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LEARN CHAPLAINCY THE RIGHT WAY!
The world today more than ever needs the chaplain
With so much natural devastation such as tornados, fire, hurricanes, and other unforeseen events, the church has become more than a place of worship. It has become a place for pastoral care during times of disaster. Offering emotional and spiritual care to someone can be difficult during a tragedy. How do you provide care for someone who has just lost everything? How do you console grieving parents who have lost a child? Today, more than ever, emergency services are looking to the chaplain for pastoral and emotional care during a time of need.
Providing pastoral care
When emergency services knock on your door during a disaster, are you equipped to meet the demand? Here at CTI, we have trained hundreds of pastors, chaplains, and church laity to meet that demand. We will teach you chaplaincy the right way with more than 30 years of chaplain experience. Our unique training program explores the world of law enforcement, fire, prisons, hospital ministry through the lens of chaplaincy.
Learn Chaplaincy the right way
Students will learn the basics of Christian counseling. Imagine learning how to read body language (Para-Linguistic Communication) to reveal what a person is thinking in times of despair. Students will learn helpful communication techniques when dealing with police, prison, and other emergency services personnel. Learn to avoid the pitfalls that get a chaplain fired due to a lack of experience and much more. If you're looking for an opportunity that can better prepare you for the work of chaplaincy, then we can help you to achieve your goals.
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Endorsed by Chaplains College School of Graduate Studies (4 credits awarded each graduate) Enroll now!
Session 01: Introduction to Industrial Chaplaincy Session 02: Chaplains and Volunteers in Prison Session 03: Duties of the Emergency Service Chaplain Session 04: Emergency Protocols Session 05: Pastoral Confidentiality and Ethics Session 06: Dealing with Suicidal People Session 07: Death Notifications Session 08: Biblical Counseling 101 Session 09: The Building Blocks of Counseling Session 10: Gathering Information - Part 1 Session 11: Gathering Information - Part 2 Session 12: Personal Assessment Forms Session 14: Critical Situational Stress Session 15: Traumatic Stress Reactions and Children Session 16: Grief and Bereavement Session 17: Preparing for Approaching Death Session 18: Healing Conversations Session 19: Contraband and Search Procedures Session 20: Anatomy of a Setup Final Exam
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Industrial chaplaincy
a) Pastor vs Chaplain b) Chaplains in Law Enforcement Overview c) The Fire Chaplain Overview d) Prison Ministry Overview e) The Hospital Chaplain Overview f) The Hospice Chaplain Overview g) The Corporate Chaplain Overview h) The Three Levels of Chaplaincy i) Ecclesiastical Endorsement j) The Professional Paid Chaplain k) The Volunteer / Reserve Chaplain l) Visitation Chaplains
Lesson 2 -Chaplain/Volunteers in the Prisons
a) When Arrested b) Maximum Security Inmates c) Comparative Chaplain Duties d) Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) e) Definition of Sexual Misconduct f) PREA Reporting Laws g) Response Protocols h) When to Activate the Alarm i) Preservation of Evidence j) Victims vs. Perpetrators k) Dynamics of Sexual Abuse / Harassment in Confinement l) Common Reactions of Victims of Sexual Abuse / Harassment m) Communicating with the Victim n) The Anatomy of a Setup o) How to Prevent Boundary Violations p) Self-Evaluation
Lesson 3 - Duties of the Chaplain
Agency Confidentiality A Ministry of Presence Providing Comfort during Crisis and Trauma Officer Involved Shootings In the Line of Duty Death Visit Sick or Injured Callouts and War-Bags Crisis Intervention Overview Notifying next-of-kin in death or serious injury incidents Victim Assistances Spiritual Guidance and Care Special Events
Lesson 4 - Emergency Protocols
Command Structure Emergency Call Outs Providing information Incident Command Protocols Prison Riots Arriving on the scene of a Traffic Accident The Communicating the right way Ride Along Radio Traffic
Lesson 5 - Pastoral Confidentiality and Ethics
Confidentiality - Case History Mandated Reporter Gratuity and Favors Chaplain Badge and Uniform
Lesson 6 - Dealing with Suicidal People
Suicide Callouts and on Scene Protocols The Jumper or Man with a Gun Attempted Suicide - Do’s & Don’ts Zone of Safety Common Misconceptions about Suicide Asking Key Questions Look for warning signs Lesson 7 - Death Notifications
· In Person · Time and Certainty · Notifications in Pairs · Use Plain Language · Compassion during Crisis · What not to say · Viewing the body · Work Place Notifications · Hospital Notifications · Debrief the Chaplain · Notification Specific to Suicide · Survivors Response
