21st Annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day



Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium
810 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

For clergy, seminarians, chaplains, and lay pastoral caregivers

This teaching morning is designed to help clergy and other interested persons learn about the reality of mental illness by learning from our partners in psychiatry. Diagnosis, treatment options and building pastoral skills to minister with those suffering from mental illness will be explored.


The presenters are members of Upstate's Departments of Psychiatry and Spiritual Care, and Hutchings Psychiatric Center. The work of these experts is to practice the "art" of medicine—treating illness while simultaneously developing a therapeutic relationship with the person who is suffering. At Upstate, our mission is to alleviate human suffering through treatment, research and teaching.

Download the invitation PDF document for complete information.

This program is FREE but you must register by June 1 to attend by calling Upstate Connect at 315 464-8668 or toll free at 800 464-8668, 24 hours a day.

If you have any questions, please call the Center for Spiritual Care at 315 464-4236.

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz
This book tells the stories of spiritual care volunteers serving at Upstate University Hospital. Contributions are gratefully accepted so that we can continue to distribute this booklet free of charge.

HealthLink on Air Radio Show

Compassionate Rounds for Healthcare Providers

Rev. Virginia Lawson, PhD,
talks about a new program coming to Upstate called the Schwartz Compassionate Rounds External link, designed to promote the importance of healthcarte professionals listening to one another to enhance patient care.