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Mental Health Integration for Chaplain Services





The Mental Health Integration for Chaplain Services (MHICS) program is a one-year training that aims to better equip chaplains in the provision of care to Veterans and Service members with mental health problems. The MHICS training is comprised of three 12-week courses. Each course is comprised of five distance modules and one face-to-face training. Distance modules typically include three 50-60-minute video didactics, readings, and a regularly scheduled 90-minute small-group consultation call using video conferencing. Each distance module can be completed at any time during a two-week span (we request completing work prior to the consultation call in the 2nd week), with modules taking an estimated time of 8-12 hours each to complete. While the majority of the MHICS training is accomplished through distance learning modalities, each of the three courses also includes a 2.5-day face-to-face training intensive.

Click here for the 2017-2018 MHICS Brochure.

MHICS graduates have shared that the training has:

[helped] me interact more proficiently with behavioral health. — Army chaplain

deepened my understanding of the overlap between mental health and chaplaincy. — Navy chaplain

provided me with tools for pastoral care I had not previously been using ... brought me up to date on research … [and enhanced my ability] to communicate to Mental Health providers. — VA chaplain



If you are a Chaplain interested in the Mental Health Integration for Chaplain Services (MHICS) training, please click on the Overview tab for more information.

MHICS Alumni

Spotlight on The MHICS Chaplain Community

2014-2015 MHICS Cohort

DoD   VA
Jesse Adkinson   Constance Arthur
Chad Bellamy   Nancy Cornell
Carlos Brito   Alejandro De Jesus
Sean Burson   Octavio Di Iulio
Matthew Cassady   George Diller
Bruce Crouterfield   Tammie Elfadili
Christopher Earley   Jennifer Hanksmeyer
Stephanie Handy   Kerry Haynes
 Alfred Matthews   Gretchen Hulse
Baron Miller   Beverly Hume
David Ravenscraft   Lyn Juckniess 
Peter Robinson   Brian Manigold
Ben Sandford   Rob McLaren
Chuck Seligman   Joe McMahan
Matthew Stevens   Elizabeth Putnam
John Tarr   Louise Shaw
Mike Tomlinson   Ronald Skaggs
    Cliff Vicars

2016 MHICS Cohort

DoD   VA
Michael Bram   Ethel Bamberg-Revis
Bryan Davenport   Herbert Becker 
Clay Edinger   Douglas Falls
Kenya Gray   Janet Hanson
Frances Igboeli   James Hughes
Clayton Jones   Lannie Lake
Jason Knudeson   Ann Luna
Linda Lesane   David McElwain
Dallas Little   Robert Mueller
Benjamin Mayhugh   Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad
Eamon McGraw   Lance Qualmann
Michael McGruder   Richard Ross
Linda Murtala   Valerie Sanders
Charles Owens   Steven Smith
Robert Sterling   LaRon Stover
Christopher Sutton   Bruce Swingle
Yonatan Warren   Chris Van Inwagen
Jeromy Wells   Brynn White
    Kimberly Willis
    Butch Wise