Register For Fall Conference (new date), November 7-8, 2018


Due to Hurricane Michael’s visit to NC, registration for our new Fall Education date is open for Fall Conference 2018 at Caraway Conference Center in Sophia, NC!

Click here to proceed to the conference registration page.

Click here for a downloadable flyer of the event to print, post or share.


The conference facilitator is Chaplain Stephen B Roberts, BCC, Past President of the Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains with service on the Board for almost a decade.  Responding to the 9/11 terror attacks, he was the first Spiritual Care Officer overseeing the provision of Spiritual Care through national American Red Cross’s Spiritual Care Aviation Incident Response Team in New York City and then helped oversee the program as the Senior Volunteer from December 2001-May 2002.  Rabbi Roberts is a Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Disaster Chaplaincy Services.

Over the last decade, Rabbi Roberts has worked very closely with the leadership of the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, and other groups on a variety of critical chaplaincy leadership projects.  Rabbi Roberts was part of  helping to create The Spiritual Care Collaborative; co-overseeing and co-guiding the process leading to the Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy, Common Code of Ethics for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral Educators and Students; and participating in the approval of The White Paper.

Rabbi Roberts presently serves as leader of the Temple of the High Country, Boone, NC.  He also functions as an Adjunct Chaplain with Watauga Valley Medical Center.


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00 pm – Pre-Conference Fellowship Event

Join your NCCA friends for board/card games and refreshments


Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:00 am – Registration Opens

8:45 am – Greetings, Welcome, Spiritual Reflection

9:00 am – Session I: Interactive Learning on Trauma and Professional Caregiving

10:45 am – Session II: Chaplain Roberts’ Reflections on Undergoing Personal Trauma

12:00 pm – Lunch

12:45 pm – NCCA Business Meeting

1:00 pm – Session III:The Use of Self in Professional Trauma Care Integration Seminar

2:30 pm – Evaluation and Wrap Up


A total of 4.25 contact hours will be offered.  Registrations accepted through September 28.  Late or cancelled registrations will incur a fee.  Please note that NCCA conferences are held at retreat centers, so please be prepared to bring along necessary toiletries or personal items.


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