Presented by Richard W. Bauer MM, LCSW, BCC and Mrs. Adriana Rengifo, M.A., RP, CRPO
Thursday, November 12, 2020 – 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time
Over the past months, the mental health of clinical colleagues, family members, as well as ourselves has become a source of attention and concern as we daily encounter and seek to live with the presence and continuing impact of our global COVID-19 pandemic. We know our roles as chaplains and the spiritual care of others have grown in importance. Navigating this pandemic, tending to the toll it’s taking on our clinical colleagues, and staying spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy ourselves are all part of our daily life.
This webinar will be a “town hall” format during which our presenters will offer some initial observations and raise questions on this topic. Participants will also engage with one another on this topic in small groups, before returning to the full group for final sharing together.
- Provide perspectives on the mental health issues facing chaplains
- Share resources gained over the past months
- Exchange with others their experiences and resources
- Determine together some next steps for professional development and one’s own spiritual health.
About the Presenters
Mrs. Adriana Rengifo, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (RP), CRPO, is a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She serves as a Clinical Chaplain at Bruyère Continuing Care supporting patients in complex, palliative and long term care. She is also a graduate student in the Catholic Bioethics program at Saint Paul University. Her training in psychology, theology, and counselling with a focus on humanistic existential theory, and a clinical residency as hospital chaplain, have informed her professional practice for the past 8 years. Her graduate research is focused on helping mitigate the impact End of Life issues have on patient’s life by attending to their psychosocial needs through Logotherapy and its meaning seeking therapeutic approach. She is also a certified Couple Facilitator with her local Dioceses and for 7 years has provided intake sessions for couples who are engaged and seek preparation for Sacramental Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church.
Fr. Rick Bauer, MM, LCSW, BCC, is a priest with the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Board Certified Chaplain, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Utah) serving as the Director of Spiritual and Psychosocial Support for the Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief program in Nairobi, Kenya. He is on the Executive Committee of PalCHASE (Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies) and the Leader’s Council of the Global Network on Spirituality and Health with Dr. Christiana Puchalski at George Washington University. He has served on the board and currently on the advisory council for the African Palliative Care Association.
NACC Certification Competencies Covered by the Webinar: ITP 2, PIC 3, PPS 2, PPS 5, OL 1