been exploring chaplaincy as an opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation and profession.
This event is open to the public. Donations are welcome.
For more information, please visit our website or the Sati Center.
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:26 am
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new Certification Program in Buddhism and Psychotherapy for clinicians who wish to deepen and expand their practice as psychotherapists through a rigorous study of the Buddhist teachings. Rev. Judith Daijaku Kinst, Ph.D., IBS Adjunct Professor, states that the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one for both the individual psychotherapist and for the practical integration of Buddhist teaching into contemporary Western society.
The program will begin in the Fall 2009 semester and requires eight classes, the equivalent of a year of graduate level study, plus additional half-day clinical training sessions each semester that the student is enrolled in the program.
Admission to the program will require demonstration that one is already either a licensed psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, pastoral counselor, or other professional; or Buddhist ministers with substantial training, or a clinician who has completed the MA or PhD, and is currently completing hours for licensure.
In addition, the IBS will offer the Master of Divinity Degree ( MDiv) starting in the fall. The three year professional degree is common to all seminaries throughout the United States, and will fulfill chaplaincy requirement for the Association of Professional Chaplains.
For further information on the two programs, contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies.