Rabbi Dr. Lisa Bensinger

  • Chaplain, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
  • Associate Rabbi, Temple Sholom (USCJ)
  • Specialist in Group Dynamics and Thanatology

Rabbi Dr. Lisa Bensinger has been serving as a trauma and healthcare chaplain for eleven years. Her work is quite diverse from working in cancer/stem cell transplant units, burn centers and eventually the Family Assistance Center following the attacks from 9/11 in New York. Rabbi Bensinger, serving as a chaplain for the American Red Cross Spiritual Aviation Incident Response Team held the first memorial service with a grieving family at Ground Zero. She has specialized in developing a study of spirituality related to neurology subsequently taught to neurologists, healthcare workers and chaplains. Rabbi Bensinger was chosen as the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century in the field of Thanatology and Group Dynamics. She has also recently been awarded a honorary Ph.D. from Breyer State University in the same above field. One of her specialties is leading bereavement groups and teaching group dynamics to caregivers.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Life Changes

This workshop takes a serious look at all life changes whether illness, accidents, moving, job transfers, new baby, loss of independence and views them as transformational grief. In addition it outlines quality care that assists in working through these adjustments.

New Agenda Oriented Chaplaincy

The workshop addresses how family, friends and professinal care-givers can assist those going through traumatic healthcare problems and other chaplain related care by using Game Theory, Neurolinguistic Programing and theories of cooperation,

The Search for Equilibrium in Groups

Thi workshop assists care-givers in assessing and treating individuals in a group situation.

Following is a partial list of organizations with whom Rabbi Dr. Lisa Bensinger has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

Dade County Office

Temple Sholom


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