Providing Pastoral Care in All Kinds of Weather

with Bruce Heckman

May 17-19, 2019

Prepare to better serve your meeting community as a pastoral caregiver.

We will consider how to care for Friends who are homebound, hospitalized, terminally ill, and newly bereaved or grieving. We’ll also explore approaches to helping troubled or disruptive members and attenders and those with mental health problems. Gain skill and confidence to serve your Meeting Community in the area of Pastoral Care.

Bruce E. Heckman, M.Div., PhD., is a retired Hospice Chaplain who continues providing counseling and psychotherapy in part-time private practice. Before attending seminary late in his career, he worked in college counseling centers at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and the University of Texas at Austin and served as the clinical director of an addictions treatment center. He is a long-time member of Pastoral Care and Ministry committees in the Yellow Springs (Ohio) Friends Meeting and has led workshops at FGC Gatherings and small conferences. He is a long-time member of Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling and currently serves on its steering committee.

Register by May 1: $280-200/adults; $125/ages 13-22; $70/ infants-12; 175/commuters

After May 1: $260/$145/$90/$195

Childcare with 3 weeks notice.



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