Volume 24
Number 1
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

Providing Relational Support to Paramedics After a Bad Call

The following article was published by EMS1.com.  Russel Writes: “The categorization of whether a job is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ becomes ambiguous when a job leaves a significant impact on the psyche of the personnel. Such jobs may be ‘good’ due to the clinical challenge. However, if they involve children, traumatic deaths, multiple patients, or suicide related deaths, they may well be considered ‘bad’ because of the emotions attached to the incident. The extent to which a job is classified ‘bad’ is dependent on the individual practitioner. ‘Bad’ jobs are those that the paramedic strongly identifies with due to the emotional impact or the way in which they identify with the event.” Read More


February 2022 – A Message from APC President…

The board has been reading and reviewing all the correspondence it has received from members, non-members, past board members, and stakeholders in the field of spiritual care since we announced […]

February 2022 – BCCI News & Updates

Updates to BCCI Chaplaincy Certification The Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.® certification commission met December 7–8, 2021, for two three-hour sessions. At the request of the Anti-Racism Task Force of […]

APC is Saying Goodbye to Longtime Staff

APC is delighted and saddened to announce the upcoming retirement of Diane Gerard, Membership Coordinator at APC.  Diane has been an exceptional member of our national office staff for over […]

Board Departures

The APC Board of Directors has received and accepted resignations from two members of the board.  Jana Troutman-Miller BCC (Former APC Secretary) and Renato Santos DMin LMHC BCC (Former Director).  […]

Call for APC Annual Award Nominations

The APC recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of pastoral care through our Annual Leadership Awards. From administrators who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the development of chaplaincy […]

Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2022 Joint ACPE/APC Conference

Registration for 2022 Joint ACPE/APC Conference is now open.

Submit Your Education Proposal Today

The Education Committee is accepting proposals for APC Professional Education Webinars and other educational sessions for 2022 and beyond. There have been requests for webinars that take the next step beyond […]

Give Back to APC with Your Time and Talent

Are you interested in becoming more involved with APC and BCCI?  Do you want to add your voice to one of the volunteer committees or taskforces serving your professional association?  […]

Spiritual Formation during the Coronavirus Pandemic

When the test result came back positive a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I’d followed all the recommendations – two vaccine shots, physical distancing, mask-wearing, handwashing […]

Request for Photos: What Does Chaplaincy Look Like?

APC is in the process of updating the look and experience of our website and we are asking you for help.  APC would like new photos for the APC website […]

CSU’s “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy” 

California State University in conjunction with Association of Professional Chaplains is now accepting registrations for several cohorts for their course “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy”.  CSU accepts registration all the way […]

Resource Reviews

Emotional Intelligence for Religious LeadersRoy M. Oswald, John Lee West and Nadyne Guzman (Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, 115 pages, hardcover, ebook, softcover) The Mindful Self-Compassion WorkbookKristin Neff PhD […]