Catalog Advanced Search

Search by Categories
Search in Packages
Search by Format
Search by Type
Search by Date Range
Products are filtered by different dates, depending on the combination of live and on-demand components that they contain, and on whether any live components are over or not.
Start
End
Search by Keyword
Sort By
  • Fifth Webinar: Ethics in the Extraordinary Time of Pandemic

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2021 at 3:15 PM (EST)

    This presentation first will review ethical principles and duties in ordinary times. Next, ethics in an extraordinary time of pandemic will be considered, focusing on certain competing principles and on the constancy of rights. Finally, ethical issues in the workplace will be examined, with particular consideration of responsibilities and subsequent issues of moral distress.

    This presentation first will review ethical principles and duties in ordinary times. Next, ethics in an extraordinary time of pandemic will be considered, focusing on certain competing principles and on the constancy of rights. Finally, ethical issues in the workplace will be examined, with particular consideration of responsibilities and subsequent issues of moral distress.




    Continuing Education

    Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to earn up to 2.0 continuing education hours based on attendance.

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Catherine R. Seeley

    Retired VP for Ethics and Mission

    Saints Medical Center

    Catherine R. Seeley’s professional background includes healthcare administration, medical ethics, crisis, grief and transition. She also has been an educator/consultant for hospices, home healthcare agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and healthcare systems around the country. During Catherine’s term as hospital vice president for ethics and mission, she instituted ethics education seminars for all employees, created the ethics consult team, conducted ethics rounds and wrote the organization's handbook, Mission, Integrity and Conduct in the Workplace. She created and chaired the Ethics Committee, served on the organization's institutional review board (IRB) and numerous other committees. Prior to her role as hospital vice president in Massachusetts, Catherine was director of bereavement services and served as chair of the Clinical and Organizational Ethics Committees at a fully accredited, two-hundred-bed palliative care specialty cancer hospital in New York for persons with advanced, acute cancer. A national and international lecturer in ethics, values and corporate integrity, and leadership and mission, she has served on adjunct faculties teaching courses on justice in society at Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York; in healthcare ethics and in life transitions and crisis management at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York; and at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine’s Health Care Ethics Program. Catherine’s book of poetry about creation, conscience, change and hope, entitled Beauty Noticed, was released in 2020. Her article about the pandemic, “When Life Changes: Calming the Chaos of Crisis with Mindfulness,” will appear in the Winter 2021 volume of Listening: Journal of Communication, Ethics, Religion and Culture. She also is the author of articles in healthcare and ethics as well as a novel, Mea Culpa. Catherine Seeley is a graduate of Marywood University in Pennsylvania and of Fordham University in New York.

  • Fourth Webinar: Washington Update 2021

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The state of healthcare-related policy at the federal level is ever-changing, especially during this time of pandemic. Ms. Curran will discuss the Biden administration’s personnel and policies and the new Congress in terms of what is on the horizon for long-term care. Topics will include health coverage, strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, the relationship between racism and health equity, and the latest Coronavirus/COVID-19 policies.

    The state of healthcare-related policy at the federal level is ever-changing, especially during this time of pandemic. Ms. Curran will discuss the Biden administration's personnel and policies and the new Congress in terms of what is on the horizon for long-term care. Topics will include health coverage, strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, the relationship between racism and health equity, and the latest Coronavirus/COVID-19 policies.




    Continuing Education

    Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to earn up to 1.0 continuing education hours based on attendance.

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Kathleen A. Curran

    Senior Director of Public Policy

    Catholic Health Association

    Kathleen A. Curran is Senior Director of Public Policy at the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Ms. Curran coordinates the development of public policy positions for the Association and works with other CHA staff to communicate CHA's public policy positions to Congress, the executive branch, the membership and other outside organizations. Ms. Curran has previously held positions at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. 

    Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Ms. Curran practiced law in Boston, MA, with the firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart. Ms. Curran is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law and Yale University.

  • Third Webinar: Seeking Balance in Everyday Experiences

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2021 at 12:45 PM (EST)

    Exploring our understanding of the four emotional responses—anger, anxiety, fear and grief— will allow us to better comprehend how these feelings impact our response to those we care for. Contributing to and being part of a healthcare team affects our work and personal life. Awareness of the qualities of a healthy team can contribute to the balance between work and our personal health and well-being.

    Exploring our understanding of the four emotional responsesanger, anxiety, fear and grief will allow us to better comprehend how these feelings impact our response to those we care for. Contributing to and being part of a healthcare team affects our work and personal life. Awareness of the qualities of a healthy team can contribute to personal health and well-being.  


    Continuing Education

    Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to earn up to 1.0 continuing education hours based on attendance.

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Father William J. Jarema

    BA, MS, M.Div, MAS, NCC

    Mercy Center, Inc.

    Father William Jarema is the Founder and Program Director of the Mercy Center for Healing the Whole Person, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with numerous satellite programs throughout the United States and three foreign mission projects in the West Indies.

