Samuel Blair is a full time Chaplain with Bridges Hospice in Pittsburgh, PA, and has been involved in hospice care since 2003. He recently completed certification to become a Board Certified Chaplain and Certified Pastoral Counselor through the Pittsburgh CPSP chapter.
My first experience in hospice care took place in Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT where I volunteered during seminary at Yale Divinity School. I had no sudden apocalypse where I knew that I would be a hospice chaplain forever. In fact I fell in to this position after being laid off from a church position where I headed the counseling and adult education programs. Prior to that I had been involved in geriatric psychology, psychiatric testing, the philosophy of religion, counseling and health care. It has been through this winding path that I’ve found myself where I am today.
I received the BS and MA degrees in psychology from Geneva College and the MDiv from Yale Divinity School. I also completed four units of CPE through the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Center.
I love music, need to read more, and try not to take things so seriously. The photos featured in the header are all my own, taken on trips to Newfoundland, Canada.
If you like the blog please let me know! I appreciate your comments and feedback, and please share with others. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org