Lesson 8 - Biblical Counseling 101
Spiritual Counseling vs. Psychology Common Reasons for Seeking Counseling There are Two Major Reasons for Seeking Counseling There are two goals in Biblical counseling There are Two Major Types of Counselee The Five –Step process of Biblical Counseling
Lesson 9 - The Building Blocks of Counseling
The Three Building Blocks needed to build a Relationship during Counseling How empathize with others Use Appropriate Non-Verbal Communication
Lesson 10 - Gathering Information
Listening and Observing the Counselee The Need to Gather Facts Digging Deeper Active Listing Listen Beyond Attitudes and Feelings Control the Flow of the Talk What is Halo Data? Learning about a Person from Body Language Material for Questions Productive Questioning
Lesson 11 - Personal Assessment Forms
Information Collection Tools Personal Discovery Assignment Form (PDA) Marriage and Family Information Page Discovering Problem Patterns (DPP) Taking Thoughts Captive Worksheet
Lesson 12- Biblical Process of Change
Carnal Feelings vs. God’s Will Taking Responsibility Elements of True Repentance Renewal of Mind Maintaining Change
Lesson 13- Critical Situational Stress
Dealing with a Recent Death What is Critical Situational Stress? Counseling during Critical Stress Preparatory Checklist for Debriefing Phases of Debriefing Common Immediate Stress Reactions Symptoms during a Crisis
Lesson 14 - Traumatic Stress and Children
Three Basic Postures Key Points when Dealing with Children’s Grief Children / Post Crisis Behaviors Symptoms from Crisis Ways Parents Can Help Their Children
Dealing with Death and Dying
Lesson 15 - Grief and Bereavement
Grief comes in Waves. Obsession with the Death Definitions, a quick checklist Reactions to Grief When to Make a Referral
Lesson 16 - Preparing for Approaching Death
If they die today, are they ready to meet Jesus? Normal Physiological Signs and Symptoms during the Final Stages of Life Giving Permission Saying Good-Bye Bedside manners Things to Know About the Dying Habits of Effective Comforters
Lesson 17 - Healing Conversations
Four steps to the Conversation Process What to when counseling the bereaved Communicating with those in Grief What to Say and What not to Say
Questions and Answers
What does Board Certification by CTI represent?
Today, many emergency services agencies are asking newly appointed chaplains for proof of knowledge of basic chaplaincy. Our training incorporates 30 years of chaplain experience. We teach you to be a chaplain the right way. CTI/CCSGS Board Certification confirms the candidate’s ability to function as a volunteer or professional chaplain. The program also ensures that potential chaplains have been trained in ethics and institutional protocols. Why should I seek CTI certification?
CTI Trained students are equipped to distinguish the boundaries, authority, role, and task that correspond to the role of a chaplain. CTI certification authenticates to hiring agencies the candidate’s commitment to seek understanding and strive for excellence in the field of chaplaincy.
How are classes conducted?
For those seeking to attend live classes, CTI has training affiliates throughout the US, Canada, and Great Britain. Our online self-study program is an excellent option for others looking for a more affordable solution. Students who choose the self-study method will have 24-hour access to our online classroom.
If I have questions about my studies, do I have access to a professional trainer?
Yes! If you have any questions, professional trainers are just a phone call away.
The online video lectures included in your course will be your classroom portion of the program. Even though book reading is a requirement for course completion, it should be considered homework. Some topics in the lectures may also be expanded upon in the book, while others may not be covered. As a result, the video and study book should be studied separately, with the text supporting those topics not covered in the video. Be sure to take notes during the lectures. Some things discussed during the classes may be on the final exam.
When you click the enrollment link below, you will be directed to our online classroom, where you can enroll and access the most up-to-date chaplain training program.
Once your account is set up, you can begin your studies. After completing each lesson, you can proceed to the next module. After completing lesson 20, there will be a final (online open book) exam.
After successfully completing the final exam, you will be issued a beautiful college certification certificate by the CCSGS College Board of Examiners. Student Payment: You can pay for your training upfront ($300) and save $60.00 or, if more convenient, choose monthly installments of $30.00 for 12 months. Now is a great time to enroll!