    He is also the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Society of Missionaries of Mercy, a private association of the Christian faithful of clergy, laity, men and women, married and single. The Society of Missionaries of Mercy is a lay institute for the training of men and women as spiritual companions, spiritual directions, inner healing providers and inner healing specialists, lay missionaries dedicated to a spirituality of mercy and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. As a community, they are dedicated to the vow of conversion of life and the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
    Father Bill has provided workshops, retreats and clergy conferences nationwide. As a part of the Mercy Center team, he offers a residential pastoral care treatment program for men and women seeking healing and resolution to personal and professional growth issues, a 13-week sabbatical program, and a summer 4-week Spiritual Directions training/renewal program in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Father Bill is a national consultant and educator for profit and nonprofit corporations and a National Certified Counselor, Spiritual Director, Workshop and Retreat Director. Father Bill specializes in whole person healing, typology and team building, corporate development management and assessment, marriage, family and organizational addictions/dysfunction, and an eclectic approach to healing, wholeness and well-being.


    Author of:

    Fathering The Next Generation: Men Mentoring Men, Crossroad Publications, 1994.

    There's a Hole in My Chest: Healing and Hope for Adult Children Everywhere Crossroad Publications, 1996.

    Creating a Parish Think Tank: A program for helping parishes assess and explore resources, evaluate ministries discover hidden potential and design a 5 year-old Pastoral plan. 1996. Distributed by Mercy Center, Inc.



  • Second Webinar: Understanding the Nature of Prejudice

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/08/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Social researchers tell us that if we hope to eradicate racism and heal the racial divide, then it is imperative that we all learn more about the sociological and psychological forces that give rise to racial intolerance, implicit bias, microaggressions and xenophobia.  This workshop is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the nature of prejudice, its roots and its consequences

    Few would deny that the challenge of healing the racial divide in our nation is a major concern to most Americans. However, while racism afflicts the United States, many Americans are not aware that the issue of racism is a worldwide problem. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared “racism is a global problem” and stated, “flouting international law, racism pervades all countries.” (UN General Assembly, 2014) 

    Social researchers tell us that if we hope to eradicate racism and heal the racial divide, then it is imperative that we all learn more about the sociological and psychological forces that give rise to racial intolerance, implicit bias, microaggressions and xenophobia.  

    This workshop is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the nature of prejudice, its roots and its consequences. Topics addressed will include the following:  

    • A brief history of racism in the United States 

    A cross-cultural analysis: racism in Japan, China, India, Brazil and Africa  

    • Recognizing the 3 building blocks of racism: stereotypes, microaggressions and implicit bias 
    • Strategies for overcoming racial tension at the workplace 
    • Moving forward together (reflections from Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, etc.) 

    It is hoped that this workshop will give participants a deep insight into both the conscious and unconscious forces lurking in the human heart that give rise to prejudice and racial discrimination.  


    Continuing Education

    Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to earn up to 3.0 continuing education hours based on attendance.

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Sr. Annelle Fitzpatrick

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    St. John’s University

    Sr. Annelle Fitzpatrick is a Sister of St. Joseph. She holds a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology. For the past 25 years, Dr. Fitzpatrick has been a member of the faculty at St. John’s University. Her passion is interfaith dialogue and bridge-building between diverse religious traditions. In addition to teaching, she has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Australia on numerous topics related to issues in cultural competency, such as “Death and Dying: The Prayers, Rituals and Beliefs of World Religions,” “Jesus and Mary in the Holy Quran,” “Religious and Cultural Dos and Don’ts,” and “Cultural Clues and the Patient Encounter.” Dr. Fitzpatrick also serves on several boards and has numerous publications in journals such as Health Progress, The Journal of Human Development, Vincentian Heritage, and The Journal of the National Medical Association. 

  • First Webinar: Looking Beyond Covid-19 With Hope

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/08/2021 at 12:45 PM (EST)

    Creating a positive and proactive frame of reference will assist those in the helping profession to expand their compassion satisfaction. Assessing personal compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress will aid each helper in fine-tuning their personal healthcare plan.

    Creating a positive and proactive frame of reference will assist those in the helping profession to expand their compassion satisfaction. Assessing personal compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress will aid each helper in fine-tuning their personal healthcare plan.


    Continuing Education

    Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to earn up to 1.0 continuing education hours based on attendance.

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Father William J. Jarema

    BA, MS, M.Div, MAS, NCC

    Mercy Center, Inc.

    Father William Jarema is the Founder and Program Director of the Mercy Center for Healing the Whole Person, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with numerous satellite programs throughout the United States and three foreign mission projects in the West Indies.

    He is also the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Society of Missionaries of Mercy, a private association of the Christian faithful of clergy, laity, men and women, married and single. The Society of Missionaries of Mercy is a lay institute for the training of men and women as spiritual companions, spiritual directions, inner healing providers and inner healing specialists, lay missionaries dedicated to a spirituality of mercy and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. As a community, they are dedicated to the vow of conversion of life and the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
    Father Bill has provided workshops, retreats and clergy conferences nationwide. As a part of the Mercy Center team, he offers a residential pastoral care treatment program for men and women seeking healing and resolution to personal and professional growth issues, a 13-week sabbatical program, and a summer 4-week Spiritual Directions training/renewal program in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Father Bill is a national consultant and educator for profit and nonprofit corporations and a National Certified Counselor, Spiritual Director, Workshop and Retreat Director. Father Bill specializes in whole person healing, typology and team building, corporate development management and assessment, marriage, family and organizational addictions/dysfunction, and an eclectic approach to healing, wholeness and well-being.


