Association of Professional Chaplains to Present 2015 Symposium in Mesa, AZ and to Virtual Audiences Nationwide on October 6

Aug 12, 2015, 16:05 ET from Association of Professional Chaplains

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) will hold its 2015 Chaplain Symposium, "Sustaining Organizations through Staff Resilience," on Tuesday, October 6. All chaplains and spiritual caregivers are invited to attend the symposium, which will be presented to a live audience at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ, while simultaneously viewed by remote participants via the Internet. Discounted Early Bird registration is open now through August 21. Full registration closes on September 21.

This year's symposium features four leading experts who will explore ways to promote resilience and foster sustainability within one's practice setting, leading to greater employee engagement and organizational success:

Employee Resilience and Engagement
Rhonda M. Anderson RN DNSc(h) FAAN FACHE, CEO of Cardon Children's Medical Center,
Mesa, AZ

Spiritual Resilience for the Chaplain
Rev. Naomi K. Paget DMin BCC BCETS, professional chaplain at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Houston, TX, and division director for American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care

Cultivating Self for Others: Compassionate Persistence in L'Arche
Kevin S. Reimer PhD, Director of Undergraduate Programs & Student Affairs in the School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Resilience and Health: Self-Regulation within Intense Emotional Systems
Dr. James Boyer LMFT PC, Oregon State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Portland, OR

The symposium will be held at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Mountain Standard Time (daylight savings time not observed). Advance registration is required for in-person attendance or remote participation via the Internet. Complete details and registration are available at the APC website,

About The Association of Professional Chaplains

APC is a multifaith nonprofit organization of chaplaincy care providers endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in need, respecting their individual cultures, identities and beliefs, in diverse settings throughout the world.

The association seeks to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to its members. It also certifies chaplains according to established national standards through its affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. APC has more than 5,000 members, including professional chaplains serving persons in spiritual need in diverse specialized ministry settings throughout the world, such as hospitals, long-term care, hospice, correctional institutions, the military and mental health. APC members represent over 150 faith groups.

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