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Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Unit
Call for Proposals
For the 2022 Annual Meeting, Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care will host two sessions: an open call co-hosted with Psychology, Culture, and Religion and an invited panel.
- Ethical Care? Moral Advocacy and the Challenge of Working in Institutions (Co-sponsored with Psychology, Culture, and Religion Unit)
Given the growing consensus among spiritual and therapeutic caregivers that moral advocacy is central to their professional identity, how might spiritual caregivers understand the future of their work in institutional contexts like hospitals, prisons, the military, or others that demand neutrality on political matters such as racial and social justice? And how might pastoral psychotherapists and clinicians negotiate the increasing emphasis on integrating spirituality as a morally-neutral “tool” in psychotherapeutic contexts? We welcome proposals that answer these questions directly or in any way address the moral complexity of operating as professionals at the intersection of spiritual and clinical care in institutional settings.
- Chaplaincy is an inherently diverse field
In the wide range of sites and institutions in which chaplaincy is practiced, in the identities of practitioners and those seeking care, and in the clinical and theological models used for care. For its second session, Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care will host an invited panel of scholars and practicing chaplains that intentionally highlights the diversity in the field, sparking imagination for innovations in research, practice, and education for practitioners in this field.
Statement of Purpose
Steering Committee Members
Tara Flanagan, Maria College1/1/2022 - 12/31/2027
Trace Haythorn, ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024
Aaron Klink, Duke University1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024
Leigh Miller, Maitripa College1/1/2022 - 12/31/2027
Shelly Rambo, Boston University1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024
Feryal Salem, American Islamic College1/1/2022 - 12/31/2027
Monica Sanford, Harvard University1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024