ACPEWA Professional Development

Hoping for a Miracle:
supporting patients, families and staff

Date: 10 July 2023

Time: 5:00pm Registration and refreshments; 5:30-7:00pm PD

Location: Holy Family Catholic Church. Cnr Canning Highway and Thelma, Como (Entrance off Thelma St). Ample free parking.

Cost: Members FREE; Non-members $30;
Current CPE participants and recent graduates may be eligible for free entry.

Registration: by 7 July

Refreshments will be provided.

What to expect?

When conventional medicine and treatments no longer offer hope for cure, or are seen as contradictory to the person’s belief system, another lifeline is often sought. We will discuss and explore together what spiritual issues and needs are present and what pastoral carers have to offer.

Presenter: Donna Denmead is a Clinical Pastoral Supervisor from New Zealand who has been providing pastoral care for over 40 years including 17 years as a healthcare chaplain working predominantly in hospice.

Recent ACPEWA Professional Development

February 2023 – “What you Tend to, Tends to Grow”: Exploration of Identity and Reflective Practice with Roslyn Wright

January 2023 – SAVI: a tool to aid communication in Spiritual Care with Susan Liguori

August 2022 – Finding Presence in the Faces of Trauma with Natalie Kay

May 2022 – Supervision as Self Care with Lydia Sterry

November 2021 – Non-Violent Communication with Helen Vester

ACPEWA Professional Development Plans for 2023

We are planning further PD events for 2023. Some possibilities we are working with are:
From What Well Do You Draw Your Strength?
An experience of reflective practice with a local CPE Educator