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This 70-hour online course begins November 15 and certificates are awarded the following mid-November. The course will use proven integrative medicine therapies to enhance the integration of chaplaincy skills for Board-Certified Chaplains and experienced chaplains who work in healthcare.

Up to 20 students can be accommodated in the Integrative Chaplain Certificate Course. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Each calendar year, the application deadline is October 15. Selections will be made by November 1 and the course begins mid-November.

Participant Requirements

Chaplains are to complete 30 online modules and demonstrate skills in five of the modalities listed below.

Learning Modalities           
  • Healing Presence
  • Breath Work/Breath Prayer
  • Labyrinth/Meditation
  • Mind Body/Guided Imagery
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Hands-on Healing
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Massage/Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy/Anointing
Online Course Modules – 30 Hours
  • 7 Hindrances to Effective Spiritual care
  • A Theology of Administration
  • Aromatherapy Use in Spiritual Care
  • Breath Prayer
  • Code Lavender
  • Compassion Fatigue: It’s Time To Talk
  • Ecclesiogenic Depression
  • Faith Factors in Research
  • Finding Your Purpose
  • Guided Imagery For Spiritual Guidance and Healing
  • Healing and Humor
  • Healing Presence
  • Healing Visions at End of Life
  • Inspiration and Healing
  • Integrative Chaplaincy for the Future
  • Opening the Gift of Healing Touch
  • Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy: Care of Souls
  • Power of Meditation
  • Religious Ideation
  • Servant Leadership
  • Simple Uses of Reflexology
  • Spiritual Assessment
  • Spirituality and Healing
  • The Art of Delegating Stress
  • The Crisis of Grief
  • The Four Agreements
  • The Harmony of Singing
  • The Power of Religious Resources For Healing
  • The Process of Forgiveness
  • The Wisdom of Intuition Through Spiritual Direction
Total Time Commitment
12 months = 70 hours
  • Online modules - 30 hours
  • Case presentations - 26 hours (12 case reports of 1-3 pages each)
  • Video preparation - 8 hours
  • Mentor consultation - 6 hours

The video will be presented in September to a mentor. It will demonstrate integration of an integrative healing modality into the spiritual care of patients, families or staff.

David Carl David E. Carl

Chaplain David E. Carl is Executive Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church who has served in chaplaincy for 40 years.

David is a Certified Educator in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has served in leadership positions for both of these national organizations and received the prestigious Anton T. Boisen Award from the Association of Mental Health Clergy in 1998 for his creative leadership in the field of religion and mental health.

David remains active on the Atrium Health Ethics Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Council, and Patient Experience. He also leads the Atrium Health Code Lavender program which stretches over three states, 50 hospitals and 900+ care locations.

For more information, contact Rev. David Carl by phone at 704-355-3361 or by email.

Contact Information

Atrium Health, Department of Spiritual Care and Education
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861

Fax: 704-355-1073
Email: Atrium Health Spiritual Care and Education

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