Spiritual Care Australia 2019
 
 

SCA 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM                            

 
Program is subject to change without notice
SUNDAY JUNE 16 - RESEARCH INTENSIVE 

8:45 am - 4.00 pm 

Learn how research can help you improve your practice of spiritual care. 

Spiritual Health Victoria, Meaningful Ageing Australia and Stirling Theological College - University of Divinity will be hosting the 2019 Pre-Conference  Research Intensive.
 
More details on the one day program can be found by clicking here
 
You will be able to register for this workshop only or for both the workshop and conference. 

2:00 pm - 4.30 pm SCA Conference Registration


4:30 pm - 5.30 pm  Welcome Reception drinks and networking for delegates 

5:30 pm - 6.30 pm - Reflections with Michael Leunig 

6.45 pm - Dinner groups with delegates at various venues (at own expense)


MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019

7:30 am -  SCA Conference Registration opens

8:45 am -  Introduction by Conference Facilitator – Rachael Kohn

Opening Ritual 

Welcome to Country by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Event Opening - Paul Hammat, SCA President & Harriet Ziegler, Executive Officer, SCA
Announcements  


9:30 am - 10.30 am
Keynote 1: Saara Sabbagh, Founder and Chair, Benevolence Australia  

Drawing on the wisdom of her own tradition, Saara will explore the strength to be found by grounding ourselves in our own spiritual traditions  
 

10.30 am -  MORNING TEA AND VISITING EXHIBITS

11:00 am -  12 noon 
Keynote 2: Louise McKinlay, Director Consumers and Partners, Safer Care Victoria 
Louise will discuss the evidence for the importance of consumer focus
 
12:00 noon - 1.00 pm
Keynote 3: Consumer Panel led by Jennifer Greenham, Mental Health Leader, Spiritual Health Victoria
Spiritual Care: what worked and what didn't? 
A rare opportunity to hear directly from three people who have experienced spiritual care support and check in to see if your practice measures up. 
 

1.00 pm -  LUNCH AND VISITING EXHIBITS   


2:00 pm -  Workshop / Seminar Session 1


3.00 pm -  AFTERNOON TEA AND VISITING EXHIBITS 

4.30 pm -  SCA Annual General Meeting 


6.00 pm - Dinner groups with delegates at various venues (at own expense)                                      




TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019

7:30 am - SCA Conference Registration desk opens 


8:30 am -  

Introduction by Conference Facilitator – Rachael Kohn 

 
Gathering Ritual
Announcements

9:00 am -  10.00 am
Keynote 4: 
Finding our way in tomorrow's uncharted territory: Ethical discernment and Spiritual Practice 
Dan Fleming, Group Manager – Ethics and Formation, St Vincent’s Health Victoria 
In this interactive presentation, ethicist Dan will lead participants to consider their skills in ethical discernment and to reflect on how their commitment to ethical practice applies in their spiritual care of patients, clients and co-workers. Then how might this be changed or challenged by ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ legislation? 

10:00 am - 11.00 am
Keynote 5: 
Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation in Victoria 
Mary Draper AM, Member, Implementation Taskforce on Voluntary Assisted Dying, Victoria 
This presentation will provide an overview of Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation and reflect on some issues for implementation  


11.00 am -  MORNING TEA AND VISITING EXHIBITS 

11:45 am - 1.00 pm
Keynote 6:
Panel discussion on ethics and spiritual care facilitated by Rachael Kohn 


1.00 pm -  LUNCH AND VISITING EXHIBITS 


2.15 pm -  Workshop / Seminar Session 3 


3.15 pm - AFTERNOON TEA AND VISITING EXHIBITS  


6.30 pm -  CONFERENCE DINNER 


WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2019

8:00 am - SCA Conference registration desk opens 


8:30 am -

Introduction by Conference Facilitator – Rachael Kohn

 
Gathering Ritual
Announcements

9:00 am - 10.00 am
Keynote 7:
 
Between the 'Unknown' and 'Unthinkable': How We Find Safety through Trauma Informed Care
 
George Halasz, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University
 
Trauma informed care offers principles to minimise professional exposure to the risks, for both patient and carers, of the power of vicarious trauma 


10.00 am - MORNING TEA AND VISITING EXHIBITS


11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Keynote 8:
 How having a Map of Meaning can help us care for ourselves and care for our clients  
Lani Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Map of Meaning International Charitable Trust   
Rigorously researched framework, the Map of Meaning, mirrors what human beings agree makes life and work meaningful. World authority on the Map of Meaning, Lani Morris, will explore how having a map in the world of meaning is as useful as in the physical world. With a map you can work out where you are when you are lost; you can plot new paths forward; you can decide where you want to go and how to get there; you can share it with a friend or a client. The Map of Meaning helps us to care for ourselves, so we can care for others. 


12.30 pm - 12.45 pm: Rachael Kohn - Summary of Conference  


12.45 pm - 1.00 pm: Farewell Ritual 

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm LUNCH AND FAREWELLS