Chaplain Education and Training

U.S. Army photo by Maj. Andy Thaggard

Chaplains are often the first line of defense for service members’ moral and spiritual concerns. They provide counsel in theater to help service members cope with battlefield experiences and when service members return home and face new challenges.

Chaplains Working Group

PHCoE offers a Chaplains Working Group (CHWG) to provide a forum and resources for sustained collaboration between the Defense Department, Department of Veterans Affairs, and civilian chaplains and mental health care providers regarding common needs, concerns and suggestions for ensuring best support to our nation’s service members and their family. Its quarterly webinars allows chaplains and mental health care providers the opportunity to discuss the latest available evidence-based knowledge on common areas of concern, to better address psychological and spiritual health issues of service members and families they serve. Previous CHWG webinars have addressed:

  • Moral injury and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Sexual assault
  • Substance misuse
  • Suicide prevention
  • Psychological health
  • National Guard/reserves

A complete archive of past CHWG webinar materials, as well as additional training videos and resources for chaplains and mental health care providers, is available on the Psychological Health and Chaplaincy website on the platform.

For access to the site or to be kept apprised of upcoming CHWG webinar topics and presentations, please send an email request to:

Confidentiality Webinar

Access the presentation and audio recording file from the September 2020 webinar on confidentiality of communications between chaplains and service members.

Chaplain Resources