Welcome to Gordon Hilsman's Work

About Me

My Experience

I am an emeritus ACPE and NACC certified spiritual educator with advanced degrees in Human Development, Theology, and Pastoral Counseling. I worked as a chaplain in a fine addiction treatment program and spent a few decades conducting group clinical education for improving spiritual care in hospitals, mental health facilities and a large food kitchen for the indigent. I am married for 38 years to a mental health RN, and have three grown children, two nurses and a restaurant/bar manager and drummer. Mu latest book, How to Get the Most out of Clinical Pastoral Education: A CPE Primer, will be available May 1, 2018 from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   

My Publications

Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in the Medical Record

How to get the Most out of Clinical Pastoral Education: A CPE Primer

Intimate Spirituality: The Catholic Way of Love and Sex

Journal Articles on various spiritual care topics over the past 15 years 

My Passions

Developing quality spiritual care of hospitalized people through clinical education of chaplains and the health care clinicians willing to invest their time and attention in recognizing, responding to  and describing patient spiritual needs from a practical, humanistic perspective.  



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St Joseph Hospital, 1100 West Stewart Drive Orange CA 92868