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Holding Hands

Welcome to HCRC

Your primary  source for Pastoral Care Support in the hospice environment.

Coming Soon: Self-directed Chaplaincy Courses Right Here!


Registration Open for Fall CPE
September 3-Orientation 7PM
ALL Students
Choose Your Cohort:
Monday Afternoon 1-4PM Eastern
Monday Night 7-10PM Eastern
Tuesday Night 7-10PM

The HCRC CPE program equips each student to provide that type of care using all of the modalities of Classical CPE combined with practical application.

Enhance Pastoral Skills

Provide More Effective Patient Care

Explore Supervisory Opportunities



At HCRC, we are passionate about providing resources, training, and certifications to enable chaplains to provide the best possible care to patients in hospice. Our programs are designed to help chaplains develop the skills necessary for compassionate and effective patient care. Our founder, Dr. Rich Behers, is a recognized expert in hospice chaplaincy and our courses are created with his guiding philosophy in mind.

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Clinical Pastoral Education

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We've worked with some of the nation's leading hospice and healthcare service providers



Dr. Rich Behers, , BCC, CFHPC is credentialed as a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains and a Clinical Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Care by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.  Dr. Behers is a CPE Training Supervisor/Educator credentialed with CPE-International. 

He created this Resource Center to aid and strengthen Hospice Chaplains.  In so doing every topic has been rigorously reviewed for the highest and best in content and applicability.  

Rich Behers


Our resources were created to aid and strengthen Hospice Chaplains.  In so doing every topic has been rigorously reviewed for the highest and best in content and applicability.  In other words, the Chaplain can successfully integrate the material into his or her chaplaincy role.

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Taking CPE with Dr. Behers has really enhanced my pastoral care skills.  The insights Dr. Behers gives in his class have given me the confidence to work with others during challenging times.  It is amazing to see how the Dementia Care Protocol calms patients and brings a little bit of peace to their lives.​

- Sue L .


There are times where you need a sounding board or you just need help.  Contact Dr. Behers at for consultation.  He has the experience and know-how to assist you in solving difficult issues in your department.  From building a highly effective Team of professional Chaplains, to leading that Team to the highest Satisfaction Scores on the Family Satisfaction Survey, to terminating a Chaplain, Dr. Behers can provide clarity on the issues and offer a path to success.


Consults can happen in person, on the phone, or through a visit to your company for a seminar-type meeting.  Dr. Behers is known for creating training material for nearly any issue a Chaplain can face, which gives confidence that he will make his presentation specific to your setting.

Throughout his career, Dr. Behers has spoken to workshops at various cognate group annual conferences.  Those presentations were event-specific.  He will do the same for you.

Fees are on a sliding scale so the smallest department can afford this service.  Call or text Dr. Behers at 863-370-6865 for more information.  The first call is free of charge. 


"It is my passion to educate and inspire Chaplains to be the absolute best practitioners of pastoral care because the dying deserve the best."  Dr. Rich Behers

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