    Author of:

    Fathering The Next Generation: Men Mentoring Men, Crossroad Publications, 1994.

    There's a Hole in My Chest: Healing and Hope for Adult Children Everywhere Crossroad Publications, 1996.

    Creating a Parish Think Tank: A program for helping parishes assess and explore resources, evaluate ministries discover hidden potential and design a 5 year-old Pastoral plan. 1996. Distributed by Mercy Center, Inc.



  • The COVID Crisis: The Lessons We Are Learning

    This presentation will address what we have learned and will continue to learn as we face this pandemic.

    During this unprecedented time, we have learned much, and we will continue to learn as we face this pandemic.

    During this workshop, three Communities will share their experiences and the changes they have made in order to address the many challenges caused by this virus. They will share their stories of understanding the need for transformation, implementing practical procedures and processes, and learning positive lessons from their experiences.

    This webinar is designed for individual members of Congregations as well as leadership and healthcare providers.

  • On-Demand Video for Rent: Is it Alzheimer's?

    This webinar gives an overview of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and how caregivers define a resident's quality of life.

    Is It Alzheimer's? 

    There are multiple diseases that can cause dementia, which is an umbrella of symptoms that affect memory, thinking and can make daily life very complicated. Since more than one disease can cause dementia, it can be difficult to decipher what is actually causing the dementia. Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, will describe:

    • How Alzheimer's disease (the most common disorder that causes dementia) affects the brain
    • Causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease
    • How caregivers define resident quality of life


    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

  • On-Demand Video for Purchase: Is it Alzheimer's?

    This webinar gives an overview of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and how caregivers define a resident's quality of life.

    Is It Alzheimer's? 

    There are multiple diseases that can cause dementia, which is an umbrella of symptoms that affect memory, thinking and can make daily life very complicated. Since more than one disease can cause dementia, it can be difficult to decipher what is actually causing the dementia. Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, will describe:

    • How Alzheimer's disease (the most common disorder that causes dementia) affects the brain
    • Causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease
    • How caregivers define resident quality of life


    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

  • On-Demand Video for Rent: Identifying Your Inner Leader

    This webinar discusses reflective leadership and how to handle everyday challenges with confidence.

    Identifying Your Inner Leader

    It is a challenging task to be in a leadership position. You are directing a team and leading others by example. Author Thomas Mann once said, “If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t understand anybody else.” Terrance McGuire, Ed.D begins this session by asking, “Does knowing who you are benefit you as a leader?” In this insightful talk, Mr. McGuire discusses the importance of knowing who you are as a leader because, as a leader, you have the ability to influence people in your personal and work lives. He offers a reflective discussion on how finding your inner leader is not only a spiritual journey, but a journey that takes time to feel secure in a new leadership role.  In this presentation we will discuss: 

    • How knowing yourself can help you to be a better leader
    • The 5 principles of developing your inner leader

    Terrance McGuire, Ed.D, D.Min

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.

    Terrance McGuire is a specialist in the area of organizational mission and human development. He brings leadership experience from 40 years in the not for profit sector as an educator, corporate executive, and consultant. His experience includes working with all levels of religious and lay leadership and boards in Catholic health care, Catholic social services, and other ministry-based organizations in the USA and Canada. He presently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Terry holds a Doctorate in Education Degree (Ed.D) for the International Graduate School and a Doctorate in Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. Terry is a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Chicago serving the faith community of St. Alphonsus in Lemont, IL.

  • Compassion Fatigue: A Self-Care Imperative

    Recorded On: 08/11/2020

    This presentation will focus on the meaning of compassion and distinctions between burnout and compassion fatigue.

    This webinar will outline some concrete steps that are available to all to help restore and heal the mind, body and spirit that are impacted by compassion fatigue, at any time, but particularly in this time of COVID-19.

    This webinar is designed for individual members of Congregations as well as leadership and healthcare providers.

    Mary T. O'Neill, BCC, D. Min.

    Retired VP of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education, Catholic Health Services

    Mary T. O’Neill has over 30 years of experience with training Ministry students for national board certification as Chaplains and spiritual care providers to patients, families and staff persons in healthcare. She is certified as a Pastoral Educator through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Mary T. is also a Licensed Therapeutic Massage Therapist and has worked many years in care for persons struggling with illness, disability and the diminishment of age. For 18 years, Mary was employed as the Assistant Administrator/Director of Pastoral Services at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY, a specialty palliative care hospital that emphasizes care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Her recent employment for 13 years was with Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHSLI), NY, as VP for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education. Catholic Health Services is a health system that covers a wide spectrum of health and behavioral services. She received her master's degree from St. Louis University and her Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary. She is currently actively retired and living in Maryland.