Professional Development

Spiritual Health Association supports the ongoing professional development of spiritual care practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds.

A monthly Professional Development Program is provided in partnership with Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) - the professional association for the sector, and the Australia New Zealand Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ANZACPE).

The program is delivered via Zoom on the second Wednesday each month from March to November with a break in July. Each session runs from 1.30pm-3.30pm AEDT / AEST.

Spiritual Care Australia manages registrations for the PD program. Please click on the links below to view program details or to register for the session/s you wish to join. A more detailed program and the Zoom link will be sent to registered participants a day before/ on the day of the session.

Program Registration

Whole year individual /  group registration 

Spiritual Care Practitioners Professional Development Program - Whole year registration (SCA/SHA/ANZACPE)

2021 sessions:

Wednesday 10 November

Shadow aspects of spiritual care. Are we doing good things for the wrong reasons? Self-reflection and investigating our motivations and desires with Peter Bentley.

Wednesday 1 December -(rescheduled date)

CORE: Guidelines on Quality SC & Practice in action – Assessment and Screening 

Caring for the patient and family - heart, soul and mind: assessing the spiritual care encounter with Christine Hennequin

Each session begins with a guided reflection; an opportunity for participants to come together in contemplation before the presentation. This shared ritual time is a chance to reflect together in a space that is inclusive of different faiths, worldviews, and philosophies, and honours the spiritual backgrounds that enrich our growing community of spiritual care practitioners.

Specific details about each month’s program will be provided in our eNews. Click here to subscribe and scroll down to the bottom to "Stay up to date".

The 2022 program is currently in development. If you have any suggestions for professional development topics, please contact