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.
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