Honoring The Spirit Through Loving Care And Service
San Francisco General Hospital is a unique environment in which to learn: a busy county hospital that maintains a daily census of over 500 patients, providing medical services regardless of economic status. Many of the patients we serve are socially and economically marginalized, homeless, suffer from mental illness or substance abuse, or are victims of trauma or violence.
Current Education Programs
The Sojourn Training and Internship Education Programs introduce students to the work of hospital chaplaincy and assist them in developing spiritual care competencies. The programs include the following methods of learning: didactic seminars; reading & writing assignments; Peer Reflection Group, clinical coverage (direct patient care), group supervisory/reflection sessions, and individual supervision.
Sojourn is affiliated with seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union (and is in the process of developing relationships with other seminaries) for Field Education placements. Field Ed Internships are tailored to students wishing to complete their field education or do an internship or advanced field education placement in a chaplaincy setting. Interns work closely with on-site mentors who offer regular feedback and support. Students develop a learning covenant and work on specific learning goals, which often include goals related to leadership development, community-building, and teaching or educational opportunities.
Sojourn also works with Westmont College, Santa Barbara, to provide internships in their Urban Studies program (and is beginning to partner with several departments at other colleges). In all cases, provides Sojourn works actively with field education program leaders to assure that its internship program fulfills all academic requirements.
If you would like to learn more about Sojourn Chaplaincy training and internship programs, please contact:
Reverend Angela Guida, RN (ret), MSW, MTS
Volunteer & Education Manager